Santa Rosa: New Oliver's Market outpost finally open
Just a small FYI I guess...but I'm excited since it is in my neck of the woods...the newest "outpost" of our local Oliver's market has finally opened. It's in the shopping center on the corner of Stony Point Road and West 3rd St, where the old Ralphs used to be. Haven't had a chance to actually go inside and check out their deli counter (they've always had pretty great prepared food), bakery and meat/fish counter area yet, but I hope to in the next few days. Here's a link to an interesting article about their opening trials/tribulations: http://www1.pressdemocrat.com/article...
461 Stony Point Rd, Santa Rosa, CA
I shop WF and Olivers regularly - Olivers wins hands down, better quality produce, less ridiculous pricing. Olivers has much better selection of 'normal' food at everyday prices, and the Strauss Eggnog I bought there for $4.99 was $6 at WF. Besides Olivers is local, so the vibe is more 'real'
I had the pleasure of checking it out last Thursday. It was bright and beautiful and spacious. Since the spot used to house a large supermarket, the aisles are wide and easy to navigate. No more bumping into other shoppers or feeling cramped like the Montecito store. The deli is a vast expanse of glass punctuated by the beautiful colors of freshly prepared foods...plus there were tons workers practically falling over themselves ready to help customers and quick to offer tastes of everything. The cheese section was manned by 2 staff offering tastes. There is also a a burrito bar where they offer up mexican eats to order. Can't wait to go back and thrilled to have one in my neighborhood!
The Montecito one is walking distance from our house... we rarely shop their because the prices are so ridiculous (typically more expensive than Whole Foods for what I perceive are slightly lower quality equivalents particularly in the produce & butcher sections)... how are the prices at the new one?
G&G has got to be the best for real-life everyday shopping. They have delicious crab there, local veggies, Asian food and vegetables, Bulgarian feta cheese, all kinds of great peasant organ meats, Clover milk products, and an endearingly illogical way of arranging things--- what's not to love?