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Grocery Outlet, 6333 Geary Blvd, SF to open in November!

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  1. 9 days to go until the Geary Grocery Outlet holds its Grand Opening Celebration. The celebration will be Saturday November 23, 2013 at 8am. Just in time for Thanksgiving.

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    1. re: Cynsa

      Thanks for the update. See you there on the 23rd!

      1. soft opening today at 8 am and posted on facebook:

        "Geary Grocery Outlet
        We are happy to announce that we were able to soft open the store this morning at 8am. The picture is our first customer through the check stand today. Her name is Belousova Natalya! We will still be holding the Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday. You are welcome to shop with us today if you would like. Please remember our team members are still training and learning we appreciate you patience today. You could call this a test run to make sure we have everything in working order for Saturday. We can't wait to meet you!"

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        1. only 24ish parking spaces in the lot.
          just grabbed some hawaiian beers(2.74)

          got a free reusuable tote bag.
          store doesn't look like the usual grocery outlet, more compact.

          some bargains. didn't linger.
          lots of employees around to assist....

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          1. re: shanghaikid

            Had to buy milk so I stopped to see how the store looked. It does feel more of a tight fit.

            Lots of people there already. Wine selection isn't huge but there were a few more higher-quality labels there compared to the SSF location, i.e. some $15-20 bottles and a couple of Napa Valley cabs (forgot the name though).

            1. re: baron45

              Speaking of higher-end wines, I noticed there was both a Brunello and a Rosso di Montalcino in stock. I cannot recall who the producer was, but the prices for each of the wines was not especially compelling.

          2. I was there around 1:00pm today. It was a real mob scene, but there were plenty of helpful employees about.

            The store is certainly the smallest GO I have ever seen, but there is a pretty good variety of inventory in stock.

            Best buy for me were the several varieties of Ritter Sport chocolate bars on offer for $0.99.

            1. Bought a small chiquita pineapple $.99 and pound of C&H brown sugar $.99. They carry lots of prepared mixes and items that to me are over processed. The fuyu persimmons had been frozen; obviously, damaged goods. The checker was super slow. Wish it were a better experience.

              1. Pretty empty on a Sunday night. The craziness of the first week seems to have died down.

                Cheese selection isn't as good as Berkeley's typically is, but there is currently the Fiscalini aged cheddar mentioned in another thread.

                There is a better beer selection that I remember seeing at other grocery outlet stores, but I'm a bit skeptical that their unrefrigerated beer will taste fresh. Any past experiences?

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                1. re: hyperbowler

                  I have had good experiences with GO's beer.

                  Unlike Trader Joe's which is usually stale and skunked.

                  1. re: Mission

                    At Trader Joe's, the high-gravity high-alcohol heavy beers are usually okay, or beers with A LOT of hops are fine. I wouldn't go for any normal-strength beers, though.