While driving down Valley Blvd. in Alhambra I thought I was hallucinating as I passed a grocery store with the once familiar script Lucky Stores sign on it. So I pinched myself and turns out it wasn't a dream--Lucky Stores is back, sort of. Apparently, another grocery operator had opened up a Lucky Store in Northern California on the theory that Albertson's had abandoned the trademark by not using it for several years. While the parties are duking it out in court, the new owners of Albertson's decided they better do something to show that they did not abandon the Lucky brand, so they've renamed their warehouse outlets as Lucky Stores. I personally thought it was stupid for Albertson's to jettison the Lucky name, and the new owners of Albertson's seem to be agreeing. Anyway its nice to see that old sign again.