Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Rumor: new Safeway at Georgia & Randolph to be open 24 hours starting soon

Time to shop around the clock? A commenter on my previous post about the nice new Safeway opening at Georgia Avenue & Randolph Street NW, just north of the Georgia Ave-Petworth Metro, says the store will soon be open 24 hours:
I was in the store yesterday and spoke with one of the employees. She told me that once the condos on top of the Safeway open (in about two weeks), the store will switch from its current schedule and be open 24 hours. Just FYI.
Another person said she thinks that might be dangerous, but I don't agree -- more foot traffic and more people around to me mean less dangerous. What do you think? I sure would like the convenience. 


  1. I think it's fantastic. Both my boyfriend and I have insomnia, and we like to go for walks when we can't sleep. It'd be nice to take a walk from Columbia Heights to Petworth and stop in there when we can't sleep.
    Another thing worth mentioning is that they have tons of samples every day until the end of the month. We've been stopping by pretty frequently just for the daily samples (which we thought were just on weekends, but when we asked were told every day until the end of the month).

  2. Absolutely not. They can't even control the people hanging out there past 10pm. This will only worsen the problem.

  3. Who is they? Safeway? Can you elaborate?

  4. I was at Safeway at 10pm last night and there was no sign of these uncontrollable people hanging out that you speak of, Anonymous.
    Do you think the Giant in Columbia Heights, which is open 24 hours, is a problem?

  5. It's more of a problem on the weekends. Haven't noticed as much during the week.

  6. Fyi, just saw a post on the door that it's officially open 24-hours now.


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