On June 22, Fresh & Easy, a Britain-based grocery chain spreading across California with the speed of kudzu vines in Georgia, opened its first San Francisco store at 375 32nd Ave. (at Clement). Owned by Tesco, Fresh & Easy has opened 160 stores in Southern California, Arizona, and Nevada in five years and has now headed north, reportedly launching 13 more in the Bay Area. The Richmond District store will soon be followed by one at Third and Carroll streets on Aug. 24; stores at Silver and Goettingen and South Van Ness and 23rd St. should... More >>>