Monday, June 29, 2009

New Street Front for Safeway

Adams Morgan's Safeway store is getting a face lift. The tired looking store is in the midst of construction to rebuild the façade and complete some small cosmetic changes inside the store. This is by no means an entire renovation of the store. Lately this Safeway has looked extremely dated due to the openings of new Harris Teeter and Giant groceries. In addition, the new-design model Safeway at 5th and L Sts NW has proven that the potential for a decent shopping experience is possible at the chain.

Apparently, Safeway wanted to expand into the adjacent empty retail spaces, but the asking price was too high. Work has started at those sites as well, rumored to be a future CVS. I look forward to looking upon the new storefront, but not sure that will get me any closer to going in.