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Zanotto’s opens new-format store on Southwest Expressway


Dale Tibbils and Dev Davis

Mayor Sam Liccardo congratulating Dale Tibbils, left, Fred Zanotto, right, with Dev Davis and Ken Yeager watching.

Family grocery stores are kind of a San Jose thing, and the Zanotto family has been upholding that tradition and expanding their offerings for more than 45 years. In December, Zanotto’s hosted a grand opening of Zanotto’s Fruitdale Station market, a new concept for the chain. The Fruitdale Station Market joins the company’s  full-service grocery stores in Rose Garden, Willow Glen and Sunnyvale, and a Zanotto’s Express in Downtown San Jose.

The Fruitdale Station Market has a smaller footprint than the full-service markets, but focuses on products that speak to busy households and the need for convenience. But convenience at Zanotto’s doesn’t mean sacrificing quality. Known for their locally sourced and house-made ready-to-eat dishes, the market offers a full deli, bakery, salad bar, soups and scratch-made paninis. Their Z-Coffee pour-over coffee and teas can kick-start a work day along with home-made burritos and coffee cake.

The opening was celebrated by San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, City Councilmember Dev Davix of District 6, and County Supervisor Ken Yeager. All spoke warmly of the Zanotto and Tibbils families and their dedication to our community.

Troy Tibbils and his family have been part of the Zanotto’s story for more than 35 years. The two families manage and work in all the stores, with three generations continuing the legacy created by Andrea and Rosa Zanotto.

Watch the video below for the drama of the ribbon-cutting.