The new Safeway at Waterfront Station is less than 48 hours away from opening and over the past few days, the final touches have been put in place. As the photo at the top of this post shows, store signage is now up, including signs illuminated with the Safeway logos. Restrictions on vehicle traffic on 4th Street should be lifted by the end of the week as Safeway opens its doors to customers. Below are some photos of the new 4th Street street scape.
Here is a daytime view of part of the Safeway storefront.
There will be some outdoor space at the bistro planned by Med Lahlou.
Large trees have been installed in the Waterfront-SEU Metro station plaza.
Multi-space parking meters have been installed on a landscaped 4th Street.
Update: There will be an official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the reopening of 4th Street on Friday morning at 10:30am. I cannot attend since I've been out of town for the past couple of days and need to be at work. If any of you attend, feel free to send photos of the ribbon-cutting to firstname.lastname@example.org!