For those of you in Rancho del Lago who have been waiting for a grocery store to be built, it looks like it is finally going to happen!
Construction is slated to begin next month on Mercado del Lago, a 16.5-acre retail center at the intersection of Colossal Cave Road and Mary Ann Cleveland Way.
Mercado del Lago will include a 55,000-square-foot Safeway as well as space for a variety of shops, restaurants and offices. The Safeway store is expected to open in August 2009.
Currently the closest shopping options for those in Rancho del Lago are located in Rita Ranch, and for those residents from Corona de Tucson the new Safeway will be a much welcomed relief.
In addition to Safeway, a McDonald's and Chase Bank are also expected to open in 2009. The other retail space will include restaurants -- perhaps an Italian eatery! -- and possibly a dentist's office as well as a hair salon and an ice cream shop.
When Mercado del Lago is completed there will be 16 to 20 tenants in addition to Safeway.