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Albertson's at Edgewood Plaza to close

Original post made by Bill D'Agostino, Palo Alto Weekly reporter, on Jun 6, 2006

Say goodbye to another grocery store, Palo Alto.

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Posted by KCSarr
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Jun 9, 2006 at 1:43 pm

It is probably a good thing the Albertson's is closing now, because then the site can be renovated all together, as it should be. However, if Sand Hill Properties (the current owners of the retail portion of the site) continues to propose that a new Edgewood Plaza should be closed off and turn its back on the neighborhood (as it did in the latest meeting in May), and build high-density housing, with perhaps a small boutique grocery store and only a small amount of retail, this will not serve the neighborhoods for which the shopping center was built. This is suppposed to be a dedicated neighborhood shopping center -- one of four in Palo Alto. Instead it, like Alma Plaza, are being turned into centers of housing with retail and grocery stores thrown in as an after-thought. If we want a more liveable and even "walkable" Palo Alto, we need to make sure these dedicated shopping centers remain just that: shopping centers open to their neighborhoods.