Celebrity chef and restaurateur Brian Malarkey (left) and business partner Christopher Puffer are seen here in December, preparing the space for their new venue in Little Italy, called Herb & Wood. Photo courtesy of Herb & Wood

Celebrity chef and restaurateur Brian Malarkey (left) and business partner Christopher Puffer are seen here in December, preparing the space for their new venue in Little Italy, called Herb & Wood. Photo courtesy of Herb & Wood

— Less than five months into 2016, the competitive slate of grocery stores now operating in San Diego County looks very different than it did at the end of 2015 — due largely to the quick departure of the Northwest supermarket chain Haggen Inc...

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