>Undoubtedly, I’ve ranted about this before, but a story in the Bee has raised my ire again.
My neighborhood or area of Sacramento is sorely lacking when it comes to grocery stores. The SaveMart just flat out sucks, as most seem to do. The Safeway is too small, which is unfortunate because I enjoy a good Safeway (or Vons for my Southern California brethren). And who really goes to Trader Joe’s for regular groceries?
A new Target will be opening in October, but it suffers from the same mentality that I have with Trader Joe’s. It’s not a place for regular grocery shopping. It’s where you get a few items you can’t find at the grocery store or you happen to be in the area and need to pick up a thing or two on your way somewhere.
Which reminds me…I never understand those folks who shop at Wal-Mart like it’s a grocery store. Then again, I can’t understand why anyone would shop at Wal-Mart period. Unless of course they are stuck in a situation where the other options are too far away to be patronized on a regular basis.
While it will be nice to have a new store in the area and as much as I want a new grocery store, the new Target won’t be a substitute for a Raley’s or Bel Air. Even though I’ve been told it’s a pipe dream, I’m still hoping one of those stores will suddenly appear.