West End Safeway Slated for Rehab

A rendering of the planned new Safeway
A rendering of the planned new Safeway

The Safeway supermarket on King Street in West End Alexandria will likely close early next year for redevelopment into a larger store with more amenities.
Safeway spokesman Greg Ten Eyck said the store, located at 3526 King St., is awaiting final comments from the city to receive a building permit. The store will close after the final permits have been received, he said.

“We don’t expect that happen until sometime in early 2013,” Ten Eyck said.

The supermarket will be closed for about a year for remodeling, he said. The pharmacy will remain open, operating out of a mobile unit.

The current store is 44,000 square feet. The remodeled store will be 61,000 square feet and offer a wider selection of products, outside seating area, bakery, deli, floral department and dry-cleaning service through Bergmann’s. The new store will also feature a Starbucks.