Signs Of Life at Old DeLano's IGA Suggest Imminent Grocery Outlet Opening

After numerous false starts, it appears the long-vacant DeLano’s IGA on South Van Ness between 24th and 23rd is finally approaching an opening date. As Hoodline reported last May, discount chain Grocery Outlet gained approval from the Planning Department in April to move forward with a new store at that location. And while the projected opening date of October 6th has come and gone, a peek into the building shows that products are now actually being stocked.

Even in its unopened state, the store looks to be positively bustling with life when compared to the empty shelves to which DeLano’s shoppers became accustomed.

Notably, Grocery Outlet is aiming to serve a very different demographic than the nearby Local Mission Market—a store known for its $12 tomato soup. This is all welcome news for Mission District residents that have seen the lot sit unused since 2010, as well as for anyone who likes purchasing Cheez-Its in bulk.

[Screenshot of the property in September: Google Maps]


Get Drunk With Your Costumed Pet For a Good Cause

The SF SPCA has finally provided you with a potentially acceptable reason to dress your loveable pet up like the Cowardly Lion. On Thursday, October 30th, they’re throwing a “Wizard of Oz themed cocktail party” entitled “There’s No Place Like Home.”

The SPCA lets you know what to expect at the upcoming drunken cuddle-fest:

Celebrate the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz and help thousands of homeless pets find their way home for the holidays by starting Halloween early with the San Francisco SPCA! Admission is free - RSVP now!

The weekend kicks off on the night before Halloween with a cocktail party hosted by the San Francisco SPCA and 7x7. Indulge your tastebuds with vegetarian and vegan delights from San Francisco’s favorite food trucks: Hella Vegan Eats, Manna Sushi, Kasa Indian, Eurobistros, Frozen Kuhsterd, and Kara’s Cupcakes, then sidle up to the cocktail bar or enjoy suds from Lagunitas Brewing Company. Snap photos on the Yellow Brick Road and meet @Tunameltsmyheart of Instagram fame. Let your pet bask in the limelight or share the spotlight with matching costumes.  Dorothy and Toto?  Scarecrow and Lion?

Tickets are free and available now, so get on it.