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Raley’s gets bigger

Michael Schneider

Raley’s is celebrating the completion of the remodeling of its “Y” grocery store.

“We want to thank the customers for putting up with it and sticking by us through this remodeling,” Store Manager Bob Lear said.

To celebrate the reopening, the store will have free food samples, balloons, refreshments and costumed characters with coupons or samples through Saturday.

Lear said the remodeling, the first of its kind since 1976, was undertaken in part to revamp the store’s aging refrigeration system.

“These things only last so long,” he said.

Patrons also will see improvements that give the store a more modern supermarket appearance. For example, Java City, the market’s in-store coffee house has added an espresso bar, according to Lear.

Other new and expanded departments include the deli, the bakery, complete with workers to help customers, the produce section, the pharmacy and the new natural foods section.

To keep the earthy natural foods theme, the isle has a wooden floor to go along with the humus and tofu spreads.

Each isle and section is equipped with new signs which often explain items.

“We’re definitely uptown,” Lear said.

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