The Portola Valley Planning Commission on Wednesday night postponed action until Dec. 13 on a conditional use permit for the new Roberts market going in where John's Valley Foods used to be, near the corner of Portola and Alpine roads.
At the commission meeting, three neighbors on Nathhorst Street complained about possible noise from the store. Commission members commiserated with them but reminded them that the grocery store was there before they were.
The commission may require early morning employees to park on the side or out front if neighbors are being wakened by car doors.
Otherwise, the commission appears to be going with the plan more or less as is.
If the permit is issued, the store would likely open in the spring, Planning Manager Leslie Lambert said.