The New Stater Brother's Market Opened.
Yes the store looks nice, and the use of Green Building Methods is a welcome feature. That being said, there have been some comments that have been sent. Fresh Salad Bar at 6.99/lb is a high and most doubt there will be fresh salad for very long. In addition the fish looked great but most folks doubt there is sufficient demand to have that quality and variety of fish on a continuing basis.
It is nice to have the Dairy shelves have doors.
The staff was all friendly and trying to be helpful, but there were so many staff people there the store was extra crowed during the initial opening. Which leads to the next question. Why are people parking on unpaved land? Isn't there a code requirement that parking be done only on Improved Surface? Or is Decomposed Granite Sufficient for an "Improved Surface". Home owners would like to know if this is sufficient for everyone?
Missing from the prommised store... A full service Pharmacey, (Perhaps there was a revision because CVS is having a difficult go of it and a Wallgreens is in the works.) Market Saturation is a problem folks... Like the Blog hasn't been pointing this out for a long time..
It will take time for all of us to adjust to the additional stop light on Barton Road... be careful out there folks.
Don't forget about the Resturants and Stores in the GT Mall on Barton Rd and Mt. Vernon, Stater's Old Site. Dollar Tree, Laundrymat, Resturants, Dry Cleaner, Mail Mart, Kick Boxing and Do Nuts... all need you to remember they are there... Now parking will be easier.. perhaps you'll go to these stores more often.
Let's hope that Stater's will vacate the building quickly and make it available for the next occupant with out delay. Any vacant space is a detriment to the existing businesses and the community. As a matter of fact because Redevelopment Agency Funds and support were used to relocate Stater's any business suffering a loss as a result of the Redevelopment Agency's on Action can apply for financial compensation to off set some if not all their losses, until the Empty Space is leased and the property has a similar rate of traffic.
Stater's move was at least efficient and neat.