Adverse economic conditions have forced a delay in development of the proposed Sport Chalet shopping village in La Canada Flintridge for up to a year, a company official said this week.
"This is not exactly the best time to go out and lease space," said Robert Haueter, vice president of marketing for the sporting goods chain. However, he said the company "expects the recession to bottom out soon. Things are starting to improve already."
The La Canada Flintridge City Council earlier this month granted the Sport Chalet until July, 1992, to begin construction of the $25-million project. The development, first proposed more than seven years ago, was approved last July after a year of public hearings and heated debate. The initial approval required the developer to break ground by this July.
Owners of the plan to replace an antiquated complex of retail stores on an 11.7-acre site at Foothill Boulevard and Angeles Crest Highway with a tony, European-style village.