It's not that often that you get excited for the opening of a grocery store but maybe that's changing. The way we get our groceries and interact with our stores has changed too. I don't remember growing up watching dad have a microbrew while mom was getting milk on aisle 10.

Things have changed! Mom and dad are wine sampling while the oldest is choosing cereal. That's a real thing now hence the opening of Albertson's on Broadway.

We've started seeing grocery stores add craft beer sections over the last few years due to the growing demand. I feel like stores are having to change like the audience is. When was the last time you checked out at a store and was snaked around extra aisles of the things - you might have missed.

I think Albertsons is being smart by giving us what we've all wanted. It doesn't hurt that Albertson's corporate headquarters is just blocks away.

Albertsons has even introduced a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Molly Travis to assist in everything nutrition. You can even reach out for information on tours, workshops and diet counseling.

I'm heading over in a few minutes to take a tour. I'll be back later with full photo recap and what else I learned. Here's the details on the grand opening below.

  • Soft launch on Friday, July 20 from 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.
  • Grand Opening Saturday, July 21 from 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
  • 1219 Broadway Street in Boise
  • Grand Opening (Saturday) Events
    • Hourly raffles & giveaways
    • Free samples & specials
    • BSU's Blue Thunder Marching Band, Spirit Squad and Buster
    • Live music & entertainment
    • Cooking demonstrations
    • Capes & Crowns
    • Games & activities
    • Face painting

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