Tuesday, July 3, 2012
With many area grocers forced to toss hundreds of pounds of perishable foods after Friday's storm, residents may find restocking their refrigerators a challenge.
As community members look to restock their refrigerators following four days of countywide power outages, many may find empty shelves at local grocery stores. Restaurants weren’t the only businesses forced to throw out stocks of perishable food items after Friday’s derecho storm knocked out the power to refrigerators and freezers in grocery stores across Montgomery County. Patch saw dozens of store workers cleaning and restocking empty shelves in Safeway and Giant store locations on River and Falls roads in Potomac Monday morning. The stores were open for business, but had little in the way of frozen foods, ice, produce and other perishables. Many shelves were empty or quickly running out of perishable food at the Safeway at the Shoppes …
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Vegan chef cooking demonstration, holiday dances and more will be entertainment for Safeway customers Saturday afternoon.
The new Safeway on Bradley Boulevard will host two free, holiday-themed events Saturday. Vegan chef Brennan Gerald of Dffrnt Wrld Deli, a D.C.-based catering and menu development service, will demonstrate cooking a vegan holiday dish for customers. The demonstration will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Bethesda Dance will also perform three holiday dances and host a dance workshop in the store from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. "Safeway likes to do a number of community events for their customers to bring them a taste of the area," said Whitney Stringer, a public relations representative for Safeway. "They'll both be holiday-themed, so it'll be good inspiration for people as they're getting ready for the holidays." Safeway is located at 5000 Bradley Blvd…
Monday, November 14, 2011
United Food & Commercial Workers union calls for an early start to contract negotiations, but grocery chains won’t agree.
Negotiations for a new labor contract to cover thousands of grocery workers in Maryland have not even begun, but there are signs it will be a painful and perhaps disruptive process. Tom McNutt, president of Landover-based United Food & Commercial Workers Local 400, said the union is gearing up for a struggle with two of the biggest grocery chains in the area—Giant Foods and Safeway. The union has begun mobilizing shop stewards and union members at more than a 100 grocery stores in Maryland, Washington, DC, and northern Virginia, McNutt said. An educational campaign among members and the general public is in full swing, he added. More directly, the union has requested an early start of negotiations to replace the current contract, which …
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Patch stopped by to see the ribbon cutting ceremony and tour the remodeled store at the corner of Bradley Boulevard and Arlington Road.
After 14 months of construction, the remodeled Arlington Road Safeway opened its doors to the public Thursday morning. Complete with a specialty cheese department, a Starbucks, a Bergmann’s Dry Cleaners and a full-service bakery, the environmentally-friendly store was officially welcomed to town with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Included in the design of the store are artistic window panels created by glassmaker Erwin Timmers, co-director of the Washington Glass Studio in Mt. Rainier, fashioned out of materials from the demolished store. The panels were celebrated at a Wednesday evening "Art of Safeway" soiree, but according to TBD, not all who attended the soiree realized the panels were art. What do you think of the remodeled Safeway? Tell…
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
With a major renovation complete, Patch toured the new store to hear more about its artistic and environmental features.
You may have a tough time recognizing the Arlington Road Safeway store when it reopens this week. It’s zoomed from 1956 to 2011 in the blink of the eye—the 14 months it took to completely renovate and modernize the place. Long a fixture at the corner of Arlington Road and Bradley Boulevard, it’s seen a sweeping transformation over the past year, remodeled from a 1950s-style Safeway into one of the most modern, energy-efficient retail outlets in the nation, according to company officials. Patch toured the new store last week, where this long-time customer received considerable education on environmental and recycling practices at the new store as well as a preview on the many new features customers can expect starting this week. The new …
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
The old supermarket's upgrade to Safeway's "lifestyle" store model means more amenities and an enhanced social feel are on the way, according to a company spokesperson.
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010
The Safeway under construction at Bradley Boulevard and Arlington Road is scheduled to open next fall, and will look something like a scaled-down version of the Georgetown "Social Safeway," according to a Safeway spokesperson. Safeway closed the store Aug. 7, 2010 to bring it up to par with its other "lifestyle"-grade models, which the supermarket chain started building in 2004 as part of a new redevelopment program, Manager of Public Affairs and Government Relations Craig Muckle said. Because the store, which had been around for 50 years, had additional space on its site, the upgrades took the form of large-scale redevelopment, not just interior renovations, he added. Like the other 75 percent of Safeways in its eastern division which …