Bread and Milk
Daily's fills a big need for people who don't have dependable transportation, for older people who aren't up to walking the big stores, and for residents who need something quick and close by.
As long as you don't want fresh produce you can find the basics at Daily's as well as a few items that you might not expect them to carry. The do have balsamic vinegar and anchovies! And where else could you do your grocery shopping in your pajamas and not have anyone so much as bat an eye. (No. It wasn't me shopping in my pajamas.)
Even though I know that my need for bread, milk, and Diet Coke is being met an item in the November/December 2004 issue of Preservation caught my eye.
Joe and Kim Grant, residents of a historic neighborhood in San Diego which had undergone a renaissance bought a rundown liquor store in the still dilapidated adjacent commercial district. After rehabilitating the building they opened Grant's Marketplace a vendor of wines, bread, olive oils, cold cuts, cheeses, coffee, jams, and fresh fruits and vegetables.
I put one of those on my wish list right under ice cream shop.