First, what are they waiting for? A Dollar Store? A Halloween costume store? Maybe something even more classy like a Goodwill Outlet? (Don't be a hater for these comments - you understand my drift here).
It's not a "big box" store going in there - that is located on Owens and Hacienda. It's just a small sized grocery.
Seems Trader Joe's and/or Whole Foods didn't work out so lets fill it with something that can really benefit the local demographics - an easy in/easy out smaller sized market. How many of us are really tired of Safeway parking and merchandizing? When you just want a few items you don't want to have to park 20 spaces away to shop. I like Fresh and Easy but not always convenient and Trader Joes parking is just a bit crazy for me.
I don't know why I even bother saying any of this. The mayor and city council always seem to get what they want regardless (Stoneridge extension???)
Let's just give the local people what they want - a small neighborhood market to fill that empty spot!