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“It’s Joe Albertsons’ supermarket, but the bakery department is mine.”

One of the most frequent questions we get in the BoiseDev Facebook group is “when will that Albertsons in (Star/Barber Valley/S. Meridian) start construction?”

Folks want a nearby bakery department of their own it appears.

BoiseDev first broke news of three new Albertsons stores planned in the area. First, a smaller-format store on ParkCenter Blvd. in the Barber Valley Neighborhood in 2017. Then, a store on S. Meridian at Amity and Eagle in 2018. Lastly, a store site in Star on Highway 44 later in 2018.

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But so far, the three sites remain empty.

We’ve updated status a few times – with the last check in March, 2019.

Kathy Holland, an Albertsons spokesperson, said the chain started to work on the projects after completion of the Meridian Market Street store

“We did start working on plans for the stores after the Market Street store was completed, and then everything paused with the pandemic began,” Holland told BoiseDev.

Asking for more time

Public records show Albertsons asked for extra time on the projects.

This month, The Land Group applied for an 18-month extension to the permits for the project at Amity and Eagle.

“There is a time delay due to an increase in construction costs, coordination with ACHD, and an overall labor shortage, both in the construction industry and in employees for the new store,” Tamara Thompson with The Land Group wrote in an application letter last month.

Thompson said some work on the site would start this fall or winter, but the Albertsons store and fuel center would wait for a while longer. The plaza would also include office space, a bank site, fast food and shops.

[Albertsons says tech and store brands fueled increase in sales]

In Boise at the western-most corner of ParkCenter Blvd. and Warm Springs (the roads actually intersect twice 🤷‍♂️ ), the retailer has about nine months left on its latest extension for that project.

“The time extension is necessary due to many factors including construction costs,” Thompson wrote Boise planners last summer.

It asked for a two-year extension in June of 2019 – which would expire in summer 2021 unless renewed again, or if crews start on construction.

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Don Day
Don is the founder and editor of BoiseDev. He is a National Edward R. Murrow Award winner and a Stanford University John S. Knight Fellow.

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