Well, hasn't this week been a busy week for Albertsons Florida! First, we hear the sad news about the closing of the Clearwater store, which broke on Monday. Now, thanks to a comment left on the blog by fellow supermarket blogger Pseudo3D of The Safeway and Albertsons in Texas Blog, we're finally hearing a bit of good news about Albertsons Florida! According to an article published in the Tampa Bay Business Journal this morning, Albertsons has announced plans to give the three remaining stores in Florida complete remodels! Honestly, this is the first news of Albertsons investing any kind of money into any of their Florida stores in almost 10 years. The last major remodels I can recall being done to any Albertsons store in Florida date back to 2004, unless you count the short lived Super Saver conversions in 2005 as remodels. Now matter how you look at it, it's been a very long time since these stores have seen any love from their parent company. Not only that, but these remodels will more than likely bring the current Albertsons interior to Florida for the first time, and a wider selection of fresh and prepared foods. Here's some photos of a recently opened Albertsons in Alamogordo, NM of what the new interiors will potentially look like, which you can see by clicking here. I guess time will tell just how extensive these remodels at the final three stores will be. All of it is supposed to be done by this coming fall, according to the article. I just hope all this talk about remodels isn't just a bunch of hype for nothing more than moving a few shelves around. Give these Florida stores the attention they deserve, Albertsons! Anyway, if you want to read the entire article referenced in this post, just click here. Ever since Monday I was beginning to wonder if Albertsons Florida would even make it into 2016. With the release of this most recent news, it seems like that may be achieved, but could these remodels possibly be the seeds of the great Albertsons Florida revival?... Well, that might be a bit of a stretch to think at this point, but they're not packing their bags just yet!
And as the news keeps coming in, I'll be sure to keep everybody informed.
Anyway, until the next post,
The Albertsons Florida Blogger