The new Milpitas Grocery Outlet bargain market Store at 215 W. Calaveras Blvd. opened following a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Wednesday, September 12 with Mayor Jose Esteves, independent owners Tom and Tracy Hogan, Milpitas Chamber of Commerce CEO Carol Kassab, Chamber officials, store officials, and guests.
Refreshments catered by Lee's Sandwiches were served as guests were exploring the new store's layout and product offerings prior to opening on Thursday, September 13.
A Certificate of Recognition from Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski was displayed. A pallet of food was donated to the Milpitas Food Pantry. The Hogans received their Milpitas Chamber membership plaque from Chamber CEO Carol Kassab. Glen Howes of Tilton Pacific Construction, the remodeling contractor, was introduced.
A colossal, very well received, Grand Opening Celebration at 8 a.m., Saturday, September 15 featured free reusable grocery bags, free coffee and treats, "Magic Cart" winners, Spin and Win Wheel of Bargains, and free Face Painting by Dizzy Entertainment. $1 Hot Dogs and Drinks served by Milpitas High School Rotary Interact Club members benefited the Rotary Club of Milpitas. The celebration will continue on the next 4 Saturdays into mid-October.