Posts Tagged ‘Safeway’

Georgetown Day School Buys Safeway and Car Dealership in Huge Expansion

Georgetown Day School is undergoing a massive expansion, buying a nearby Safeway supermarket and car dealership, the Washington Post reports.
The elite private school is currently divided geographically. Its elementary and middle schools are on MacArthur Boulevard NW just west of Georgetown, while its upper school is in Tenleytown. The acquisition of the Tenleytown Safeway, at 4203 Davenport [...]

Petworth Safeway: Starbucks, Local Beer, Bulk Grains, and a Changing Neighborhood

What a difference a few years makes in Petworth. Housing prices on some streets have doubled. Luxury apartments have sprung up along Georgia Avenue NW. An upscale French restaurant sits a block down the street from a single-origin coffee shop.
And what a difference a few years makes for the neighborhood's supermarket. Until it closed in 2012, [...]

Slideshow: A Tour of the Future Petworth Safeway Building

The first thing Marc Dubick points out to me when I meet him to tour the construction site that will soon become the Petworth Safeway building is the parking. Eighty-six spaces for shoppers, he tells me, and 135 for residents of the apartments above. It's an odd introduction. The new development is replacing an old Safeway [...]

Is the Living Wage Bill’s Union Opt-Out a Distraction?

Earlier this week, Walmart spokesman Steven Restivo sent out one of his regular press email blasts on a familiar topic: what he perceives as the unfair exemption from the controversial living-wage bill for unionized Walmart competitors like the Safeway and Giant supermarket chains. His email begins with an excerpt from a recent Los Angeles Times [...]

Clergy Urge Gray to Sign Living Wage Bill

Walmart has been stepping up its public relations game as it tries to persuade Mayor Vince Gray to veto the controversial living wage bill passed by the D.C. Council last week, supplementing its regular press releases with a petition and an ever-so-slightly leading poll on the issue.
But now, the clergy are striking back. This morning, [...]

With Safeway in the LEED, Giant Starts Composting

Last year, Safeway puffed its chest a little bit over being the only major grocery chain in D.C. to compost its food waste—at one store, the new LEED Gold-certified Social Safeway on Wisconsin Avenue. Now, says a spokesman, all their stores are composting, making them the biggest composter on the East Coast.
Well, in the ongoing [...]

Discount Grocer Save-A-Lot to Take Old Brentwood Safeway Space

Folks who've been without groceries for nearly two years since Safeway closed its location across from the Metro station on Rhode Island Avenue will soon be able to shop again: Discount chain store Save-A-Lot has just signed a lease, and hopes to open by late spring or early summer.
The closest stores at the moment are [...]

Tenleytown Safeway, Take Two

Safeway and Clark Realty Capital have released new sketches of their mixed-use plan for 42nd and Ellicott Street NW by Torti Gallas, which they kicked off a couple months ago. It's sure an improvement over the last one.

Some Supermarkets Are Getting Sweet Deals

Last week, we took a look at the Supermarket Tax Credit, which was supposed to incentivize grocery stores to locate in underserved areas. Walmart isn't asking for the break, even though three of its planned six stores would qualify. An astute commenter noticed that the District's newest Whole Foods in Foggy Bottom would also qualify, [...]

Walmart Says It Doesn’t Need D.C.’s Supermarket Tax Break. Does Anybody?

Earlier today, there was a fairly typical tiff in the Wilson Building: A councilmember wanted to make a constituent eligible for a tax abatement, and the bean counters pushed back. In this case, it was Tommy Wells who was trying to help out Safeway, which wanted its Southwest branch to be able to claim the [...]