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Penzey's in Hillcrest

pine time May 31, 2012 08:11 AM

May be old news to some, but just read that Penzey's spice is coming to the Hillcrest Colonnade (1274 University Ave). Will save the long drive to Irvine.

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    pine time Jul 23, 2012 07:32 AM

    It's open!

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    1. re: pine time
      DiningDiva Jul 23, 2012 09:05 AM

      That was fast!! When I drove by 2 weeks ago, they didn't look anywhere near ready to open.

    2. DiningDiva Jul 11, 2012 01:34 PM

      I had an appointment up in Hillcrest this morning just a couple of blocks from the reported new location, so I drove by to see if it was open. It is not, and from the looks of the space they're not very close. In fact, the for lease sign is still up in the windows!

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        boltsfan Jul 3, 2012 09:28 AM

        Is it open yet?

        Is it the same company as?

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        1. re: boltsfan
          DiningDiva Jul 3, 2012 10:06 AM

          No, it is this company - http://www.penzeys.com/

          I've ordered on-line from them and have been very happy with what I received. Nice selection of spice blends.

          I don't think they're open yet, but they are advertising parttime jobs available

          1. re: DiningDiva
            tavmark Jul 4, 2012 08:46 AM

            Oh wow. This makes me really happy and I don't even live in SD anymore!!!

            Their spices are top notch and I am really glad they are in CA. (I am thinking they might have a location in the LA area, but just don't remember.) Their customer service is very good. I have been ordering from them on-line for years.

            Now if I could only get one in Fresno - LOL.

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              pine time Jul 4, 2012 11:49 AM

              The L.A.-ish location is in Irvine. Since I prefer to shop in-store, used to drive there several times a year from S.D. area, so now very glad they're coming to Hillcrest. Hope they open by fall...will stock up then on all my pre-holiday baking spices.

              1. re: tavmark
                Norm Man Jul 4, 2012 01:11 PM

                FYI, Penzey's has a location in Santa Monica, Penzey's first California store.

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                  Norm Man Jul 4, 2012 05:31 PM

                  Sorry, Penzey's location in Torrance was its first California store.

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                    tavmark Jul 6, 2012 07:21 AM

                    This is all good to know. Means when I'm making that "fabulous" drive up or down the 5 or the 405 I can stop in Torrance, Irvine, or Santa Monica. :))

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              beth1 May 31, 2012 09:06 PM

              This just made my day.

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                master815k May 31, 2012 09:45 AM

                I got the letter in the mail too! I am excited for it. Is it open yet?

                1. DiningDiva May 31, 2012 08:47 AM

                  Will save the shipping fees and wait when ordering on-line as well

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