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Happy Produce closed (Albany)

Glencora Jun 29, 2012 08:25 AM

Locked up with a For Rent sign today. I never bought much more than an onion or two or a bunch of bananas, usually after stopping at Zarri's next door, but I've been shopping at Happy Produce for decades. I remember when the older couple still ran the place, then when the adult kids took over...recently a member of the third generation, a cute little girl, rang up my purchase. They tried adding an organic section a few years ago. Didn't last. Still, I'm sorry to see it go. And when I think of Whole Foods coming in down the street, I'm a tad uneasy.

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    EileenPearl Jun 29, 2012 07:33 PM

    Confirmed. Just saw the big red FOR RENT signs posted. It was a convenient duo, Zarri's and Happy Produce, right next door. Alas, no longer. I hope that corner does not stay vacant for a long time. ..

    1. AntarcticWidow Jun 30, 2012 10:23 AM

      I echo yours and Eileen's sentiments as well.

      1. Glencora Sep 6, 2013 02:51 PM

        Happy Produce has reopened under new management. Still not fully stocked, but it has new shelves and has been opened up and brightened. Very limited organic produce (grapes, blueberries, raspberries.) I asked about organic lettuce and the young new owner said maybe in the future. He seemed to welcome input. I think the non-produce items are going to lean Latino rather than Asian. And they carry milk, now, I'm glad to see. I wish them luck.

        (I got my pomegranate, too. 89 cents.)

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