SAN FRANCISCO--()--Grocery Outlet, the nation’s leading deep-discount retailer, has executed two lease agreements to open grocery stores in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley and Richmond neighborhoods.
“It will be wonderful to have a grocery store here.”
The new markets will be located at 2630 Bayshore Boulevard and 6333 Geary Boulevard. They will total 13,662-square-feet and 12,360-square-feet, respectively.
“Grocery Outlet started in San Francisco 65 years ago and we are delighted to be coming back home,” said Co-CEO MacGregor Read. “Our customers have come to expect quality, variety and value at our stores and we will be offering the same to San Francisco shoppers.”
“The Visitacion Valley community has been working for years to attract and sustain a grocery store,” said District 10 Supervisor Malia Cohen. “The neighborhoods at the southernmost end of our city have been sustained by small businesses for decades, but will benefit greatly from an anchor grocery store that can provide fresh healthy food and compliment our small neighborhood markets. I look forward to continuing to work to revive and strengthen the Bayshore corridor.”
“We welcome Grocery Outlet to the neighborhood,” said Luigi Silvestri, owner of the Bayshore location. “It will be wonderful to have a grocery store here.”
In the Richmond District, Grocery Outlet will move into a space formerly occupied by Cala Foods that had been dormant since 2010. “This is what my constituents want to see – new businesses and new vitality moving into the district,” said District 1 Supervisor Eric Mar. “Grocery Outlet offers San Franciscans the healthy and affordable food choices I have been advocating for.”
“We are pleased and honored that a first-class supermarket will once again be open for business to serve the varied shopping needs of the diverse population of the Richmond District,” said Arthur S. Becker, the owner of the Geary Street location. “There has been a market at this location for over fifty years, and we are confident that Grocery Outlet will continue that tradition of service to the community. As a resident of the Richmond District for over 85 years, I say, 'Welcome to the neighborhood.'”
Grocery Outlet has been a tradition for bargain-seeking customers since 1946. The company’s reputation as a deep-discount store began when the late Jim Read began purchasing military surplus back in the 1940s and sold it at huge discounts.
Today, Grocery Outlet is a third-generation family run business, and a leading extreme-value retailer. Headquartered in Berkeley, California, Grocery Outlet currently encompasses 185 independently operated stores in six Western States and Pennsylvania.
Grocery Outlets are located in cities large and small and serve all kinds of neighborhoods. Most stores are independently operated by locally-based families. We are truly a family business.
For more information, visit www.groceryoutlet.com.