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Albertsons grocery store moving into Scolari's building in SLO

Janet Crabaugh pickes up some mocha drinks at Scolari's Market in San Luis Obispo . Scolariâ™s closed all its Central Coast grocery stores earlier this year.
Janet Crabaugh pickes up some mocha drinks at Scolari's Market in San Luis Obispo . Scolariâ™s closed all its Central Coast grocery stores earlier this year. dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

UPDATE: Spokeswoman Lilia Rodriquez said the new store is scheduled to open in the summer of 2013.  Construction to remodel the 30,000 square foot building at 1321 Johnson Ave. is scheduled to begin next spring.

ORIGINAL: An Albertsons will replace the vacant Scolari’s spot on Johnson Avenue in San Luis Obispo, officials with the grocery store chain have confirmed.

A spokeswoman said additional details about the new store will be available later today. The location has been vacant since Scolari’s closed its doors in May. Scolari's announced in April that it would close its four California supermarkets in Paso Robles, Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara after more than 60 years on the Central Coast.

Local developer Nick Tompkins of San Luis Obispo-based NKT Commercial purchased the properties in Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara from Joe Scolari, who did not own the Pismo Beach property. There is one other Albertsons store in San Luis Obispo on Foothill Boulevard.

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