Update: White Cross Market owner-manager Jimmy Shoshani said the opening has been delayed due to the longer-than-expected time needed to do inventory. He said he hopes to open the market soon, potentially on Tuesday, but it remains a day-to-day call.
At last, at long last, the White Cross Market at Las Vegas and Oakey boulevards is opening.
Store employees were busy stocking shelves Wednesday and said they hoped to open July 4. That didn't happen, but the new estimate is Monday. The grand opening is scheduled for July 20.
The store already had large meat and dry and canned goods selections in place. Beer and wine were on the shelves and in coolers. Still to come were the deli goods and green produce.
People have been waiting with varying degrees of impatience for a replacement to the old White Cross Drugs, which closed in March 2012.
Tiffany’s, a small restaurant in the same building, continued serving lunch and breakfast throughout the transition from drugstore to market.
Jimmy Shoshani, who said Wednesday that he was busy preparing the market for opening, operates the small Bells Market nearby.
Residents of Naked City, just west of the White Cross location and in the shadow of the Stratosphere, have said they need a full-service market in their community.