New grocery store to come to Truckee |

New grocery store to come to Truckee

Soon Truckee residents and visitors will have a third choice in full-service grocery stores.

In summer of 2003, Scolari’s Food and Drug Company representative said they plan to break ground on the northeast corner of Donner Pass Road and Northwoods Boulevard to begin building a 39,542-square-foot “super store” in Truckee.

It will be the company’s first store in Northern California. The company has several stores in Western Nevada.

“We’re always looking at new sites and locations,” said Scolari’s representative John Stampfli. “We feel that Truckee has grown enough to have another grocery store.”

The store will offer a bakery deli, floral department, fresh seafood and a full-service pharmacy.

With hundreds of Tahoe Donner residents passing by Scolari’s each day, Stampfli said he expected the store to be a success, even with an established Safeway one-half mile down the road.

“We already compete with [Safeway] in Reno,” he said, adding that they plan to remain competitive through their service and quality standards.

Regardless of whether there’s room for another grocery store in Truckee, the company plans to complete the project by spring 2004.

The store should employ approximately 100 people, Stampfli said.

Scolari’s operates 15 stores in Western Nevada, including two Sak ‘n Saves. The company’s founders also operate three stores on the Central Coast in California, where they opened their first store in 1947.

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