Businesses at the Mountain Shadows Plaza have been struggling ever since Pacific Market left town in February 2011, with many taking a direct hit to their bottom line.
Now shopping center owner Joe Veluttini says the property will be easier to market if proper entitlements are in place. To achieve this, he has petitioned the city for a conditional use permit for a new grocery store, although no specific store has been named as a tenant.
A call to Veluttini on Monday was not returned.
The vacant building, located at 901 Golf Course Drive, has continuously served as a grocery store since the center was built in 1984.
Curiously, in his application, Veluttini says “the market” will employ 80 people and have up to 40 stalls, although it’s not clear where Veluttini gets these numbers if the new tenant is theoretical.
The Planning Commission meeting starts this Thursday at 6pm.
Are you a business or resident that has been impacted by the Pacific Market closure? What grocery store would you like to see on the spot?