Monday, April 12, 2010

Southwest Safeway: Hello, Goodbye


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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4 comments:

SWill on Apr 13, 2010, 9:36:00 AM said...

Signage is up at the new Safeway and the store looks great! By the way, Bank of America won't be moving back to the new Waterfront Station, so the developers are currently looking for a replacement bank.

Anonymous said...

"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."

Those are management deficiencies, not due to any problem with the physical store.

How will a new store change this?

Anonymous said...

New management has been brought in, hopefully that will help. Also, beer and wine will now be sold! Yess!

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute---there was a Safeway that didn't sell bread and milk? How is that possible?

 

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