Balducci's is back. This Thursday, December 15th, the store that once ruled the roost of the Village, re-opens on 14th Street and 8th Avenue after its three-year hiatus. With new owners, a new black and orange color scheme, and a lot of exciting promises ("a true Italian salumeria," "gorgeous organic produce," "the freshest seafood in town"), the new Balducci's will definitely be an exciting addition to the limited choices for groceries downtown. We'll be there when the doors open. If it's a madhouse like the Jimmy Choo sample sale was last night, we'll be happy that New Yorkers are getting that excited about groceries.