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Post by VibeGuy » 21 Mar 2007 00:52

Stone Way is long gone - the store must have closed in the 98-99 time frame. It hasn't been redeveloped yet, and the last time I was by the site in the daytime, it still had some fixtures and refrigeration in it, I think.

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Re: Safeway on NE 4th in Bellevue

Post by justin karimzad » 21 Mar 2007 01:05

timbabcock wrote:On another note, can anyone confirm if the Wallingford Safeway on Stoneway Ave is still open? That was an oldie of a store. I'd like to take some pics of it if it is open or the building is still standing.
There was a topic on this board about it a few years back. It opened in the early 1950s and had its entrance front and center, and other nostalgic features. The exterior was mostly original, too. At least in the early-mid 2000s, QFC proposed a mixed-use development on the site. What awful timing; it was just torn down in December;
http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:BB ... cd=7&gl=us
There was a webpage with a photo of the abandoned Safeway. If I find it, I'll post it here.

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Re: Safeway on NE 4th in Bellevue

Post by justin karimzad » 21 Mar 2007 02:24

justin karimzad wrote:There was a webpage with a photo of the abandoned Safeway. If I find it, I'll post it here.
Found it! Here are before and "after" photos, with the Safeway showing up in the before photos. Scroll down to where it says "click here to download a much larger set of the same blueprints with accompanying "before and after" photos" ;
http://southwallingford.org/qfc/index.html

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Post by TheStranger » 19 Apr 2007 07:10

Here's an active marina Safeway in Idaho:

http://flickr.com/photos/chathamshooter/464621247/
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Post by TheStranger » 10 May 2007 01:28

Apparently, a marina Safeway in Olympia is closing in June.

http://flickr.com/photos/w1r3d1/491828182/
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Post by tkaye » 12 May 2007 15:31

Here's more on the Olympia Marina Safeway closing:

Olympian article

Olympian video

The locals who want a co-op or Whole Foods to go in there are obviously in fantasyland. Safeway is leasing that building (which surprised me) and I doubt they would sublease to any retailer that could be viewed as competition to their remaining stores. (Grocery Outlet would probably be an exception, since that's "below" the market they cater to.)

It also makes me sad to read the comments section and see how many people would like to raze a visually interesting (and increasingly rare in unaltered form) piece of architecture like a Marina store and replace it with a cookie-cutter multiple-story urban renewal condo/storefront development.

This makes me wonder how many operating Marinas/gables are still left in the Puget Sound area. I can think of three in Pierce County (Downtown Puyallup, N. 26th & Proctor, and S. 56th Street), as well as the "pre-Marina" from 1957 that's still in business at S. 11th & "M" on the Hilltop. None of them have their original facade. Is the Downtown Bellevue store still hanging on, or have they started on the highrise already?

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Post by TheStranger » 12 May 2007 16:25

Speaking of Bellevue, has the remodeled Eastgate marina Safeway (near I-90) reopened yet?
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Post by marshd1000 » 12 May 2007 20:12

Safeway probably wouldn't sub lease or sell, if they owned the building, to another grocer. They used to do that years ago. In fact, if you want to see a marina ex-Safeway still in operation as a grocery, you need to go to Bernie and Boys Marketplace. It is at SW 112th St and 1st Ave S just north of Burien and near White Center in the Top Hat district. But in the case of the old White Center Safeway, Albertsons wanted the building but Safeway instead sold or leased the building to the Department of Social and Health Services. So now the White Center Albertsons/Sav-On (Albertsons store 100) is the only full service grocer in that area.

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Post by TheStranger » 22 Jun 2007 04:44

Here's an older Safeway somewhere in Montana, not sure exactly where though, it has the 60s-70s thin-letter signage out front:

http://flickr.com/photos/greg-o-ree/578594222/
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Re: Northwest Safeways

Post by crainbebo » 08 May 2009 22:09

How about this store in Bothell, WA. Very 1960s! However, it has gotten an early 90s remodel, including the Garden Produce signs you see very often. This marina, according to historicaerials.com has been around since about 1964 or so (can someone find the year that the Downtown Bothell Safeway opened?)

https://businessphotosusa.com/imagedb/1 ... 945627.jpg

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Re: Northwest Safeways

Post by crainbebo » 08 May 2009 22:14

And another early 90s store. This opened about 1989-1990. However, this store remodled, and is now a full Lifestyle look now.

https://businessphotosusa.com/imagedb/1 ... 001088.jpg

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Post by justin karimzad » 22 May 2009 00:57

justin karimzad wrote:The Safeway in Eugene, OR at 145 E. 18th and Pearl was reconstructed in 2002. This involved the demolition of all but two walls, which I'm guessing are the back wall and the right wall that touches the neighboring drug store;
http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-90213436.html
Here's a nice color photo from the year it opened (1957). Notice the words "Open For Business" on the windows;
http://boundless.uoregon.edu/cdm4/item_ ... OX=1&REC=1

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Post by crainbebo » 26 May 2009 15:08

The old 50s location on Othello in Seattle, again. It was remodeled in the 70s, and maybe the 80s, as in the Leaf S.

https://businessphotosusa.com/imagedb/1 ... 982568.JPG

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Post by StoreLiker2006 » 01 Oct 2009 17:16

Does anyone have a picture of the street sign corresponding to the Reedsport, OR Safeway? That location has a gable roof and still has its original 1960s S-A-F-E-W-A-Y letters. I know the street sign had been modified last in the late 1980s-early 1990s.

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Post by tkaye » 03 Oct 2009 20:51

justin karimzad wrote: Here's a nice color photo from the year it opened (1957). Notice the words "Open For Business" on the windows;
http://boundless.uoregon.edu/cdm4/item_ ... OX=1&REC=1
The aquamarine facade reminds me of the Spokane store of similar pre-Marina vintage that closed in the past couple of years. It seems like Safeway was in a sort of experimental period then, having moved away from the early '50s pylon designs but not yet using the standardized Marinas and gables that would come a few years later. I've never seen a new store count from the mid to late '50s, but I get the impression that Safeway's construction activities were at a bit of a lull during this time.

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