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by xsafeway
14 Aug 2016 14:32
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Safeway Super Stores and Marketplaces (1977-1994)
Replies: 11
Views: 9219

Re: Safeway Super Stores and Marketplaces (1977-1994)

In the Washington DC Division the full name of the Food Barns was "Price Slasher Food Barn" with Price Slasher in a smaller font on the street signs. In the Richmond Division they only converted one store to Food Barn, Colonial Heights in Feb-March 1983. Some time later I believe they planned to con...
by xsafeway
27 May 2012 16:47
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: History of Safeway in King George, VA
Replies: 6
Views: 7634

Re: History of Safeway in King George, VA

You are right, when Safeway pulled out of Richmond in '93 the only stores left were in the actual metro area and Fredericksburg. That said, in the late '80s Safeway closed or sold all the remaining out laying stores in the Richmond Division, closed the warehouse, and administratively combined the re...
by xsafeway
06 May 2012 11:45
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: History of Safeway in King George, VA
Replies: 6
Views: 7634

Re: History of Safeway in King George, VA

I don't know the exact dates but the store number (#355 in the Richmond Division) and the colonial exterior styling are from the early 1970s. There are other examples of this style store in Northern Virginia (Telegraph Road and Beacon Mall in Alexandria) and Paterson Avenue in Richmond. All three of...
by xsafeway
24 Dec 2010 11:41
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: Hollin Hall Shopping Center Mount Vernon, VA
Replies: 2
Views: 6283

Re: Hollin Hall Shopping Center Mount Vernon, VA

Rich is correct, the Rite Aid was a Drug Fair. The Variety Store, surprisingly has been there as long as I can remember (mid to late 60s). The hardware store has been there a long time also.
by xsafeway
05 Dec 2010 13:22
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Safeway before 1999
Replies: 1
Views: 2478

Re: Safeway before 1999

As a former employee on the East Coast (Richmond and Washington DC Divisions then the Eastern Division when they were merged) I can only address what was done here. That said, the early 90s stores were very generic, they had no front windows and were very industrial in appearance. Inside there were ...
by xsafeway
24 Jul 2010 15:36
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Those little roller-coaster things groceries traveled on
Replies: 17
Views: 15195

Re: Those little roller-coaster things groceries traveled on

In the 1950s before they palletized the Washington DC Division Safeway used a conveyor system to unload trucks. Sections of rollers were set up from the truck, through a small door in the stores wall, and into the stockroom. Inside the store, clerks would pull the stock off and sort it to the approp...
by xsafeway
21 Jun 2010 11:46
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Safeway in NC
Replies: 28
Views: 24905

Re: Safeway in NC

Safeway had four stores in NC: The Outer Banks, Rocky Mount, Roanoke Rapids, and Goldsboro (if memory serves). I believe all four stores were closed when the Richmond Division was merged with DC. As for Tidewater there were quite a few stores. I remember stores in Glouster, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, ...
by xsafeway
15 May 2010 11:17
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Safeway in Kansas City
Replies: 0
Views: 3074

Safeway in Kansas City

On a trip to KC last month I stumbled across what appears to be an old Safeway-Super S combo in Independence. The buildings are vacant but relatively unaltered. The building is not a marina but has a stone facade like many western Safeways. Another clue is the awning across the front of the building...
by xsafeway
18 Apr 2010 10:01
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Safeway, Charlottesville, 1972
Replies: 12
Views: 17193

Re: Safeway, Charlottesville, 1972

I think the Kroger at Barrocks Road is actually on the old Super Fresh site. I believe the Safeway was on the south end of the center (closest to the college) where Old Navy is now. Yesterday I was in Charlottesville and got a quick look and from the side you can see where the building has been buil...
by xsafeway
13 Mar 2010 16:30
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Replies: 15
Views: 14465

Re: Fredericksburg, Virginia

By 1985 the A&P had been converted to Super Fresh, it lasted until 1987-88 before closing. At the other end of the center was the K-Mart, it closed about the same time and moved west on Route 3 to a new center anchored by a new Giant. Across the street in the Westwood Center was a late 70s/early 80s...
by xsafeway
07 Mar 2010 10:58
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Replies: 15
Views: 14465

Re: Fredericksburg, Virginia

Actually Safeway has been gone from Fredericksburg since the 90s. The nearest Safeways are in Culpeper and Woodbridge. Since the sale of Ukrops, the Fredericksburg store was closed (on 1/31) because it was not part of the sale. This store was rumored to be closing for some time but I think the Giant...
by xsafeway
16 Dec 2009 15:03
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: What were these two independent stores?
Replies: 3
Views: 2794

Re: What were these two independent stores?

I don't know the full history of the store in Falls Church but I do know that it was a Grand Union at one time. When Grand Union pulled out of the DC market back in the 80s this store was one of four purchased by a group of former employees (I heard they were former managers).
by xsafeway
08 Nov 2009 13:40
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Mystery Safeway interior decor - Richmond, VA
Replies: 4
Views: 4350

Re: Mystery Safeway interior decor - Richmond, VA

I was working for Safeway in the old Richmond Division when this store opened in 1979. It originally had the more traditional 1970s decor mentioned in another post in this stream. It may have been remodeled but I don't think so, I believe this store may have operated as The Grocery Store (a Farm Fre...
by xsafeway
17 Oct 2009 10:16
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Acme in Virginia
Replies: 6
Views: 3700

Re: Acme in Virginia

Acme had a minimal presenses in Virginia. In the 1960s there was an Acme store about three miles from my home outside Alexandria. It was built in the early to mid 1960s and closed in the 70s. The building is still standing but has been sub-divided into four small store fronts.