As San Jose Inside noted in a post last month, local grocer Cosentino’s will be closing down due to being priced out by big chain supermarkets. Saturday will mark the final day in more than 60 years of service to San Jose shoppers.
The Mercury News reports that local chain Lunardi’s will be taking over, but the transition isn’t quite as seamless as the new owners would like.
Still, people seemed to be pleased that a big chain, such as Safeway or Lucky, didn’t come in and take over the Bascom Avenue grocery store.
“I think it’s wonderful,” Tim Flynn told the Merc. “(Lunardi’s) is a much better option than a large chain.”
The location will be Lunardi’s second location in San Jose.