9 Responses to “MVT CID press release on Safeway”

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  1. Kimberly

    Does anyone know if normal business hours will start on the 12th, or will the doors not officially open until after the ribbon-cutting ceremony? I’d like to get me some starbucks coffee there that morning…

  2. fourthandeye

    From what I’ve heard the Safeway opens for the grand opening at 8am this Friday. So it does open prior to the ceremony with Fenty.

  3. nbdinz

    Opens at 8am this Friday… as per the flyer (and safeway card with 10% off for 60 days) most of us received.

  4. Anonymous

    I would imagine that it actually opens Tuesday or Wednesday. Most stores like that will have a “soft” opening at least one or two days in advance so they aren’t working out the kinks with the mayor and the press on hand.

    New Target stores, for example, typically open 4 days prior to their grand opening.

  5. DG-rad

    man, you all are so lucky to have this awesome store!

  6. fourthandeye

    @Anon 19:29

    I initially also thought there would be a soft opening for Safeway to work out the kinks. But now as we’re close to the date I’ve heard this will not be the case. There are 3 “events” spread across Wednesday and Thursday. Two of those are definitely VIP/RSVP. I’m still trying to track down more information about the 3rd event.

  7. Anonymous

    fourthandeye — the third event is a preview party for CityVista residents Thurs. evening from 4-8 pm.

  8. Anonymous

    According the communications committee at 555 Mass, the preview event on Thur from 4-8 is open to the public. Perhaps that info is only being circulated to the condos in the immediate vicinity of the Safeway.

  9. fourthandeye

    MVT CID Bill did tell me it was open to the public. But Safeway doesn’t seem to really be hyping it up. So, while mentioning it these blog comments is cool, I don’t think I’m going to write a big blog post on it that will end up in the RSS feeds of blog readers across the city.