Pavilions parting? La Jolla store on the chopping block

The Pavilions store at 7544 Girard Ave. may close if a merger of two grocery titans goes through.

Kroger and Albertsons, two of the largest grocery companies, released a list July 10 of 579 stores to be sold off under their proposed merger, as reported by CBS 8. The La Jolla location is one of 11 San Diego area stores included.

Kroger executives have informed employees at all the affected locations that the stores would be turned over to C&S Wholesale Grocers if the merger goes through, with jobs intact at C&S.

The Federal Trade Commission is challenging the proposed $24.6 billion merger, however, saying it would lead to higher grocery prices and negatively affect workers.

The United Food and Commercial Workers union, which represents grocery workers, continues to oppose the merger.

The La Jolla store was converted from a Vons to the upscale Pavilions in fall 2022.

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Elisabeth Frausto has been reporting on and writing about La Jolla since 2019. With dozens of local and state journalism awards to her name, Elisabeth knows the industry as well as she knows her community. When she’s not covering all things 92037, you’ll find her with coffee in hand staring at the sea.
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Elisabeth Frausto

Elisabeth Frausto has been reporting on and writing about La Jolla since 2019. With dozens of local and state journalism awards to her name, Elisabeth knows the industry as well as she knows her community. When she’s not covering all things 92037, you’ll find her with coffee in hand staring at the sea.

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