When the Von's market at the corner of Valley and New in Alhambra (some of you old timers might remember this shopping center as Crawford's Corner, with its old West architecture) closed down this year, I thought it was just another case of grocery chains unable to survive in the San Gabriel Valley and assumed the space would be vacant. However, it turns out that a new Chinese supermarket just opened up this weekend in that space. Hearing about the opening of 1 6 8 Supermarket, I drove down to Valley and New. But upon arriving I found that the parking lot, which was not even half full when Von's was there, was absolutely full with many cars circling the place in vain hopes of finding a parking space. Consequently, I drove off to return another day. What I'm wondering is besides the looky loo factor, whether the crowds were being brought by some kind grand opening specials. If anybody actually got into the store, I'd be curious about that.