The La Cañada Ralphs supermarket will open its doors to the public for the first time in five weeks on Friday, Oct. 22, following the completion of the store's $12 million remodel.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at noon to celebrate the new look, while the store itself will open at 7 a.m. The original reopening was scheduled for this Friday, Oct. 15, but was pushed back due to setbacks with construction.
Roque Sandoval, the assistant manager of the La Cañada Ralphs, said he is excited to reopen and get shoppers back in.
"It's very weird, walking through the store all by yourself," Sandoval said. "It's especially weird having no customers around on our busiest day, Sunday."
The project stands to increase sales dramatically by drawing in new shoppers, Sandoval said.
The entire store was revamped during the construction. The biggest change is the store's layout, which may take some time to get acclimated to at first, Sandoval said.