The first Smart & Final Extra! store in Visalia opens at 7 a.m. Wednesday.
The 35,000-square-foot store is at 3424 S. Mooney Blvd., in a former JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores location. The JoAnn store moved to new location at 3930 S. Mooney Blvd.
Visalia has long had a traditional Smart & Final store on Center Street geared toward shoppers making large purchases, including business and nonprofit customers.
The Extra! concept serves those customers too, but is also a place where families can do their regular grocery shopping. Compared to the traditional Smart & Final stores, this store will have a full fresh produce section, expanded deli, frozen and meat sections and more perishables in general. It will also have oven-roasted chickens, fresh-cut fruit, flowers and self-serve dry bulk goods by the pound.