The Albertsons market at Foothill Boulevard and Vineyard Avenue opens at 8 a.m. Wednesday. The market had closed in March to make way for a Haggen, which lasted six months; Albertsons bought the store out of bankruptcy in November and not long afterward hung “Coming Soon” banners.
I stopped by Tuesday on my lunch hour because from Foothill the store looked open or nearly so. Signs were up and fresh paint marked the entry. The store wasn’t open yet and the windows were mostly covered, but a few gaps showed a fully stocked store and employees milling around.
An employee outside told me the opening time.
The SavOn Pharmacy will be back, as will the Starbucks kiosk, according to signs. For shoppers, who included yours truly, the past 11 months will be like a bad dream.