December 12, 2007
JustQuotes: Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Coming To Bayview
“The world's third-largest retailer plans to open the first full-service grocery store along San Francisco's Third Street corridor, concluding a more than decadelong effort by city officials to expand the impoverished area's food shopping options.
Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, the aggressively expanding U.S. division of British-based Tesco PLC, has signed an agreement to buy the 15,000-square-foot retail space of a condominium project from co-developers Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Noteware Development, said Roberto Munoz, the company's neighborhood affairs manager. The 360-unit project is located at 5800 Third St., a former Coca-Cola factory.”
∙ After years, Bayview will finally get full-service grocery store [SFGate]
∙ Bayview Development [SocketSite]
First Published: December 12, 2007 8:09 AM
Comments from "Plugged In" Readers
Fresh & Easy looks like a Trader Joes type of store to me. Tesco is a well-run company, but the US grocery market has been pretty tough for foreign companies to crack.
Posted by: Amen Corner at December 12, 2007 8:26 AM
Will they be selling hand granades and portable rocket launchers given the neighborhood demographics?
Posted by: gh at December 12, 2007 8:38 AM
It's great that this neighborhood is finally getting a full-service grocery store. There are a lot of families with kids in this area-- I can't imagine trying to shop for healthy family meals in a convenience store. Good for Tesco! I hope the store is a success.
(And I LOVE the paranoid classism of may commenters on this board. Just to let you know, I have actually visited this neighborhood on occasion and returned sans bullet holes. Fancy that!)
Posted by: jeccat at December 12, 2007 9:48 AM
gh, if you knew anything about what "bad" neigborhoods were really like, you'd know that a very, very small slice of the population are violent or criminally inclined. Therefore, the market for the goods you mentioned wouldn't be large enough.
Most poor people are law abiding citizens. But that fact may spoil some of your political beliefs.
Posted by: Jack Boot at December 12, 2007 10:26 AM
Formula retail? Heaven forfend the pristine soil of the Bayview should be so defiled.
Posted by: zzzzzzz at December 12, 2007 10:28 AM
More good news for the neighborhood. Congrats you guys.
Posted by: uu at December 12, 2007 10:39 AM
Yes, it was a generalization, but being held at gunpoint as I was down there two years ago, that neighborhood scares me. It's not the 99% law-abiders that i'm worried about. I am "paranoid" of dying in my 30's I guess.
Posted by: gh at December 12, 2007 11:04 AM
Well, apparently now the armed robberies are in Pac Heights and Cow Hollow...
Thanks to Heather, Kamala and the Gavster, no where is safe these days!
Posted by: Sleepiguy at December 12, 2007 11:12 AM
a good step for the area. evn though i don't live in the area, the city surely doesn't have enough quality grocery stores and any area that can get one is great.
Posted by: wayne at December 12, 2007 5:54 PM
gh and others who are so negative. You definitely do not have any concern for people other than yourselves. Where do you live? Do you think that crime is not all around you. There are a lot of nice people in the Bayview. If you don't like the area, stay away, but keep your racist comments to yourself.
Posted by: ic at December 13, 2007 8:34 AM