Northern California-Fresh & Easy/Tesco Locations-2009

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Jason B.
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Northern California-Fresh & Easy/Tesco Locations-2009

Post by Jason B. » 31 Jan 2008 18:34

On 1/30/08, Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Stores (a division of the U.K.-based Tesco supermarket chain) announced 18 locations for its first stores in the San Francisco Bay Area, to open in 2009. They will be of small size (approximately 10,000 square feet) compared to the 50,000 to 70,000 square feet size of most new conventional supermarket locations.

Does anyone know if Fresh & Easy plans to recycle any former supermarket chain locations? Trader Joe's and Grocery Outlet often re-use supermarket buildings from the '40s, '50s and '60s. For example, the Lafayette, Calif. Trader Joe's is in a former Louis Stores supermarket building; the Walnut Creek Trader Joe's is in a portion of a former Lucky/Albertson's. Or does Fresh & Easy/Tesco typically construct new buildings?

The last coordinated foray into the northern California grocery store market must have been the entry of Alpha Beta in the late 1960s. Perhaps Ralphs also belongs in this category, too, when it acquired many stores in the region as a consequence of the Lucky/Albertson's merger in 1999.

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Re: Northern California-Fresh & Easy/Tesco Locations-2009

Post by lvkewlkid » 31 Jan 2008 22:12

Fresh and Easy in Las Vegas has used a mixture of new builds and recycled stores...They have recycled some former Sav-Ons and they are buying some former Rite-Aids, but mostly new builds...

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Re: Northern California-Fresh & Easy/Tesco Locations-2009

Post by TJguy » 17 Jul 2011 20:37

The Danville Fresh & Easy on Diablo Road is a small former Alpha Beta/Lucky/Albertsons store. They took 1/2 the location, the other half is a Walgreen's. Walnut Creek is also in an existing center, not sure what it was before they moved in. The San Francisco store at 32nd and Clement is a former Albertson's.


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Re: Northern California-Fresh & Easy/Tesco Locations-2009

Post by Jason B. » 31 Jul 2011 02:05

The Walnut Creek Fresh & Easy is in the former Rite Aid drug store, I think. The former Albertson's store building within the same shopping center on Ygnacio Valley Road is now occupied by Sports Basement, a sporting goods chain store.

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