Posted by A Winner., a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Jun 24, 2012 at 11:17 pm
So, the BIG question is HOW and WHERE are they expanding???? How much further should i expect to be walking inside the store? This is difficult to even take in right now, I am short so too much stress on my legs will make them weak and sore. Can they add chairs in the store for people that want to sit and think about what products to purchase? All the standing NEEDS to GO! I am so gosh darn upset.
Posted by bigger grocery stores, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Jun 25, 2012 at 8:39 am
We badly need bigger grocery stores in all parts of town. The selection at the existing stores is terrible. This is a diverse city that enjoys diverse menus and the grocery stores need to stock a diverse selection of fresh foods.
Posted by Phil, a resident of the Fairmeadow neighborhood, on Jun 25, 2012 at 5:51 pm
I recall that Piazza was one of the stores that sponsored the "Hold the Line" petition to limit Lucky/Abertson's to 20000 sq feet. Now that the replacement at Alma Plaza will be a rather small 19000 sq feet market (half the size of the original Berkeley Bowl), I guess they've decided that a little bigger is just fine (24000 sq feet if my math is correct, based on 4000 being a 20% expansion). I have nothing against Piazza expanding, but I wish they hadn't helped kill what would have been a larger, more traditional market. I hope Berkeley Bowl's Alma Plaza version will at least provide a good alternative for shopping in Palo Alto (as opposed to driving to Mt View) and that their prices are better than Piazza's