Monday, March 15, 2010

Safeway to Provide Shuttle Service During Closure

According to the Office of Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells, Safeway will be providing shuttle service to customers during their closure in April. Here is the email sent by Naomi Mitchell from Wells' office:

We have been advised by Safeway that they will be providing a shuttle service between the M St. SW store and its 14th and Kentucky Ave SE store during some portion of the 8 days its SW store will be closed. The leadership of the ANC6D is coordinating the details of dates, times and pick-up locations. Safeway will be announcing its plans shortly.

Naomi Mitchell
Community Relations
Office of Councilmember Tommy Wells
Ward 6
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 408
Washington, DC 20004
Office: 202-724-8014
Fax: 202-724-8054
Email: Nmitchell@dccouncil.us

Once more details are released, I'll be sure to pass along.

Update: ANC 6D Commissioner Sobelsohn passed along some additional information about Safeway. He said that representatives from ANC 6D, SWNA, the Southwest Safeway Task Force, and the Southwest Action Team (SWAT) were able to convince Safeway to offer free shuttle service using a 20-seat bus on Friday, April 9th, Saturday, April 10th, and Monday, April 12th.
The shuttle will leave from in front of the current Safeway on the following schedule:
  • Friday April 9: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
  • Saturday April 10: 11am, 12pm, 1pm
  • Monday April 12: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
The shuttle will leave from the Kentucky Ave. SE supermarket on the following schedule:
  • Friday April 9: 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm
  • Saturday April 10: 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm
  • Monday April 12: 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm
The old Safeway will close on April 6th at 6pm and the new Safeway will open for a Preview Party on April 15th from 4pm - 8pm. The new store will open on the 16th from 8am - 11pm and thereafter, the store will be open from 6am - 11pm 7 days a week. For comparison purposes, the new(ish) Mount Vernon Triangle Safeway is open until midnight and the "Social Safeway" in Georgetown that's reopening in May after a complete renovation will be open 24 hours.

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