Friday, March 9, 2012

Fresh & Easy to Open at The Cove Tiburon

It has been a long time coming, but at last a new tenant has signed up for the space vacated by DeLano's at The Cove Shopping Center in Tiburon. And it's a new grocer for Marin, too.  Fresh & Easy is the US offshoot of British supermarket giant Tesco, and has been steadily opening stores and spreading across California and beyond for the last five years.

The Marin IJ asked the obvious question of whether the retailer was thinking of pursuing any other Marin locations:

In addition to the Tiburon site, Fresh & Easy is pursuing a former DeLano's site in the Mission district of San Francisco, one of five Bay Area DeLano's stores — including Tiburon and Tamalpais Valley — that closed in late 2010. Wonnacott would not confirm whether the company is interested in the Tamalpais Valley site. "We're looking at other sites in Marin County but nothing specific to speak of at this point," he said. "Any time something becomes available and it's in an area we'd like to get a store in, we'll take a look at it," he added.
With Peets approved to open in the old Blockbuster store, the future suddenly looks a lot better for Sweet Things, Hearts & Flowers and the other tenants at the center who have had to survive the last couple of years without an anchor store.

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