Albertsons/Safeway 2018: Openings and Closings

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Re: Albertsons/Safeway 2018: Openings and Closings

Post by rwsandiego » April 15th, 2018, 7:46 pm

Super S wrote:
April 15th, 2018, 1:58 pm
rwsandiego wrote:
April 15th, 2018, 11:24 am
Super S wrote:
April 15th, 2018, 10:40 am


Source please?

I have a hard time believing this one. Safeway was originally in the space divided between Baxter Auto Parts and Walgreens, and moved across the road to the present location which was originally built as Food World, which I think was owned by Zupan's and was supposed to be their attempt at a discount grocer. Seems they opened one other Food World store at the same time, possibly in Roseburg, Oregon, but am not 100% sure where. I don't think the store even made it two years before it closed. Safeway jumped on it as it was a newer building.Also, there is no other Safeway/Albertsons really close by except for the stores at 112th Avenue or 162nd Ave & 4th Plain. The closest Albertsons to this location, at 164th and McGillvray closed several years back. This is a high traffic area...Mill Plain is one of Vancouver's busiest streets and an area with a lot of growth...not sure if Safeway would want to abandon it especially with no other stores of theirs close by. But there is a WinCo just down the road. Worth noting is that there is a huge empty space which is a former airport across Mill Plain which could potentially be a site for a new store. Who knows what's going on.
Googling the address yielded two listings on LoopNet, one that states the building is off-market and another, more recently updated listing, stating it is on the market and available 1/1/2019. Looks like it will be leased with fixtures in place.
Well, that's definitely the Safeway. There are two major errors in that recent listing though. First, the store has been updated to Lifestyle signage and has had some other remodeling to the front, including a second set of doors, in addition to now also having a gas station. Second, the year built is not correct. It says 1986, but I know for sure this building opened about 1-2 years after I moved to Vancouver in 1994 and was a new build. I think it should say 1996. (The shopping center just to the west, where Safeway used to be, may have been built in 1986, however)

Also interesting is that the even newer standalone JCPenney at 192nd & Mill Plain, which is also still open, is also listed below that....

But now that Albertsons is involved, they do tend to give up on stores rather easily in Vancouver... 164th & Mcgillvray, 4th Plain, and Orchards (which was open about 10 years) which was replaced by Padden Parkway (which replaced the Orchards location and also was open about 10 years) Salmon Creek still has both an Albertsons and Safeway about a mile apart but both remain open for now.
The listing that states the store is off-market lists the store as having been built in 1994. Someone mentioned Safeway took over from another grocer, so perhaps 1986 is when the building was built. It is surprising that they displayed an outdated picture.

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Re: Albertsons/Safeway 2018: Openings and Closings

Post by Super S » April 15th, 2018, 10:09 pm

rwsandiego wrote:
April 15th, 2018, 7:46 pm
Super S wrote:
April 15th, 2018, 1:58 pm
rwsandiego wrote:
April 15th, 2018, 11:24 am

Googling the address yielded two listings on LoopNet, one that states the building is off-market and another, more recently updated listing, stating it is on the market and available 1/1/2019. Looks like it will be leased with fixtures in place.
Well, that's definitely the Safeway. There are two major errors in that recent listing though. First, the store has been updated to Lifestyle signage and has had some other remodeling to the front, including a second set of doors, in addition to now also having a gas station. Second, the year built is not correct. It says 1986, but I know for sure this building opened about 1-2 years after I moved to Vancouver in 1994 and was a new build. I think it should say 1996. (The shopping center just to the west, where Safeway used to be, may have been built in 1986, however)

Also interesting is that the even newer standalone JCPenney at 192nd & Mill Plain, which is also still open, is also listed below that....

But now that Albertsons is involved, they do tend to give up on stores rather easily in Vancouver... 164th & Mcgillvray, 4th Plain, and Orchards (which was open about 10 years) which was replaced by Padden Parkway (which replaced the Orchards location and also was open about 10 years) Salmon Creek still has both an Albertsons and Safeway about a mile apart but both remain open for now.
The listing that states the store is off-market lists the store as having been built in 1994. Someone mentioned Safeway took over from another grocer, so perhaps 1986 is when the building was built. It is surprising that they displayed an outdated picture.
A quick Google search found an article from 1996 that mentions the store. It looks like 1994 is correct. I remember seeing it under construction shortly after moving to Vancouver that year. Ironically the shopping center to the west has a Chuck's Produce store in the former G.I. Joe's space at the other end.

https://www.bizjournals.com/portland/st ... tory5.html

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Re: Albertsons/Safeway 2018: Openings and Closings

Post by rwsandiego » April 16th, 2018, 10:38 pm

Super S wrote:
April 15th, 2018, 10:09 pm
rwsandiego wrote:
April 15th, 2018, 7:46 pm
Super S wrote:
April 15th, 2018, 1:58 pm


Well, that's definitely the Safeway. There are two major errors in that recent listing though. First, the store has been updated to Lifestyle signage and has had some other remodeling to the front, including a second set of doors, in addition to now also having a gas station. Second, the year built is not correct. It says 1986, but I know for sure this building opened about 1-2 years after I moved to Vancouver in 1994 and was a new build. I think it should say 1996. (The shopping center just to the west, where Safeway used to be, may have been built in 1986, however)

Also interesting is that the even newer standalone JCPenney at 192nd & Mill Plain, which is also still open, is also listed below that....

But now that Albertsons is involved, they do tend to give up on stores rather easily in Vancouver... 164th & Mcgillvray, 4th Plain, and Orchards (which was open about 10 years) which was replaced by Padden Parkway (which replaced the Orchards location and also was open about 10 years) Salmon Creek still has both an Albertsons and Safeway about a mile apart but both remain open for now.
The listing that states the store is off-market lists the store as having been built in 1994. Someone mentioned Safeway took over from another grocer, so perhaps 1986 is when the building was built. It is surprising that they displayed an outdated picture.
A quick Google search found an article from 1996 that mentions the store. It looks like 1994 is correct. I remember seeing it under construction shortly after moving to Vancouver that year. Ironically the shopping center to the west has a Chuck's Produce store in the former G.I. Joe's space at the other end.

https://www.bizjournals.com/portland/st ... tory5.html
This certainly would not be the first time a real estate listing was wrong.

BTW: I mis-read your first post about the date. I thought you said the store became a Safeway shortly after you moved, not that the building was being built at that time. My apologies. :oops:

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Re: Albertsons/Safeway 2018: Openings and Closings

Post by storewanderer » April 19th, 2018, 7:35 am

Bryans Road, MD 5/26 (store has fuel too).

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