another lighting disaster coming to portland safeway stores

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Re: another lighting disaster coming to portland safeway stores

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The lighting of the North Bend, Oregon Safeway does not seem so bad. The new decor looks nice. For some reason the spotlights at this store were not removed. However, they appear to be turned off.

www.keymechanical.com/project/safeway-north-bend-or/
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Re: another lighting disaster coming to portland safeway stores

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Alpha8472 wrote: June 30th, 2021, 11:37 pm The lighting of the North Bend, Oregon Safeway does not seem so bad. The new decor looks nice. For some reason the spotlights at this store were not removed. However, they appear to be turned off.

www.keymechanical.com/project/safeway-north-bend-or/
That isn't as bad as some remodels I have seen pictures of where they have put the strip lights right below other fixtures that are still lit up.

But still...even in those pictures I see at least three types of fixtures being used. And all those spotlights that are not on. It still looks like a hodgepodge of a store that can't figure out its identity...does it want to look upscale and modern? Or do they want to be a bargain basement warehouse type store? Things like this should not be present in a store with a higher price point. At a very minimum, at least remove the spotlights if they won't be used any more and put some plain tiles up there. I have visited some 1980s era Safeway locations which originally opened with recessed 8 foot fluorescent fixtures, and during the first Lifestyle remodels, received the lights with the covers. They at least removed the recessed fixtures and put tiles in their place. While you can still see the narrower grid that those fixtures sat in, it doesn't jump out at you like the spotlights and other non functioning fixtures do.
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Re: another lighting disaster coming to portland safeway stores

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I drove through Wilsonville today and made a quick stop for something to drink at the Safeway there, which used to be Lamb's. I noticed that the store has the latest interior wall package, which by itself doesn't look too bad. But looking down, I saw ugly polished concrete. And looking up I saw three different types of fixtures hanging from the open warehouse ceiling. There were rows of wider 4' three tube fixtures extending the length of some of the aisles, which I believe are original to the store, and had the silver reflector covers all removed. There were some random spots with rows of two tube warehouse type reflector fixtures. (All fluorescent tubes were converted to LED) And there were some newer looking 2' by 4' fixtures which look like they were designed for a suspended ceiling, and had a single LED row in the center of the fixtures. The overall effect is inconsistent lighting depending on where you were in the store.

This is another example of Safeway trying to figure out what they want to be. The store deserves credit for being clean. But overall it looks like a mish-mash of different concepts here. At the very least, bring some consistency to the lighting.
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Re: another lighting disaster coming to portland safeway stores

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Super S wrote: July 16th, 2021, 9:38 pm I drove through Wilsonville today and made a quick stop for something to drink at the Safeway there, which used to be Lamb's. I noticed that the store has the latest interior wall package, which by itself doesn't look too bad. But looking down, I saw ugly polished concrete. And looking up I saw three different types of fixtures hanging from the open warehouse ceiling. There were rows of wider 4' three tube fixtures extending the length of some of the aisles, which I believe are original to the store, and had the silver reflector covers all removed. There were some random spots with rows of two tube warehouse type reflector fixtures. (All fluorescent tubes were converted to LED) And there were some newer looking 2' by 4' fixtures which look like they were designed for a suspended ceiling, and had a single LED row in the center of the fixtures. The overall effect is inconsistent lighting depending on where you were in the store.

This is another example of Safeway trying to figure out what they want to be. The store deserves credit for being clean. But overall it looks like a mish-mash of different concepts here. At the very least, bring some consistency to the lighting.
To be fair that store is a mismash for a reason. They took over that store from Lamb's and did a quick remodel to covert it over to a Safeway. They painted the walls, replaced the registers, replaced cases in the deli and bakery but a lot of things didn't change such as most of the coolers and the overall layout of the store. It looks a lot better than the goofy Thriftway decor Lamb's used but Safeway never did a full gut on the store.
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Re: another lighting disaster coming to portland safeway stores

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babs wrote: July 18th, 2021, 4:05 pm
To be fair that store is a mismash for a reason. They took over that store from Lamb's and did a quick remodel to covert it over to a Safeway. They painted the walls, replaced the registers, replaced cases in the deli and bakery but a lot of things didn't change such as most of the coolers and the overall layout of the store. It looks a lot better than the goofy Thriftway decor Lamb's used but Safeway never did a full gut on the store.
Actually wasn't a bad store, didn't need a full gut. Compared to how the other Thriftways I've been in looked... this must have been by far the nicest...
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Re: another lighting disaster coming to portland safeway stores

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storewanderer wrote: July 18th, 2021, 9:49 pm
babs wrote: July 18th, 2021, 4:05 pm
To be fair that store is a mismash for a reason. They took over that store from Lamb's and did a quick remodel to covert it over to a Safeway. They painted the walls, replaced the registers, replaced cases in the deli and bakery but a lot of things didn't change such as most of the coolers and the overall layout of the store. It looks a lot better than the goofy Thriftway decor Lamb's used but Safeway never did a full gut on the store.
Actually wasn't a bad store, didn't need a full gut. Compared to how the other Thriftways I've been in looked... this must have been by far the nicest...
I believe this was the last new build Thirftway. Was never a fan of the corrugated metal look they used. It was nicer than the rest since it was much newer.
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