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Gelson's Pacific Palisades Holds 40th Anniversary Celebration on August 24-25

Each Gelson's Market features the full amenities of a traditional supermarket, with the local flavor of a neighborhood market

When you turn back the clock to 1979, it's easy to spot some significant cultural milestones: Sony transformed music portability with the Walkman, Pink Floyd released The Wall, the first children's TV network Nickelodeon launched... and, of course, Gelson's opened in the Pacific Palisades!

Four decades ago, the Palisades was still a quiet emerging community, and Gelson's helped to shepherd its growth and popularity, offering the very best produce, meats and other products, as well as unsurpassed standards for customer service. "We went out of our way to earn the confidence of the community, and they have remained loyal to their 'local Gelson's,'" recalls Donna Tyndall, who worked at the Palisades store back then and now serves as senior vice president, operations at Gelson's Encino headquarters. "Many have been shopping here for decades, and many new customers are won over by our exceptional quality and service."

On Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25, Gelson's Pacific Palisades will be celebrating its 40th anniversary. In addition to a visit by Donna Tyndall and original Store Director Glenn Price, among other special appearances, Gelson's will mark the milestone with specials, including 30% off wine, beer and spirits (see store for details); samples from Gelson's Grill and other areas; free groceries (one winner every hour) from 11 a.m.-5 p.m .; and anniversary cake!

About Gelson's

Gelson's currently operates 27 full-service specialty grocery stores in Southern California. Each Gelson's Market features the full amenities of a traditional supermarket, with the local flavor of a neighborhood market. Their high standards – for quality, value and freshness; unsurpassed service; and attention to detail – define the ultimate grocery shopping experience. With over 65 years' experience, Gelson's in-house experts know Southern California's lifestyle and are driven to find only the best foods and exclusive values for their customers. Gelson's is particularly known for flavorful, hand-selected produce, the best and freshest cuts of meat and seafood, and Chef-prepared signature recipes. This experience is rounded out by professionally designed floral arrangements, and a convenient selection of the highest quality grocery items. Find out why Life Tastes Better Here® at


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