For months now we've watched as the smaller, older, run down Albertsons on Broadway has been demolished and turned into a parking lot for the much bigger, fancier, and brand new Albertsons, but when will it be ready for the opening?

Boise Dev reports that this brand new two-story showcase Albertsons will have a grand opening on Saturday, July 21st.  There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. and all sorts of fun activities and promotions that will follow and continue through until 9 p.m. that evening.

A secret that most don't know about is that there will be a soft opening on July 20th meaning we can go get our shopping on in just over a week from now.

Division President Brad Street stated...

This store will have an expanded selection of hot, ready-to-eat meals, expanded fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, scratch bakery, indoor and outdoor dining so you can enjoy your meals right here.  This store will be a destination for foodies; a place of food exploration, adventure and education— unlike anything this market has seen.

We are going to be pampered in this store.  They'll have a Starbucks, a Broadway on the Rocks bar area and an awesome view over the Boise State baseball park that allows shoppers to stop, relax, and catch a little action.