Safeway lighting disaster comes to the northwest

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Re: Safeway lighting disaster comes to the northwest

Post by rwsandiego » August 8th, 2018, 7:49 pm

omnisuperstore wrote:
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Got it. Yeah, that tube lighting is a disaster. Dominick's stores seemed to be better-maintained than their Safeway- and VONS-branded counterparts.

I think the Dominicks Stores seemed better maintained due to being larger, higher ceilings, etc. Maybe it was also because they were brought onto the Lifestyle program a little late (since they were always on the ropes). I felt like Safeway spared no expense on the Lifestyle Store Remodels at Dominicks. I was a little surprised they closed it down to be honest. Dominicks certainly wasn't lacking in store condition/appearance.
I was quite sad to see Dominick’s close, the Lifestyle stores were quite impressive and well done. The were generally busy and injected a short stint of new life into Dominick’s. Then came Marianos which basically took over where Dominick’s left off when Safeway bought them, and Dominick’s started to hurt again. The whole Dominick’s Fresh Store design was elevated to a new realm with the introduction of Marianos. Everything Bob wanted to do at Dominick’s was done on steroids at Marianos.
IMO, the food quality of the Dominick's Fresh Stores was better than that of Mariano's. But, we are veering waaaaaay off topic (and I'm guilty so I offer my apologies).

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Re: Safeway lighting disaster comes to the northwest

Post by submariner » August 8th, 2018, 8:19 pm

rwsandiego wrote:
August 8th, 2018, 7:49 pm
But, we are veering waaaaaay off topic (and I'm guilty so I offer my apologies).
Pleading guilty to a forum misdemeanor? Thanks, your fine is in the mail :)

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Re: Safeway lighting disaster comes to the northwest

Post by rwsandiego » August 8th, 2018, 8:44 pm

submariner wrote:
August 8th, 2018, 8:19 pm
rwsandiego wrote:
August 8th, 2018, 7:49 pm
But, we are veering waaaaaay off topic (and I'm guilty so I offer my apologies).
Pleading guilty to a forum misdemeanor? Thanks, your fine is in the mail :)
HA! I guess I'll have travel out to Oregon and go shopping at an unremodeled but tackily re-lit Safeway.

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Re: Safeway lighting disaster comes to the northwest

Post by storewanderer » August 8th, 2018, 10:17 pm

rwsandiego wrote:
August 8th, 2018, 8:44 pm
submariner wrote:
August 8th, 2018, 8:19 pm
rwsandiego wrote:
August 8th, 2018, 7:49 pm
But, we are veering waaaaaay off topic (and I'm guilty so I offer my apologies).
Pleading guilty to a forum misdemeanor? Thanks, your fine is in the mail :)
HA! I guess I'll have travel out to Oregon and go shopping at an unremodeled but tackily re-lit Safeway.
You can just report to 1131 East Tropicana in Las Vegas.

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Re: Safeway lighting disaster comes to the northwest

Post by rwsandiego » August 8th, 2018, 11:14 pm

storewanderer wrote:
August 8th, 2018, 10:17 pm
rwsandiego wrote:
August 8th, 2018, 8:44 pm
submariner wrote:
August 8th, 2018, 8:19 pm


Pleading guilty to a forum misdemeanor? Thanks, your fine is in the mail :)
HA! I guess I'll have travel out to Oregon and go shopping at an unremodeled but tackily re-lit Safeway.
You can just report to 1131 East Tropicana in Las Vegas.
I have to say the lighting fits with the "Discount Lifestyle" decor.

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Re: Safeway lighting disaster comes to the northwest

Post by SamSpade » August 15th, 2018, 2:06 pm

Approximately 2 years after my initial post, Safeway brought "Colorful Lifestyle" to the Pacific Northwest / Portland area. I haven't seen it anywhere else, but the Lloyd District(Center) Safeway now has this decor.

I haven't been in the store yet to see if the ceiling is fixed from the former state it was in. I only noticed out of the corner of my eye while driving by and then Google Maps photos confirm.
Safeway - NE Portland

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