Albertsons Market plans to construct a new store in Carlsbad, New Mexico, beginning in late November with completion slated for fall 2019. The new store, almost 40 percent larger, will replace the existing Carlsbad location upon completion. Albertsons intends to demolish the current store to create additional parking.
“We have enjoyed being an active part of the Carlsbad community for the last five years and building great relationships with the people of this city,” said Robert Taylor, president of The United Family, the division of Albertsons Cos. that operates Albertsons Market stores in New Mexico. “We are excited to unveil new products and expanded offerings in a brand new facility that will not only give guests a new modern shopping destination but allows us to continue to be an active corporate citizen here in Carlsbad.”
The 59,000-s.f. store will feature some amenities currently found in some of the company’s Market Street stores, including fresh sushi and a full-service meat and seafood counter. Other features will include a large salad bar and prepared foods with an expanded in-store dining room and an outdoor patio area, as well as a large produce section with extensive organic options, and a larger floral department. The store also will feature a full-service Starbucks coffee shop.
The location will bring Streetside curbside pickup to Carlsbad. Launched in 2017, Streetside allows guests to order and purchase groceries online and have them brought out to their vehicle at the curb.
“With the oil and gas industry boom, our community’s need for a larger facility has never been so apparent. I am elated to share this news with our guests, team members and partners,” said David Beaty, Albertsons Market store director. “Our team looks forward to offering more options, additional departments and an even better shopping experience.”
Albertsons Market stores can be found in 11 communities, including Midland and Odessa, Texas, as well as Alamogordo, Albuquerque, Carlsbad, Clovis, Hobbs, Roswell, Ruidoso, Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico.