Today saw the former Centre at Circle and 8th Safeway location reopen as a Saskatoon Co Op grocery store. And I beat you there. I was one of the first half dozen or so customers in the store. Not that I planned it that way. I didn't realise the store was scheduled to open at noon, so I arrived there just before that. On top of that I was one of the first people to actually buy something, a Coke Zero and a couple of donuts. I did have to wait in line for a bit, as the cashier was having a bit of trouble getting used to the new cash register setup, and a customer ahead of me had merchandise whose sale price wasn't entered into the system properly.
They're still doing work inside the store, like painting. I imagine they will be tweaking things for a while yet, so be patient with the staff if you go in.
It will be interesting to see what cliental the store draws, as the store further west down 8th Street seems to draw a lot of seniors.