The rainy day couldn't keep Ralphs away as the company's La Cañada location opened its doors to customers Friday morning for the first time since Sept. 19.
The grocery store was closed for just over a month for an entire remodel. The supermarket now spans 37,255 square feet after workers tacked on an extra 10,921 square feet
La Cañada High students, Principal Jackie Luzak and Assistant Principal Aaron Dover crawled out of bed early to make Ralphs' ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7 a.m. Ralphs donated $5,000 to two of the high school's programs.
Two $2,500 checks were presented to the Spartans music and culinary arts program. The school's marching band turned out to perform for the event.
The store now features a new décor, upgraded departments and services, wider aisles and a fresh layout. Customers stand to save money with the store's grand opening specials when they walk through the new self-check out stations, according to Ralphs officials.