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Porto’s Bakery is moving forward with an outpost in Northridge.
Plans were recently filed with the City of Los Angeles to convert the Sears Auto Center, at 1000 Northridge Fashion Ctr., into Porto’s Bakery.
“Preliminary review” and “discussion” are on “hold,” as per the Northridge West Neighborhood Council, so it’s unclear when the project will move forward.
Rumors in mid-2019 started circulating that Porto’s Bakery might repurpose the standalone building in the Northridge Fashion Center parking lot but at the time, ownership claimed they were only scouting the space as a possibility.
In addition to overhauling the building into the bakery, plans call for a new, 2,700-square-foot outdoor patio.
Porto’s Bakery, which currently operates five locations in SoCal, will open its newest location carrying on the legacy of its founder, the late Rosa Porto, who at the end of last year passed away at the age of 89.
[Editor’s note: an earlier version of this article incorrectly pinned the new Porto’s for the Westfield Topanga Sears-conversion project.]