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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee today joined U.S. Health and Human Services Regional Director Herb Schultz, executives from Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market and dozens of neighborhood leaders to open the grocer's first store in San Francisco.
"Today as we celebrate the opening of Fresh & Easy's first grocery store in San Francisco, we are demonstrating once again the City's commitment to providing our residents access to fresh, wholesome food at affordable prices regardless of where they live," said Mayor Lee. "This new store along with the Bayview store scheduled to open in August will provide local jobs to our residents and it will have lasting local economic impacts in these communities and the City as a whole."
For each store opening, Fresh & Easy invites neighbors to nominate a local, non-profit organization to receive a $1,000 donation. Based off the nominations from the neighborhood, store employees selected the Richmond District Neighborhood Center, which provides countless services for local residents of all ages.
"We're thankful for the tremendous support we have received from the Mayor, the City of San Francisco and our newest neighbors,” said Mary Kasper, Fresh & Easy's general counsel and VP said. “We look forward to opening in the Bayview in August and even more neighborhoods in the near future."
Tesco-owned Fresh & Easy operates 176 stores in California, Arizona, and Nevada.