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Smart & Final to open Pleasanton supermarket Aug. 13

Original post made on Jul 26, 2008

Smart & Final will open its newest supermarket Aug. 13 in the Pleasanton Square Shopping Center on Johnson Drive Wednesday, Aug. 13, making it the sixth major grocery store in Pleasanton, with two more coming.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, July 26, 2008, 6:33 PM

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Posted by Curious
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 26, 2008 at 8:38 pm

Is it Smart & Final or Smart & Easy? The latter was referenced twice in this story.


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Posted by Curious
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 27, 2008 at 8:59 am

Ok, I see that one reference has been fixed (without an article edit timestamp) between last evening and now. The:

"When it opens, Smart & Easy will add to the grocery store competition in Pleasanton, which includes Lucky, Nob Hill, Raleys, Safeway and Trader Joe's."

now reads:

"When it opens, Smart & Final...."

The "footer" tag on the article still reads:

"smart & easy pleasanton supermarkets"

But I guess it is Smart & Final and not some another new supermarket chain.


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Posted by Express Member
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 28, 2008 at 12:24 pm

It says that "Fresh & Easy, a British-owned grocery similar in size and marketing focus to Trader Joe's, plans to open its first store in the area later this year in the Rosewood Pavilion in the space now occupied by Express Fitness."

Does this mean express fitness is closing? What about its members (me!)??

Has anyone heard anything about this?


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Posted by puzzled
a resident of Del Prado
on Jul 28, 2008 at 12:25 pm

The article states that Fast & Easy is going to occupy the space in the Rose Pavilion that Express Fitness is in. Where is Express Fitness going?


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Posted by Lily
a resident of Amador Estates
on Jul 28, 2008 at 2:13 pm

Umm...Express Fitness? Where are they moving to?


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Posted by mar
a resident of Castlewood
on Jul 28, 2008 at 2:17 pm

Years ago Samrt & Final was in Dublin. Now they are back???


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Posted by Another Gatetree Resident
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Jul 29, 2008 at 6:53 am

Smart and Final is going into the old CompUSA building on Johnson Drive.

As for Express Fitness and the "British" chain -- I'd ask Express Fitness where they are moving to. Especially if you are a member.


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Posted by Lisa
a resident of Country Fair
on Jul 29, 2008 at 8:34 am

My hubby is a member at Express Fitness and he called last night to ask them about this and they said it was false information.

Jeb.... can you please clarify? There seems to be a lot of confusion here!


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Posted by Another Express Fitness Member
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Aug 1, 2008 at 12:43 am

There is certainly something planned for Fitness Express Site. Here is the Planning Commission Report:

www.ci.pleasanton.ca.us/pdf/pc-080709-5cSR.pdf


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Posted by Another Gatetree Resident
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Aug 1, 2008 at 6:50 am

The revised/corrected article linked here contains this statement:

"Fresh & Easy, a British-owned grocery similar in size and marketing focus to Trader Joe's, plans to open its first store in the area later this year in the Rosewood Pavilion in the space now occupied by Express Fitness."

I would guess looking for a new fitness center is in many people's future.


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Posted by mladyd
a resident of Willow West
on Aug 2, 2008 at 8:33 pm

I'm curious about the Express Fitness location as well. According to the folks at the gym they aren't closing or going anywhere. According to the Planning Commission Report they would be relocated to another spot in the same shopping center. I'm guessing the part of the building nearest Santa Rita would be likely, unless there is other space I'm not aware of. But it doesn't sound like they are being driven out or anything.


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Posted by Glen
a resident of Mohr Park
on Aug 5, 2008 at 1:05 pm

What about where Levitz was?


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Posted by ArekNikiret
a resident of Ridgeview Commons
on Sep 5, 2009 at 4:22 am

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