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Mina mini-grocery for Fillmore

The former Real Foods location at 3060 Fillmore has already landed a Shake Shack fast food restaurant and a Rumble fitness center. Now celebrated local chef Michael Mina has teamed with CenterCal to open Indie Superette on the site. The mini-grocery will feature fresh produce, nuts and grains, nut milk, eggs, dairy, and other grocery staples, along with grab-and-go items such as salads, smoothies, and items from the nearby Mina Test Kitchen.

The developer, CenterCal Properties, reports that it had tried to get a major national grocer or a boutique local outlet for the space, but it’s odd shape and narrow footprint along with little parking meant larger grocery chains were uninterested. The company says it reached out to at least 17 grocers — everyone from Amazon to Mollie Stone’s to Trader Joes — with no luck.

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