Formerly the site of a shuttered Texaco station, a hillside lot at the corner of Verdugo Boulevard and Hilldale Drive in La Cañada Flintridge has begun a long-awaited transformation into a 9,230 square-foot restaurant and retail complex.
Construction crews were at work this week pouring 70-foot concrete pilings into the ground as supports for the single-story structure and a multi-level parking area below it.
The new building’s design and appearance will resemble that of the Vons shopping center next door, and the property will be accessible from entrances on Verdugo and through the shopping center, said Dave Maron, an agent with Stevenson Real Estate.
Both the Vons complex and the former Texaco site at 1975 Verdugo Blvd. have been owned for many years by Burbank-based real estate firm Jackbilt. Jackbilt hired Stevenson Real Estate to handle leasing of the new property, which includes a roughly 4,000-square-foot restaurant space and three retail units between 1,412 and 1,965 square-feet in size.