Gelson’s Calabasas store is shown here. The Encino-based company plans to have its first three San Diego County stores up and running by the end of March.

Gelson’s Calabasas store is shown here. The Encino-based company plans to have its first three San Diego County stores up and running by the end of March.

— When Encino-based Gelson’s Markets opens next month in Del Mar, with its first-ever San Diego County store, it will be going head-to-head against its biggest competition for high-end grocery shopping dollars — Whole Foods Market, located directly across the street...

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