Another new grocery store
Original post made by Shops outside of Palo Alto on Sep 22, 2012
Plus if I want large scale shopping there is the Safeway in Menlo PArk and there will also soon be a large Safeway in Mountain View where the Sears used to be.
I see no reason to try to grocery shop in Palo Alto.
Another interesting story--years ago when Lucky wanted to enlarge the Alma Plaza store, Piazza's was one of the stores that insisted that Palo Alto maintain the 20K square foot rule (since competition is frowned upon in Palo Alto). Since then they have expanded once and are now expanding again--surely they must be well over 20K square feet limit now. Draw your own conclusions and/or demonstrate with your wallet how you feel about that.
on Sep 22, 2012 at 2:12 pm
We visited Sprouts and liked it. Smaller format than a Safeway, but most of the food items we shop for. This plus Costco will take care of the vast majority of our shopping. Not quite as upscale as Piazza's or Mollie Stones but prices quite a bit lower. We hadn't heard of it, but it is a mid-size chain, over 100 stores from Texas through California, so they know what they are doing. Definitely worth checking out.
on Sep 22, 2012 at 3:27 pm
I was pleased with Sprouts when I checked it out - I have to go to that center frequently and to also do some grocery shopping there at a nice store will be great. I agree with the above post that Midtown Safeway does not meet our family's needs and I only reluctantly shop there, on rare occasion, if absolutely necessary.
on Sep 22, 2012 at 5:23 pm
Safeway midtown is small and dingy?
True, they don't restock the shelves as often as they need to, but Small and Dingy? Perhaps you were brought up in a wasteful, rich environment so that this big store looks dingy to you. Spoiled rotten is the way some would describe that opinion.