As mentioned on Monday, the West Hollywood Jons grocery store at Fountain and La Brea closes its doors for good on Saturday. And indeed, work on the mixed-use apartment project from the Monarch Group looks to be imminent--Jeff Seymour, the project's representative, tells Curbed that work will begin in September. Meanwhile, the Carls Jr.-destroyer/sister project at Santa Monica Blvd. and La Brea is a little behind--there were some tract change issues--but Seymour believes work should start by the end of the year (get your Super Star with cheese while you can). Expect
at least a year 30 months of construction considering the size of the projects, which will look just like the renderings (pictured: the Jons project), according to Seymour. Monarch is not ready to talk about any specific retail tenants, like maybe a replacement grocery store, but Seymour mentioned Jons was considering a neighborhood shuttle to take devotees to their store in East Hollywood. Of course there's also a Ralphs across the street and the lonely Trader Joe's a half mile away.
· WeHo Jons Shuttering Aug. 20 [Cured LA]
· Monarch Moves Forward, Movietown Plaza TJ's Staying Open [Curbed LA]