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Save-A-Lot to Open in March on Coronado Avenue

The store will replace an Albertsons at 1860 Coronado Ave. blocks outside Imperial Beach.

Save-A-Lot will likely return to the Imperial Beach area at 1860 Coronado Ave. in late March, said company representative Chon Tomlin.

The store will be independently owned, she said.

Currently the closest Save-a-Lot can be found at 1315 3rd Ave. in Chula Vista.

Formerly Save-U-Foods, after the Imperial Beach Redevelopment Agency got rid of a Save-A-Lot near the corner of 9th Street and Palm Avenue to make way for a new shopping center in 2011, IB residents told IB Patch they were worried about where they could find cheap groceries.

An Albertsons at the same location was closed after nearly 20 years in the community last June.

The grocery store giant Supervalu sold Albertsons and other grocery store chains last month, according to the LA Times, but retained ownership of more than 1,000 Save-a-Lot locations nationwide.

Prior to the closure and sale, Albertsons laid off thousands of employees in California and Nevada.

Ed Sorrels February 18, 2013 at 10:37 PM
Outstanding, Just wish they hadn't been run out of our town !
Mark February 19, 2013 at 05:55 AM
GOOD! Good prices for decent products.
Jon Hall February 19, 2013 at 02:45 PM
What ??? A value orientated grocery store to serve the growing needs of the community ??? Don't tell the *Fresh & Easy* crowd --- it will just upset them again ...
Shorebird February 19, 2013 at 11:56 PM
well I am sure city council was trying for a Trader's Joes or the Epicurean Delight for the Discerning Gourmet..Something to appeal to all the guests at the "Acid Dream Hotel" they have hawked our fair city for.;)
J Scott February 20, 2013 at 12:37 AM
This is great news. Save A Lot is amazing. Great Food and Low Prices. I'm telling all of my friends
Salinde February 20, 2013 at 02:43 AM
Ummmmm the save-a-lot will be in San Diego not IB.
ibbarbara February 22, 2013 at 07:01 AM
But still, not in IB. Yes, it will be nice to have as an alternative to Wally's or Von's. Unfortunately, no tax revenue will come to IB.
Jon Hall February 23, 2013 at 03:36 AM
Yes, it is a shame these businesses seem to always open outside the City limits Wonder why that is ??? Perhaps the IB leaders should think about building a shopping center somewhere in the city --- say perhaps at 9th & Palm Of course, getting that done would almost be a *miracle* ...
Ed Sorrels February 23, 2013 at 04:46 AM
Jon, I think 9th. and Palm should be called the miracle center cause if it ever get's built it will be a damn miracle. Why did they tear the old stores down, No Tax Revenue from then before they created the present mudhole there ?
Jon Hall February 23, 2013 at 03:08 PM
Ed --- it was called the Miracle Block ... http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/379332_10152531824120123_1293078919_n.jpg

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