A new grocery experience is coming to Antioch. Delta Fresh Foods will open at 4036 Lone Tree Way, taking over where an old Fresh & Easy used to be. Owners Harley and Dennis DeLano are opening their customer-focused neighborhood market with more than 60 years of grocery experience between the father and son team.
They plan to offer produce and meats, organic products, beer and wine, and pre-packaged and prepared foods as well. The new store will feature a sit-down area for on-site dining. There will be microwaveable products in a hot case with food that has already been prepared and ready for you to eat.
Harley has served as president of four different supermarket chains, and Dennis has worked for more than 40 years at Lucky and Ralph’s stores, as well as each of them have operated small stores in various areas. They already have successful Delta Fresh Foods locations in Fairfax and Davis.
“My son Dennis has intense background in produce and meat, and because we buy locally mostly, our prices may be better than the larger chain stores. We’ll concentrate mostly on fresh produce and carry a wide variety of greens not carried by other stores.” Harley DeLano said. “We’ll make accommodations if customers request special items, which many of the larger stores can’t do because they buy from their warehouses.”
DeLano likes Antioch and traveled through the area frequently when he lived in Danville and drove up to the Sacramento stores that he managed.
The 13,860 square-foot building is in need of some renovations in preparation for reopening as Delta Fresh Foods. They will be working on the layout so that they have more room for the fresh produce and meats, and will be replacing the self-serve check stands.
Once the renovations are complete, the final steps will be to obtain their alcoholic beverage license, get clearance from the Health Department, and then have the city of Antioch sign off on their business license. They hope “all the stars will align” by mid-April, they say.
New businesses with a customer focus are great for our community. If you are looking for outstanding customer service while you sell your home, give Ray Marquez a call. You can reach him at 888.584.9427 Ext. 119 or at www.RayMarquez.com.