Former Albertsons' shells hatch opportunitiesFormer Albertsons' shells hatch opportunitieshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=74012013-05-14T08:15:00Z2013-05-14T00:00:00Z

SAN ANTONIO - When grocery store chain Alberstons Inc. pulled out of the San Antonio market in 2002, it left in more than 1.3 million sf of vacant space.

Given the roughly 32.7 million sf of space that comprised the city’s entire retail sector at the time, Albertsons’ departure equated to some 4 percent of the local retail market going dark.

All told, Albertsons vacated 23 stores — of which 14 served as the anchor space for area shopping centers. However, 11 years later, only two are presently unoccupied.

Some empty boxes were born again as community centers, new grocery stores, fitness facilities, family-friendly pizza venues, back-office centers — to name a few. Check out the chart for the current status of former-Albertsons locations.

What are they now? A look at spaces previously occupied by Albertsons
Location SF Use
20780 Hwy. 281 63,709 Vacant
18450 Blanco Rd. 62,284 Krav Maga, Too Good to be Threw,
Tuesday Morning, BB&T
16648 San Pedro 60,082 Big Lots, Performance Bikes
24165 I-10 W. 60,000 H-E-B
999 E. Basse 60,000 H-E-B
14610 Huebner Rd. 59,813 Vacant
9160 Guilbeau 58,244 University of Incarnate Word
12018 Perrin Beitel 57,200 H-E-B
8300 Pat Booker 56,596 ACCD NE
15310 Nacogdoches 56,370 Church
8764 Hwy. 151 56,059 CPS NW Service Center
5707 Bandera 55,182 School of Science & Tech
2920 E. Southcross 52,885 Azteca Market / CVS
2514 SW Military 52,000 Conn's Appliance
3333 Fredericksburg 50,287 RD America

Source: NAI REOC San Antonio

San Antonio Business Journal
San Antonio-New Braunfels
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