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Who Says Fresh & Easy is Closing? Santee Store May Stay Open

The British-owned "Neighborhood Market" has mass-emailed a change of heart.

Remember when Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market said it was giving up the food fight? Remember when the British grocery food chain said—around last year's holiday season, no less—that it was selling or closing its stores? Remember when the San Diego attorney general found Fresh & Easy's pricing a bit troubling?

Well, forget all that.

The current Fresh & Easy location at 9751 Mission Gorge Rd. in Santee may remain open.

The management of the Tesco-owned stores has mass-emailed the following:

Thank you for being a Friend of Fresh & Easy. We wanted to reach out to you to address numerous news and online reports about the future of our stores.

Our parent company Tesco is conducting a strategic review of Fresh & Easy—they're looking at all options to find the best outcome for the neighborhood market that you and we have come to love. While we don't know exactly what that outcome will be, or if Tesco will continue to own the company, we're confident that Fresh & Easy can continue to be your favorite market.

We want to assure you: we don't have plans to close stores. We're still committed to providing delicious, wholesome and affordable food every day. We're still Fresh & Easy; open for business with everything that you enjoy about our store, with even more exciting things to come. That's why we're going to keep on fighting the good food fight.

Now, more than ever, we appreciate your energy in our stores and being able to share a smile with you. We look forward to seeing you soon and thank you for your continued support.

Kathy February 06, 2013 at 01:37 AM
Sorry but their produce doesn't look too fresh. I went in there once and that is it for me.
Tom Davidson February 06, 2013 at 07:45 PM
No one I know wants or cares for them to remain. Would much rather have a Trader Joe's!!!
Jeannie Sallis February 06, 2013 at 10:20 PM
There meat is reasonably priced and I like the portion sizes!
just my opinion February 07, 2013 at 03:27 AM
I agree.
Carol Ann February 07, 2013 at 05:24 AM
I, for one, like Fresh n Easy. I've shopped at the Santee store but I primarily shop the Lakeside store and I've never had a problem with their produce or any other fresh item. I too like their meats. I do hope they remain...at least one of the stores.
Brianne Austin February 07, 2013 at 07:53 PM
I really like Fresh and Easy. They have great prices on meat and dairy, and the store has everything you need. I don't use a lot of processed foods, so they carry everything I need. plus, thier smaller layout means I can get in and out FAST!
mike February 23, 2013 at 02:50 AM
I like it because the people are nice but leave you alone. The prices are decent, the store is very clean and there's never a wait.
mike February 23, 2013 at 02:51 AM
Oh ya, and get your produce from Sprouts, not Fresh and Easy, duh
Lisa March 22, 2013 at 06:30 PM
I go to Fresh and Easy to buy meat. Especially, since they do not sell ground beef with the yucky "pink slime." The quality of the meat, beef, chicken, pork, fish, is excellent! Also, they have great breads and bagels.

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