ALEXANDRIA, VA – If you have lived in Alexandria for any length of time, you know about the old Safeway on Royal Street. Its narrow aisles, and crammed shelves are familiar ground for regulars and they know where everything is. “We don’t need no fancy banana racks,” said one customer recently.
But fancy banana racks and new freezer cases, and upgraded inventory of all kinds have come to the little boutique Safeway a stone’s throw from the Potomac River.
For an old-fashioned ribbon cutting of a grocery store from yesteryear with a modern facelift, head down and get a spot this Friday, May 3 at 10 am when organic chickens and fancy beers will be ushered in by the Dixieland sounds of the New Line Brass Band.
Local dignitaries including Council members Canek Aguirre and Amy Jackson are expected to join Safeway leaders for the celebration, which will also include the live music, refreshments and free gifts.
Pictures below by Lucelle O’Flaherty/The Zebra Press