It’s official and the sign is up. Grocery Outlet will fill the space left by Scolari’s Food & Drug when they closed almost 3 years ago on July 18, 2014. Residences of the Sparks Suburban neighborhood serviced by this store have heard many rumors over the past three years. Hopes were high for a Trader Joes or Whole Foods. But Grocery Outlet it is…

Maybe you don’t know much about them. Here’s what I found on their website:

“In 1946, Jim Read started selling military surplus for deep discounts and Grocery Outlet has been wowing bargain-minded shoppers ever since.  Delivering thrilling deals has become our mission; in fact, it’s led us to become the nation’s largest extreme value grocery retailer. At Grocery Outlet, you’ll find brand-name groceries and farm fresh produce at up to 40-70% off conventional retail prices.

Our customers love to save money on high-quality, wholesome food. Saving our customers money is what we do best.

The third generation of the Read family is now running the business, with 270+ independently operated stores in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington.  Grocery Outlet stores are located in cities large and small, and serve all kinds of neighborhoods. Most stores are independently operated by locally-based families.  We are truly a family business.”

They have an active Facebook page with recipes and product information.  You can follow them by clicking here

This store is going to be located at 1300 Disc Drive in the Sparks Suburban area.  Some of the neighborhoods it will serve are The Vistas, Kiley Ranch, Apen Glen, Wingfield Springs, and D’Andrea.  The median price for single homes in the Sparks Suburban area for the 1st Quarter of 2017 was $330,000.  Just slightly above the median for the entire Reno-Sparks area.

Amy Shocket has been a Sparks resident for over 20 years and is a top producing REALTOR® working out of the Dickson Realty Sparks office.