Less than two weeks after shutting its doors for renovations, Safeway will break ground on its news Millbrae store in a public ceremony on Friday.
The 50-year-old store 525 El Camino Real is undergoing a facelift that Safeway says will make it a greener grocer with an expanded workforce that offers customers greater shopping variety and more parking.
The company said the renovations on store are expected to take about a year, but Millbrae Mayor Marge Colapietro said at Tuesday night's city council meeting that the store could open three months ahead of schedule depending on weather conditions and contractors' efficiency.
Colapietro will attend the 10 a.m. event. Safeway corporate representatives will be on hand too.
Safeway is promising Millbrae customers expanded prepared foods, deli, bakery and pharmacy and florist departments, plus a wider selection of organic foods.
The company says the 54,000 square-foot "lifestyle" store will be built to Leadership in Environmental Efficiency and Design (LEED) equivalent standards and will be California Green Building compliant.
The store will expand its workforce from 100 to 150 and will nearly double customer parking.
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