From Social Safeway to Sidewalk Safeway
Georgetown's "Social Safeway" is interested in mending its pedestrian-unfriendly, suburban-styling ways. According to the hard-to-link-to Dupont Current (part one and two of the article), Safeway is looking to replace its one-story market that's behind a large parking lot with a two-story building at the sidewalk's edge. The first floor would contain smaller street-facing stores, possibly "a deli, sushi bar and Starbucks," with the larger market on the second floor and parking (265 spaces, up from the current 190) behind.
Might Safeway bring a similar kind of modern thinking to its 17th Street store? Georgetown's Safeway was last remodeled in 2003, says the Current; the 2006 renovation of 17th Street's Safeway is often cited as a reason they won't fix the problems with their poorly designed store there.
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