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Oakville Grocery in the Domain?

Does anyone know when this is slated to open? Have you ever been to one of them in their other locations? What's special/different about it as compared to other markets in the ATX? I'm really curious about it.

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  1. I could have sworn their website had an exact date, but rechecking it only says July 2007 (on Contact Us page).

    http://www.oakvillegroceryaustin.com/

    The original Oakville grocery went backrupt earlier this year and was bought by the Rudd's who own the Dean and Deluca in Oakville (as well as a fine winery and an over-priced steakhouse), but I think these franchise deals are not tied to those problems. Though something has slowed the opening.

    1. I had heard that Whole Foods was going to close the store at Gateway and open a bigger store similar to the downtown location at the Domain. Will there be Oakville and a Whole Foods?

      I hadn't heard of Oakville before... happy to know there will be another option in my area for quality prepared takeout food.

      1. Whole Foods will be opening in the Domain - but I think it will be another year atleast. Oakville is much smaller and has things like prepared foods, cheese, wine, and charcuterie.

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        1. re: specialcheese

          I've been to several. If you've been to a Trader Joe's, they make a TJ's look large. The ones I've been in were only like 40'x100'. They have a small selection of very high end food items. They have a really good but small selection of chef prepared items that are ready to heat and eat ala Central Market.

          1. re: achtungpv

            According to their website, Oakville was having a job fair this past week, so opening cant be TOO far ahead.

          2. re: specialcheese

            I thought that WFM was building just south of The Domain, across the street from the Home Depot in Arbor Walk. Perhaps they will connect through to The Domain? Or I might be completely wrong here...

          3. Original Oakville Grocery was in Oakville in Napa Valley , then they expanded , and there is one right off the square in Healdsburg.....they are not a grocery at all ; rather , a gourmet food and wine shop........good , fancy sandwiches ; great cheese selection ; other prepared foods to go ; and most important , as you might expect for a store originating in Napa , a broad selection of wines . If they haven't changed their business model , it will not be a large store . I'll bet the one in Healdsburg is 2000 square feet , tops .

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