Mission dwellers have reason to celebrate this morning, as Hoodline reports that the discount-grocery chain Grocery Outlet has finally received approval from the Planning Department to open a location in the long-vacant DeLano's Market on South Van Ness just off 24th Street.

That the large building has remained empty since DeLano's closed in 2010 has long been a point of frustration for those that live in the surrounding area — especially after the 2012 Fresh & Easy head fake.

We first heard rumblings of Grocery Outlet's intentions last August, when the small chain filed an application to take over the space. Well, nine months later, as Planning doesn't move too fast, that's been approved.

At present, Grocery Outlet has two locations in San Francisco. This new Mission location, in addition to a planned Portola location, will double the chain's number of stores in SF proper.

Bucking the trend of high-priced artisanal goods sold at nearby spots like Local Mission Market, Grocery Outlet sells goods at a discounted rate — often items nearing their expiration date or otherwise sold off by other chains. According to its website, the store's customer base is "bargain hunters, coupon clippers, working parents, thriving families, and those who love high-quality products at very low prices." The targeted opening date is October 6, 2016.

Previously: Long-Vacant Mission Grocery Store Might Finally Get A Tenant