Grocery Store News in the 94117

I’ve been watching my neighborhood market, ~FALLETTI FOODS~, gain a deli case, and today (July 20th) is the soft opening of that section in the store. They’re offering made-to-order classic sandwiches, with a variety of meats from Boar’s Head, Molinari, and Diestel. Special sandwiches will include an Italian sub, a chicken Caesar, smoked salmon, an Italian or Greek vegetarian sandwich, a vegan sandwich on Alvarado Street Bakery bread, a Brie special, and a prosciutto deli sandwich. Look for hot sandwiches coming soon, with beef and pork coming off the rotisserie. You can also get sliced meats, cheeses, and some salads. Hours are 7am-9pm daily. 308 Broderick St. at Fell, 415-626-4400.

The big news rippling through the neighborhood is that Sam Mogannam is opening a second ~BI-RITE MARKET~ on Divisadero, in the former Emblem Grocery. We had a chance to catch up, and he told me it’s going to be almost the same size as the Bi-Rite on 18th Street, about 2,500 square feet. Mogannam said they’re going to start working on the space later in the year, so the targeted opening is in 2011. In the meantime, they’re busy focusing on the new space and full kitchen for 18 Reasons, in the former Jivano’s Cutlery shop. 736 Divisadero St. at Grove.