Keil’s to close Oct 2016! Sprouts to open Fall 2017!
From Keil’s to Sprouts
Rumors regarding what will happen to Keil’s have been circulating since their lease expired early this year but just this week an announcement was finally made. Keil’s will close their doors this October and Sprouts will open in Fall of 2017 after the building is completely renovated and expanded. Bay Park will be painfully without a local grocery store for close to a year.
Local Bay Park Response
The response from local Bay Park residents is mixed. Many are elated to have a Sprouts in Bay Park and for the remodel in general. Most are very sad to see the employees of Keil’s go. Many employees have worked there for 15+ years and they know the residents community well. We’re hopeful many of them will find a home at the other Keil’s location in San Carlos. Maybe we’ll see some of them when the new Sprouts opens, though Keil’s employees are union and Sprouts are not.
Most Clairemont Village stores will remain though some will relocate. The entire plaza will get a much needed facelift. Condos in the back portion of the center are inevitable and I’m sure we’ll have much community debate as to the specifics should they require any exceptions at all (don’t even try to go above 30 feet around here or the natives WILL rally!).
The next big announcement?
What will go in the old Hometown Buffet location? We’re all dying to hear!
Below are links to articles written by Julie Stalmer for The Reader and Janet Poutre for Clairemont Community News on the closing of Keil’s and the incoming Sprouts store.