Interesting 10/12 blog on the Market Street Safeway

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Interesting 10/12 blog on the Market Street Safeway

Post by TheStranger » 01 Jan 2013 05:22

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Post by klkla » 01 Jan 2013 16:09

Interesting article but why would Safeway want to move from a 50,000 square foot building with convenient parking to a 38,000 square foot building with a parking garage? I don't see anything in this for them.

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Post by storewanderer » 02 Jan 2013 02:02

Highest and best use (of the land).

They will figure out a way to give Safeway however much space that the company feels it needs in order to make this work. Maybe Safeway thinks 38,000 square feet is enough?

Probably a couple of "Lucky" Stores in San Francisco that Safeway could buy for a song, too. That company could use the proceeds to buy some inventory to get the shelves stocked in its stores. I think one of them is pretty good sized...
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Post by klkla » 02 Jan 2013 12:56

By reading through the comments section it appears Safeway has managed to scuttle the plans, and with good reason. This plan didn't offer them better than what they have now.

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Post by storewanderer » 06 Jan 2013 15:18

The other interesting part is that it says Safeway owns the store but not the parking lots; they lease those.
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Post by Jason B. » 20 Feb 2017 08:26

Part of the photo archive for the "San Francisco Call-Bulletin" newspaper was donated to U.C. Berkeley's Bancroft Library. That collection apparently has photo negatives of the Market/Duboce Street Safeway store as it prepared to open in 1954. See the index listing below:

New Safeway supermarket to open at Market and Duboce Streets [05-03-54, 5 negatives]

New Safeway Grocery Store -- Market Street(May 03, 1954) BANC PIC 1959.010--NEG, Part 3, Box 49, [05-03-54.01]

Physical Description: 5 negatives
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Bay zone manager Quentin Reynolds, store manager John Sutich, district manager Jack O'Connell, and Northern California division manager Carl Bartlett stand by turnstile and store directory in Safeway market. Head meat cutter Kenneth Hamel and Sutich stand in meat pre-pack room. View of exterior of store at Market and Duboce streets (neighborhood). Overall views of inside of supermarket.

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