It was a shock to many when earlier in the year the Albertsons at Harbor and Wilson closed forcing many to look for new grocery options.
If you had access to a car then you could shop at the sister supermarket to Albertsons the Vons store on Harbor and Adams or other options. If you don’t have access to a car or like me work nearby then the closure is an inconvenience with not being able to grab something for lunch or on my way home.
When Northgate Markets announced that they were going to take over the space they said the new store wouldn’t open until early 2021 which is nearly a year a long time without your neighborhood supermarket.
Northgate has been stocking the store for a while so hopefully the opening isn’t too far off with the opening set for early in the new year.
Update September 4th 2021
It is now Labor Day weekend 2021 and, still no Northgate Market in Costa Mesa i have reached out several times to Northgate Market to see when they plan to open their supermarket at Harbor & Wilson and every time they say they have no announcement to make about the opening. For a while months ago they were advertising for management for the new store but those ads stopped as did the stocking of the store.
Hopefully at some point Northgate Market will announce an opening date as the lost of the Albertsons’s store was a blow to local residents who may not drive or have access to a car. Many people were excited about the prospect of a Northgate Market opening in their neighborhood but are since not quite so happy as it hasn’t happened.