Bay Area, your wait is almost over.
At least nine stores are opening locally, beginning March 2 in San Jose and Danville. They'll be followed, through April, by stores in Pacifica, Concord, Walnut Creek, Pleasanton, Hayward, Napa and a second one in San Jose.
Another two are set in March for Vacaville and Modesto.
As I read through the list provided by Fresh & Easy, which has 150 stores in California, Arizona and Nevada, I couldn't help but notice the absence of the promised San Francisco stores, at 32nd Avenue and Clement Street in the Richmond, and Third Street and Carroll Avenue in the Bayview.
Those opening dates will be announced "in the coming weeks," I was assured by a Fresh & Easy spokesman.
Incidentally, job openings have been posted for the Bay Area stores. Entry-level positions start at $10 an hour in California, with bonuses, health insurance and a 401(k) with a company match.
"We're thrilled by the response we've already seen on our website for these new job positions, and we are proud to bring more good jobs to the area," said Tim Mason, CEO of Fresh & Easy, which is an offshoot of the British supermarket chain Tesco.
Interested? Check out www.freshandeasy.com/joinus.
h/t Russ Morine