Wednesday/ grocery store no more

The Safeway neighborhood grocery store here in Walnut Creek has closed its doors after 50 years. It was my go-to location to buy yogurt and bananas to help me through days when I would miss lunch.  Safeway is headquartered in Pleasanton, California, just a few miiles from our project office here in Walnut Creek.  Safeway is actually in private ownership as of January 2015 after a buy-out by private equity investors led by Cerberus Capital Management.

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The empty grocery store building with its simple and classic pitched roof and big letters looks forlorn, and I am sure the structure’s days are numbered. A new store is actually under construction just across the street from this one.


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