February 21st 2023: It seems the long wait for a replacement supermarket for the former Albertsons at Harbor & Wilson. After nearly three years it looks like work is underway by Northgate Market’s to finally open the long awaited supermarket.
Last week people in suits were looking around the building, now construction has finally begun on the inside of the building. At this stage it looks like the construction workers are gutting the building in preparation of building the new racking and interiors. As you can see from the sneaky picture i took through the open door from the sidewalk.
Since the Albertsons store closed the situation for many has been tough with the lack of a supermarket within walking distance. Northgate recently remodeled a former Stater Bros at Fairview and Westminster and opened it fairly quickly replacing two smaller locations; Hopefully the switch over to Northgate in Costa Mesa will go just as quick and, after seeing the new Santa Ana location I’m looking forward to a Costa Mesa location at Harbor and Wilson.