Monday, July 20, 2009
Goldy and the Rainier Valley Post have news that rather than shutter the doors to one of its stores and put a deed restriction on the sale to keep the new owners from building a competitor, Safeway will instead spend $3 million to renovate a grocery store near one of the new Link Light Rail Stations. Living in a walkable neighborhood begins by having a full service grocery store within walking distance, so this is welcome news for South Seattle residents (I'm not one, but provided housing prices aren't ridiculous, living on the train line some day might be a nice idea).
Posted by Nick Beaudrot at 7/20/2009 12:36:00 PM
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I have been to a good number of Safeways in my life, and this store just off of MLK is definitely the worst one I've ever been too. Runners up are the Beacon Hill and Rainier Beach locations.
I'm glad they're fixing it up. I'm sure that as the neighborhood gentrifies, it will pay off big time.
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