While neighbors bide their time, waiting for a new Southwest Safeway to open at Waterfront Station, the old Safeway will likely stick around a little longer; at least its corpse will. Developers have now applied for a raze permit for 401 M Street, SW, beginning the process to demolish the old building. The store closed its doors for good April 6th and the new Safeway will show its wares to new neighbors with a "sneak peak" on the 15th and grand opening on April 16th.
According to Craig Muckle, Spokesperson for Safeway, the team does not expect demolition to begin until sometime this summer, though an adjoining wall between the old and new stores will come down prior to the new store's opening.
Safeway's newest store at the Southwest Waterfront Station will bring relief to residents who have long complained of the lack of necessities, such as bread and milk, that were routine.
Waterfront Station will also include new space for a CVS and Bank of America, as well as an additional 85,000 square feet for restaurants and “neighborhood service-related” retail. The project is a joint venture between Forest City Washington, Vornado/Charles E. Smith and Bresler and Reiner, Inc., and will add more than 2.5m square feet of new development on the site.
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