April 14, 2009

Grocery Outlet Set to Open While a Starbucks Will Close


By the end of April 2009, San Leandro will see the opening of Grocery Outlet and the closure of one of the eight San Leandro Starbucks locations.

The new Grocery Outlet will open at 2179 E 14th St., in the location previously occupied by the Salvation Army Thrift Store. It is located next to a site that is being developed for affordable senior housing at the corner of Estabrook Street and E. 14th Street, across from McKinley Elementary.

Grocery Outlet had previously sought to occupy the former downtown Albertson's location at 1550 E. 14th Street in August 2006 but was rebuffed by the City Council's designation of the site as an "opportunity" site as part of the Downtown Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Strategy.

As part of its closure of 200 stores across the U.S., the Starbucks location at 1443 E. 14th Street in downtown San Leandro will be closing by the end of the month. The closure was announced by Starbucks in January 2009. The closure should have little impact since there is also a Starbucks located less than 500 feet away in the nearby Safeway store.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at April 14, 2009 10:21 AM | TrackBack
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