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At 4:00 a.m. on April 15, people lined up outside the Vons at 450 W. University Avenue. A sale had been announced that would precede a renovation of the grocery store. (To say it was time to keep up with the Albertsons across the street is an understatement.)

A gentleman bought $1800 worth of liquor for $900. Other people stocked up on half-priced T-bones and rib-eye steaks.

The store’s crew celebrated later at the Aero Club on India Street; they will work at one of the other Vons stores in San Diego. The mood was generally upbeat.

Demolition of the store was to begin Monday, April 18.

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readermb April 20, 2011 @ 9:45 a.m.

Correction.. Monday, April 18th or Tuesday April 19th?

Oops. Thanks. — Ed.


Jasmine Rios April 21, 2011 @ 11:17 a.m.

It's about time! It's been such an eye sore for beautiful Mission Hills. Been wondering for years when they were going to either knock this place down or re-vamp it.

The Albertson's across the street needs to go next!


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