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Latest new Albertsons store set to open in Meridian, with more shops on the way


Albertsons Companies announced it would open its new store in S. Meridian at the corner of Amity Rd. and Eagle Rd.

The store has been years in the making. BoiseDev first reported on the project in 2018, noting the store would anchor a 16-acre site with other retail uses. The store at the Firenze Plaza will be joined by an unspecified credit union, Mod Pizza, Heartland Dental, and an Albertsons Fuel center according to a leasing flier. Several additional retail spaces remain available for lease.

The new Albertsons store in South Meridian will open this Saturday. As BoiseDev reported last year, the store will feature some, but not all of the higher-end features found in the Market Street store on Fairview in Meridian and the Broadway store in Boise. The S. Meridian store is roughly half the size of the flagship Market Street store, and won’t include a bar or restaurant area, or the same expansive selection.

But Albertsons says it will include a pharmacy drive-thru window, a fresh popcorn kiosk, as well as “expanded” bakery, produce and service deli areas. Like many Albertsons stores, it will feature an in-store Starbucks cafe with indoor and outdoor seating. It also includes an exterior architectural design reminiscent of the Market Street store.

The store is the second of three new stores in the Treasure Valley for Albertsons in recent years. Last fall the Boise-based chain opened a location in Star. In 2017, Albertsons applied to build a store in Boise’s Barber Valley on E. Parkcenter Blvd. The company applied for and was granted a two-year time extension for the store in 2021. Construction on the store has not yet started.

Don Day - BoiseDev Editor & Founder
Don Day - BoiseDev Editor & Founder
Don is the founder and publisher of BoiseDev. He is a National Edward R. Murrow Award winner and a Stanford University John S. Knight Fellow. Contact him at [email protected].

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