490 Quintana Rd, Morro Bay, CA | Directions 9344235.370165 -120.846091
West Coast supermarket chain offers a deli and bakeries, plus well-stocked shelves of groceries and household products. – In Short
Using $1,200 in savings, Charles Von der Ahe opened a small grocery in downtown Los Angeles in 1906. Now part of the Safeway retail company, Vons can be found throughout California and in parts of Nevada. The full-service deli and bakery is handy for home or office parties, or for those who want a gourmet meal or treat at home. Some locations have added perks including in-store coffee shops, restaurants or ATMs.
Five Stars and A Sad Farewell.................... – At this time a rating is a mute point. This is more of a farewell......and to say I am really sorry it took the anouncing of the store closure and a 50% off sale to fill our beloved VONS' parking lot this week. I am equally sorry, that a bunch of really fine people,(the employees) some of which have been there since BEFORE Vons, will now go their separate ways, on to different stores to resume their career with their company. Emabarassing, is the fact, that the majority of those that entered those doors for the last time, for the "Big-Blow-Out-Sale", probably hadn't set foot in there, since the competitor moved in. I only wish our locals had rallied around this store. Giving it continued support. Our VONS may have not had all the bells and whistles of the others, "shopping baskets with cupholders" and "kiosks with coffee", but now, instead, we lose a really great, big name chain store, with that small, home-town feel. What this town now loses is much more. We lose people that catered to the elderly. Always helpful and smiling. They assisted the mothers with their young children when they came through their lines. And may I add, if they did not have a particular item, all you had to do was ask. The management would order it, if available, and it was there the next week. And when they asked, if you needed help out to your car, it was genuine. So let me be the first to say, I will sacrifice baskets with cupholders and a cup of coffee, to remain loyal to a nice company with a great group of people. See you in Los Osos next week! You all will be sorely missed, and THANK YOU, for your years of service to us.
So long, old friend... – It really makes no difference how the Morro Bay Von's rates because as of next month, it's HISTORY. It was a great little store and a pleasant, friendly alternative to the glitzy Albertsons in the shopping center next door. This new Safeway "Life Style" concept that our local Von's didn't fit is just a big bunch of market hype and has nothing to do with the needs of the local customers.
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