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by Alpha8472
May 19th, 2022, 6:46 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Sprouts Closing 2 San Francisco Bay Area Stores
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Sprouts Closing 2 San Francisco Bay Area Stores

I am wondering why Sprouts would close down these two stores. These are good neighborhoods with lots of upper middle class people nearby. Why aren't they closing down the one in Oakland? Mountain View is very close to the rich tech workers at Apple and other tech companies. Sprouts has increased pri...
by Alpha8472
May 19th, 2022, 1:41 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Nordstrom: dying too?
Replies: 9
Views: 343

Re: Nordstrom: dying too?

I know of a Nordstrom in a rich suburb that closed. It was the Nordstrom at Stoneridge Mall in Pleasanton, California. That is a low crime city with many upper middle class residents. I have no idea why it closed as the mall is one of the busiest malls in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is possible t...
by Alpha8472
May 18th, 2022, 1:33 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Vons Montecito to become Pavilions
Replies: 20
Views: 1478

Re: Vons Montecito to become Pavilions

The Safeway with Pavilions decor in San Ramon has the huge new wine department. There is a huge walk-in glass wine room with sliding glass doors. The huge windows display tons of wines. There is even a wine tasting counter. BevMo! is in the same shopping center, but this Safeway has a superior selec...
by Alpha8472
May 18th, 2022, 9:03 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: Safeway NorCal Remodels and New Stores
Replies: 85
Views: 9436

Re: Safeway NorCal Remodels and New Stores

Safeway self checkout has been extremely packed together when they install the new Toshiba machines. There is no room to move. This is the case even at the recently remodeled high end Safeway with the Pavilions decor in San Ramon on Crow Canyon Road. They have so much empty floor space, but designed...
by Alpha8472
May 18th, 2022, 8:51 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Wall Township Kmart To Become Target: Delay
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Wall Township Kmart To Become Target: Delay

The very high volume Target in Walnut Creek, California recently completed yet another remodel. It was remodeled around 2019 into the fancy decor with faux wood on the exterior. This time the faux wood was removed from the exterior, and the exterior was repainted. Target must hate faux wood now. The...
by Alpha8472
May 16th, 2022, 2:54 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Vons Westminster, CA 16450 Beach Blvd
Replies: 47
Views: 2876

Re: Vons Westminster, CA 16450 Beach Blvd

Sea Food City is almost like a mini-mall with a food court and other stores. They are super clean and neat. There are Filipino restaurants such as Jollibee right inside.
by Alpha8472
May 16th, 2022, 2:52 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Retail Theft Ring Loot Discovered
Replies: 11
Views: 380

Re: Retail Theft Ring Loot Discovered

Sam's Club lets non-members shop but with an added fee on items. The Sam's Club near me in the San Francisco Bay Area does not even check for cards at the door. The front door is wide open and not staffed. They only staff the separate exit door. Shoplifters can just run out the front door.
by Alpha8472
May 16th, 2022, 12:00 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: Safeway NorCal Remodels and New Stores
Replies: 85
Views: 9436

Re: Safeway NorCal Remodels and New Stores

They think that making the store look as ugly as possible will bring in the bargain shoppers. The prices were not any lower than a Safeway. The FoodMaxx nearby is at least somewhat lower in price. I get the two stores confused all the time, but when I walk into the store I realize that Pak N Save is...
by Alpha8472
May 15th, 2022, 10:04 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Vons Montecito to become Pavilions
Replies: 20
Views: 1478

Re: Vons Montecito to become Pavilions

The Safeway in Alamo, Northern California just got the Pavilions decor. I was shocked, as I thought it would get the cheap version of the Florida decor that the former Flagship Safeway in Dublin, recently received. The store is the second in the area to become a Pavilions in everything but name. It ...
by Alpha8472
May 15th, 2022, 9:52 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Safeway NorCal Remodels and New Stores
Replies: 85
Views: 9436

Re: Safeway NorCal Remodels and New Stores

The store had wide aisles and plenty of space. It was nice to shop in an uncrowded store even though it was so rundown. Parking was plentiful, although cars were parked haphazardly. There was an RV in the lot that looked like people were living in it. It was blocking a lane and could cause an accide...