What is the oldest Safeway in operation?

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Re: What is the oldest Safeway in operation?

Post by Groceteria » 05 Jun 2019 10:04

There's also a pylon-era store at 3550 Fruitvale in Oakland that might be as old or older than Market Street, but I don't have an opening date for it. The store has been expanded, but the original box is still there:

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Re: What is the oldest Safeway in operation?

Post by Grocery Buff » 21 Feb 2021 17:24

Could this Marina in Lovelock, NV be a contender? Definitely not the oldest location but it’s facade is one of the oldest ones I’ve seen.

https://goo.gl/maps/McgEvfTAtDGGS6hh6

400 Dartmouth Ave,
Lovelock, NV 89419

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Re: What is the oldest Safeway in operation?

Post by bm10k » 23 Feb 2021 15:12

In the Seattle Division, I think it would it be the Holly Park/New Holly
Store on S. MLK Way and Othello. From What I've Read That store
opened in the late 40's

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Re: What is the oldest Safeway in operation?

Post by rich » 24 Feb 2021 09:16

The Soviet Safeway on 17th Street at Corcoran in DC is probably a contender. The facade was remodeled at some point--probably the 70s judging from the arched style and the 17th Street storefront may have been expanded at some point. I also wouldn't be surprised if the Corcoran Street side was expanded into an adjacent store front because the store address is actually Corcoran even though the entrance is on 17th. Safeway kept a lot of stores going that had originated in 1920s storefronts well into the 70s and kept some fairly intact 1940s stores into the '90s and '00s and this could have been cobbled together from either era.

The Columbia Road Safeway also has old bones and dates at least from the 50s and could easily be even older.

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Re: What is the oldest Safeway in operation?

Post by Groceteria » 25 Feb 2021 23:29

The 17th and Corocoran store surprisingly is a mid-1960s (specifically 1966, I think) replacement for a store across the street (where McDonald's now is) that originally opened as an Acme. The Columbia Road store does date from sometime between 1948 and 1954. It has been greatly expanded. There was also originally a Giant Food to its left, where the CVS now is.
rich wrote: 24 Feb 2021 09:16 The Soviet Safeway on 17th Street at Corcoran in DC is probably a contender. The facade was remodeled at some point--probably the 70s judging from the arched style and the 17th Street storefront may have been expanded at some point. I also wouldn't be surprised if the Corcoran Street side was expanded into an adjacent store front because the store address is actually Corcoran even though the entrance is on 17th. Safeway kept a lot of stores going that had originated in 1920s storefronts well into the 70s and kept some fairly intact 1940s stores into the '90s and '00s and this could have been cobbled together from either era.

The Columbia Road Safeway also has old bones and dates at least from the 50s and could easily be even older.

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