Has South LA Shopping Center Project Been Abandoned?
It has been two years since a developer began preparing to build a South LA retail project that was billed as being able to transform Vermont Knolls, but the promises of the 200K SF shopping center have not come to fruition.
It was originally scheduled to be completed by the end of last year.
A Sassony Properties executive attributes the delays to a legal dispute with the agency that is the successor to the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency.
Community Coalition of South LA executive vice president Aurea Montes-Rodriguez said the developer was not serious about the shopping center development.
The project, known as the Vermont Entertainment Village, proposed upscale retailers, a grocery store, a performance plaza and a banquet hall, among other amenities.