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Tresierras grocery store departs downtown Newhall

Family-owned supermarket served community for 32 years

Posted: January 29, 2014 2:00 a.m.
Updated: January 29, 2014 2:00 a.m.

A sign posted on the window thanks customers for 32 years of patronage as Aracely Chandres, right, and her daughter Alejandra, 3, peer in the locked doors of the Tresierras Supermarket located on Main Street in Newhall on Tuesday. Signal photo by Dan Watson.

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After 32 years, Tresierras Supermarket in Newhall closed, according to the sign posted on the front of the grocery store.

A family-owned grocery retailer since 1944 announced the closing is “with deep regret,” however that it plans to open a larger store at a new location in the Santa Clarita Valley soon.

Tresierras, a full service supermarket, has four other locations in Santa Paula, Pacoima, Oxnard and Sylmar, where the company is headquartered.

At one point, Tresierras had plans to move into a 28,900-square-foot building at a newly built Stagecoach Plaza in 2006 on Newhall Avenue and Carl Court.

By the time the shopping center was finished, the country was rapidly falling sliding into the recession and the grocer decided not to move into the new location due to the downturn in the economy, said a spokesperson with the city of Santa Clarita in June 2012.

Now 70 years old, the family owned and operated chain originally opened its first store in San Fernando when the family patriarchs moved from Santa Paula only to find that the Latino community in the San Fernando Valley was dramatically underserved.


Carlitos: Posted: January 29, 2014 4:48 a.m.

No mas frijoles. This merchant wasn't artsy enough. Gotta make room for more Grannie Art Slams! --edited.

Jackk: Posted: January 29, 2014 6:10 a.m.

I wonder if they aren't eyeing the Albertsons location at Sierra and Soledad.

I observe that Food 4 Less and SuperFresh both cater to a Latino demo so the customer base is there.

MMmmm. Carne Asada!

scv_donn: Posted: January 29, 2014 6:31 a.m.

I sure hope they reopen soon. I've been shopping there for 25 years. I love this store.

michael: Posted: January 29, 2014 8:27 a.m.

Well, not to worry, a new vibrant business will soon move in the vacant building. I hear the name of the business is when Pigs Fly!

scvforall: Posted: January 29, 2014 9:17 a.m.

Their biggest problem was a lack of parking, and the age of the building. I'm shocked the Vallarta in Newhall didn't put them out of business years ago. Clean and well stocked, can never compare to old and dingy.

I hope they open a new location soon, and in an area that needs a local market.

I stopped shopping at the Big Chains after the last grocery strike and won't go back. With Sprouts, Trader Joes, Vallarta, Valley Produce and Target there is no need to ever shop the markets who charge so much more to pay for bad service by over paid disgruntled union employees.

bobforte: Posted: January 29, 2014 9:24 a.m.

Well the roundabout should be bringing in the business now. Maybe they should have waited before closing.

michael: Posted: January 29, 2014 9:35 a.m.

I am thinking one of our councilmembers can move their window washing business from home to the vacant building. Might even be a good location for her to have a district office for council activities.

tpaul: Posted: January 29, 2014 10:37 a.m.

SCV_DONN - I concour

cms96a: Posted: January 29, 2014 10:55 a.m.

Another empty building. Just like Billys, Newhall Hardware, these stores were the only reason I went to downtown Newhall.

BBennetts: Posted: January 29, 2014 10:57 a.m.

The Main Street area is becoming a ghost town. Last time I drove through there were strings of vacant shops. Add to this that Billys just closed as did one of those boutique shops. The city sure made a mess of the area.

bobforte: Posted: January 29, 2014 2:18 p.m.

Problem with downtown newhall is they took away all the parking. Too many no parking and red zones.

cj64: Posted: January 29, 2014 2:18 p.m.

BB that is the citys plan. Drive all business out of Newhall and make it a depressed area. They will build multistory "Metro" style condos for the people who want to live in awesometown and take the train to work in LA. Cars and parking will not be required. It will look like the SFV around the Metro Red Line Station in North Hollywood, and the Orange line in Woodland Hills.

philellis: Posted: January 29, 2014 4:59 p.m.

@cj64 - Awesometown refers to Valencia and you can't live in Valencia by living in Newhall.

castaicjack: Posted: January 29, 2014 8:39 p.m.

Well, you can always go to the library...

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