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Vons Coronado Fire

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Re: Vons Coronado Fire

Post by storewanderer » June 29th, 2018, 10:31 pm

Time for the new store to open.

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Re: Vons Coronado Fire

Post by rwsandiego » June 30th, 2018, 6:47 am

storewanderer wrote:
June 29th, 2018, 10:31 pm
Time for the new store to open.
It will be interesting to see what they do. It is a small store, but all the stores on Coronado are small. It is also the only full-service supermarket unless you count Smart and Final Extra, which I don't.

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Re: Vons Coronado Fire

Post by submariner » June 30th, 2018, 10:14 am

rwsandiego wrote:
June 30th, 2018, 6:47 am
storewanderer wrote:
June 29th, 2018, 10:31 pm
Time for the new store to open.
It will be interesting to see what they do. It is a small store, but all the stores on Coronado are small. It is also the only full-service supermarket unless you count Smart and Final Extra, which I don't.
A small fire limited to a motor in the basement and a transformer explosion exterior to the store... Save for smoke & water damage, It's a safe bet this store will be restored. The store was last remodeled in 2009.

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Re: Vons Coronado Fire

Post by storewanderer » July 1st, 2018, 12:09 am

rwsandiego wrote:
June 30th, 2018, 6:47 am
storewanderer wrote:
June 29th, 2018, 10:31 pm
Time for the new store to open.
It will be interesting to see what they do. It is a small store, but all the stores on Coronado are small. It is also the only full-service supermarket unless you count Smart and Final Extra, which I don't.
Might be a good opportunity for Albertsons to get its (nicer) store back from Smart & Final Extra. Smart & Final's stock keeps falling. It may be time to sell some stores back to Albertsons that would work better as real conventional stores.

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Re: Vons Coronado Fire

Post by rwsandiego » July 2nd, 2018, 7:57 pm

storewanderer wrote:
July 1st, 2018, 12:09 am
rwsandiego wrote:
June 30th, 2018, 6:47 am
storewanderer wrote:
June 29th, 2018, 10:31 pm
Time for the new store to open.
It will be interesting to see what they do. It is a small store, but all the stores on Coronado are small. It is also the only full-service supermarket unless you count Smart and Final Extra, which I don't.
Might be a good opportunity for Albertsons to get its (nicer) store back from Smart & Final Extra. Smart & Final's stock keeps falling. It may be time to sell some stores back to Albertsons that would work better as real conventional stores.
That WOULD be nice. Not to mention there is room to expand. However, there would be a huge to-do if they tried to expand that former Lucky/Albertsons and another to-do if they closed the VONS. (Think of the senior citizens, storewanderer, think of the seniors! Never mind they are wealthy and have cars and/or drivers!)

On the other hand, the mid-century VONS would look great with the upscale decor package they are putting in Pavilions and the new Clark/Division Jewel. Coronado is wealthy enough to support a more upscale store.

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Re: Vons Coronado Fire

Post by submariner » July 2nd, 2018, 8:06 pm

rwsandiego wrote:
July 2nd, 2018, 7:57 pm
On the other hand, the mid-century VONS would look great with the upscale decor package they are putting in Pavilions and the new Clark/Division Jewel. Coronado is wealthy enough to support a more upscale store.
The Lifestyle remodel of 2009 Supports your opinion. Negative opinions aside about that package, Coronado *did* get a top-shelf version of the package, with respect given to the extremely limited square footage of the store. I like the Pavilions decor, but I'm worried it would look too oversized in the store. Whatever happens, I think it will work out.

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Re: Vons Coronado Fire

Post by rwsandiego » July 2nd, 2018, 8:35 pm

submariner wrote:
July 2nd, 2018, 8:06 pm
rwsandiego wrote:
July 2nd, 2018, 7:57 pm
On the other hand, the mid-century VONS would look great with the upscale decor package they are putting in Pavilions and the new Clark/Division Jewel. Coronado is wealthy enough to support a more upscale store.
The Lifestyle remodel of 2009 Supports your opinion. Negative opinions aside about that package, Coronado *did* get a top-shelf version of the package, with respect given to the extremely limited square footage of the store....
I liked it too. In 2009. :)
submariner wrote:
July 2nd, 2018, 8:06 pm
...I like the Pavilions decor, but I'm worried it would look too oversized in the store. Whatever happens, I think it will work out.
Yeah, I don't think they will go "cheap" on Coronado.

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Re: Vons Coronado Fire

Post by klkla » July 3rd, 2018, 4:07 pm

The problem with Coronado isn't wealth per se. It's population density. There isn't a large enough population to support a store that is too labor intensive.

The other problem is that a large percentage of the population has access to the military commissary.

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