After months of legal wrangling, a discount grocer opened its doors in Ventura.
WinCo Foods moved into a former Mervyns building on Telephone Road.
The opening was delayed by a couple of months when environmental groups filed suits over its signs and design.
Thursday, customers had a chance to shop.
WinCo has been described as an employee-owned store.
The company hired about 200 new employees for the Ventura store.
Some will work odd hours; the store is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.