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New Leaf to open market at Vintage Hills Center next year

Original post made on Oct 23, 2012

New Leaf Community Markets, an independently-owned grocer known for carrying locally grown, organic foods, will open a store at the Vintage Hills Shopping Center in mid-2013, replacing a store once occupied by Romley's Market that has now been empty for 15 years.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 7:55 AM

Comments (20)

Posted by Deborah, a resident of Downtown
on Oct 23, 2012 at 8:15 am

Anxiously awaiting the New Leaf Market to open .. the people of Pleasanton have been very patient and hopefully this projected date for opening stays on track.

Posted by Ptown native, a resident of Stoneridge
on Oct 23, 2012 at 8:23 am

I've been wishing for a WholeFoods or Lunardi's there.
So this will be a good fit. We go all the way to Danville
when we need organic greens and foods. We love the
store in HalfMoonBay. Gene's is good too. But it will be
nice to have another organic place in Ptown.

Posted by former employee of Flair Market that was there, a resident of Vineyard Hills
on Oct 23, 2012 at 8:33 am

I have long hoped that something like this would move in there. I'm not holding my breath until I see it actually open, though. Been disappointed too many times.

Posted by Mary Mele, a resident of Livermore
on Oct 23, 2012 at 9:13 am

so excited that this will be on the East side of Pleasanton so those of us in Livermore can enjoy it too!

Posted by Claudette , a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 23, 2012 at 9:34 am

Looking forward to the opening of this "independently-owned grocer known for carrying locally grown, organic foods" store. The only thing that might be better is a Trader Joe's :) I'll be there Every Friday after my Art Critique meeting, just a few doors down at Coffee Ali's. I hope the community shows support for this Organic Foods Store, and believe they will.

Filling this Large empty spot will give a much needed look to the Vintage Hill Shopping Center. Leaving it empty is such an Eye Sore ~

Posted by Suzie, a resident of Downtown
on Oct 23, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Looking forward to it opening and hopefully I can get hired there.

Posted by Wendy, a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Oct 23, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I am just thrilled about this organic market. I will go to the new place because it is so close to home but I want to acknowledge what a fantastic job Raley's and Gene's have done in offering as much organic as they do. I know it isn't easy. I hope we can all support the new market so they will be able to stay. I go to the gym up there and they are already doing the construction!

Posted by oldtimer, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 23, 2012 at 3:07 pm

I'm pleased that New Leaf is moving in but how on earth did this get approved so quickly (and quietly). It is amazing that Walmart works for months fighting to get approval and this store just magically gets approved.

Posted by Vineyard Foodie, a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Oct 23, 2012 at 4:46 pm

This didn't magically get approved. It was actually announced last year in the Weekly. Just took this long to get it started. New Leaf will be a much welcomed new neighbor for the Vineyard area. Great location, good parking--it's a win-win. Glad to see its construction actually underway.

Posted by Julie, a resident of Kottinger Ranch
on Oct 23, 2012 at 11:42 pm

I'm so excited to have New Leaf moving in so close to me. I know it will be successful. We've needed a market along these lines for years.

Posted by Doug, a resident of Birdland
on Oct 24, 2012 at 10:43 am

YES! I love the one in HMB.

Not sure what TJ's was thinking, seems like it would have been a perfect fit for them.

Posted by ajay dhillon, a resident of Kottinger Ranch
on Oct 25, 2012 at 10:20 am

This is very welcome news indeed.Never heard of it for so many months and thought the whole deal is dead. We always try to buy organic.Will save time and gas in not having to go to Whole Food plus the tax dollars will stay local. Hope the new owners read this.

Posted by Wendy, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 25, 2012 at 11:07 pm

Something about eating pesticides has always turned me off. I'll shop at New Leaf regularly. Safeway is pretty pathetic when it comes to organic produce.

Posted by Shelia, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Oct 26, 2012 at 7:31 am

Isn't this the area that candidate Erlene DeMarcus wanted tear down and build high density housing? That is what she said in her letter to the editor in today's paper.

Posted by Shelia, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Oct 26, 2012 at 7:44 am

Wait that was back when it was a "fallow" shopping center. Good thing that developer didn't get their way. The Vineyard area has more than their share of traffic, crowded housing and apartments.

Posted by Kristine , a resident of Vineyard Hills
on Oct 27, 2012 at 8:06 am

Live right across the street.! so excited now we have Coffee Ali and a market close to home!!!!! but agree believe it when it actully opens....

Posted by nick, a resident of Livermore
on Jan 29, 2013 at 8:47 am

you folks are lucky!! best grocery chain period for Organics

Posted by Chris, a resident of Birdland
on Jan 29, 2013 at 7:50 pm

Did anyone else notice the story headline and the estimated store opening date in the article differ? Which is correct? Opening this summer or next year some time?

Posted by Jake, a resident of Avila
on May 25, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Service is terrible, employees are rude and condescending. I have been telling my friends to stick with raleys instead. New leaf, get your act together

Posted by Fredrick, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on May 27, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Went to New Leaf today. The service was friendly and the food was good. A wide variety of offerings, esp. in the deli section.

Want cheap food, go to McDonald's down the street. Want healthy food for your body, check it out.

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