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California City Approves Turning Vacant Kmart Into Supermarket

Video above from past coverage. The Watsonville Planning Commission voted unanimously Wednesday on a request for a special use permit to sell the vacant Kmart and turn it into two new businesses. Vallarta Supermarket and Sayulita Tap Room applied and were approved to purchase the location to build a joint supermarket and tap room. The building has been vacant since August 2021. Once operational, the supermarket would be open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. The tap would be open Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Friday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. The restaurant will offer Central American cuisine. The City of Watsonville hopes the project will be completed by summer 2024. Vallarta Supermarket operates 60 stores throughout California. For more of the Central Coast’s top news stories, click here | Download our app.

Video above from past coverage.

The Watsonville Planning Commission voted unanimously Wednesday on a request for a special use permit to sell the vacant Kmart and turn it into two new businesses.

Vallarta Supermarket and Sayulita Tap Room applied and were approved to purchase the location to build a joint supermarket and tap room. The building has been vacant since August 2021.

Once operational, the supermarket would be open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. The taps would be open Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Friday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. at 10:30 p.m.

The restaurant will offer Central American cuisine. The city of Watsonville hopes the project will be completed by summer 2024.

Vallarta Supermarket operates 60 stores throughout California.

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