As a plugged-in reader wrote two months ago:
I LOVE [Fresh & Easy] but they just announced last week that they’re stalling almost all of their US store openings due to the chain’s inability to gain traction and likely won’t open more than a couple more in the next year. I think the proposed ones (such as this and the South Van Ness location, which they still haven’t begun work on) are unlikely to ever open.
Today, the British company formally announced plans to either sell off their U.S. stories or shut them all down. Until a decision is made, it’s business as usual for the existing stores, but it’s likely DOA for their unopened San Francisco locations.