At long last, the new Safeway in the condo building at Quincy and Randolph is open, a few blocks north of the Georgia Avenue/Petworth Metro. The store has been under construction for some time, and even had a funny electronic countdown timer. Today that timer is at zero, and it's open.
There was a ceremony today which my friend said had some military people and guys in suits, kind of odd. Inside the place looks nice, my friend described it as much nicer than the Columbia Heights Giant, but not quite as nice as Whole Foods or Wegman's. There's wood flooring in some places and a big produce section too.
And they also have a big beer and wine selection, including a local section, despite some people's complaints. Nice to see that.
I'm fairly excited about this, as it's really the only grocery store between Park Road and Takoma, as far as I know. (There's also the Yes! Organic Market near Georgia and Taylor but that's fairly small and specific.)
If you recall, this Safeway replaces one that was closed a couple of years ago in the same area.
They're open 5am-Midnight every day.
Photos by Vicky