Can you believe that it’s been one year since the Safeway at 5th and L opened?
Sure, there have been restocking issues, and I’ve found that the self checkouts always have at least one terminal out-of-order. The promise of a gourmet prepared foods section doesn’t really live up to the hype. The nut bar faced its fair share of jokes, and there may have been some misguidance in assigning aisles (the narrow beer/dairy aisle is a complete mess!). Yelpers are split in positive and negative reviews as well.
While this location still has a few kinks to work out, anything is an improvement to the Shaw Giant, in my opinion.
By the way, we’ve speculated over the nickname for this Safeway outpost but I don’t think we’ve come to a decision–will it really wind up being the Sexy Safeway? I guess only time will tell…
Editor’s note: While I almost always walk to the Safeway I did drive there four times over this first calendar year despite my condo being < 2 blocks away. How many of you that live within a few short blocks confess to driving more often than walking?