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Re: Northwest Safeways

Post by StoreLiker2006 » 04 Oct 2009 23:23

Regarding that gable-roofed Safeway in Astoria, I believe that is the Duane Street location and I believe Safeway closed that down sometime in the 1990s, as I have noticed the 1980s Safeway logo adorned above the doorway. This location appears to date from the 1950s because of this doorway style.

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Re: Northwest Safeways

Post by kr.abs.swy » 05 Oct 2009 16:21

Ben, you're close. Safeway built a new store to replace that little store in Astoria, but it was in the early 2000s. I shopped at the gable store while visiting some cousins, probably in 2003 but possibly 2002. I think the new store was already under construction at that point.

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Re: Northwest Safeways

Post by StoreLiker2006 » 05 Oct 2009 16:29

kr.abs.swy wrote:Ben, you're close. Safeway built a new store to replace that little store in Astoria, but it was in the early 2000s. I shopped at the gable store while visiting some cousins, probably in 2003 but possibly 2002. I think the new store was already under construction at that point.
Is that replacement store located at 3250 Leif Erickson Drive?

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Re: Northwest Safeways

Post by kr.abs.swy » 05 Oct 2009 23:45

Ben, yup, that's the one.

I remember my cousins saying they hated the gable store because it was so small. I'm sure that's not a concern with the new one ...

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Re: Northwest Safeways

Post by StoreLiker2006 » 06 Oct 2009 00:07

kr.abs.swy wrote:Ben, yup, that's the one.

I remember my cousins saying they hated the gable store because it was so small. I'm sure that's not a concern with the new one ...
No doubt in regards to that new one. The old '50s location on Duane Street was tired and was by all accounts ready to be shuttered.

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Re: Northwest Safeways

Post by Super S » 06 Oct 2009 00:42

I visited that old Astoria Safeway once in the late 90s, and recall it being EXTREMELY small. The new store replaced a Sentry store on the same site, what I don't know though is if Safeway tore dowm the Sentry and rebuilt, or if the Sentry was remodeled. The store faces the same direction as it did when it was Sentry.

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Post by justin karimzad » 10 Apr 2010 00:49

StoreLiker2005 wrote: The photo of 401 A Ave in Lake Oswego: This location opened in February 1965. Does anyone have pictures of this store the way it was back in '65?
3 1/2 years late, but showing the store's annual Christmas tree lighting in a tree that was preserved on the property when the store was built...
http://pleasantfamilyshopping.blogspot. ... e%20Oswego

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Re: Northwest Safeways

Post by justin karimzad » 10 Nov 2010 03:09

Never seen a Safeway with this design. Sort of looks like a sideways Penn Fruit/Grand Union, with a very sharp arched roof and protruding wood beams. Too bad the building is long gone. Scroll left on the ad to see a photo of the Farmdale Plaza store, once located in Springfield, neighboring city to Eugene, OR;
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=3b ... gene&hl=en

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