Shop Talk: New grocery stores closer to opening
Original post made on Jun 1, 2012
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on Jun 1, 2012 at 1:00 pm
I love these Shop Talk articles. Thank you for keeping us in the know!
on Jun 1, 2012 at 1:07 pm
Anyone else think that all of the new grocery stores mentioned in this article are in really terrible locations? These are all on busy streets away from residential areas, which forces people to drive to them and encourages more traffic from out-of-towners. As far as I know, there are no bike lanes on any of these streets (Embarcadero, El Camino, San Antonio, Alma), or are the developers going to be adding those at some time?
on Jun 1, 2012 at 1:14 pm
They are all being built in existing shopping centers. More traffic is good--it means more people visiting, shopping and spending money in Palo Alto--though I doubt that there will be many out of towners coming to the postage stamp sized grocery stores in Palo alto. The jewel will be the 65K sq foot Safeway on San Antonio. That is in Mountain View, so Palo Alto has no say in the matter. Stores have learned their lesson--do not build in Palo Alto--build near the border and they will come.