Washington, DC

415 14th Street, SE. Friday July 31

Ed. Note: The old Safeway closed here in 2018.

From a press release:

First brand-new Safeway to open in D.C. since Petworth store opened in 2014

Safeway will proudly open its striking new Capitol Hill store (at 415 14th Street SE in Washington, D.C.) on Wednesday, August 12 at 6 a.m. The new store, developed by Safeway and Foulger-Pratt, measures 60,236 square feet and serves as the anchor for the mixed-use project called Beckert’s Park, which includes additional retail space and 325 residential units. Read More


From an email:

“Local, Ethiopian immigrant-owned 7 Days Market is ready to serve the meal-planning and grocery needs of its neighborhood community.

The store, located at 2310 Rhode Island Ave, NE, has begun curbside pick-up service, and delivery service within 3 miles, Friday-Sunday. As part of this offering, 7 Days is providing delicious and affordable meal packages serving up to 4 people. Options range from Read More


Photo by  John M

I was being cheeky last night but Lane’s response got me thinking me should just codify the rules here:

“Self checkout rules:

(A) less than 25 items, and this is very generous;
(B) put your bags out first. You bag as you go;
(C) no more than 5 produce items (meaning things you have to look up);
(D) know how to bag — so heavy first, layer, etc.”

What other rules should be added.


1701 14th Street, NW

The ‘what the hell is Amazon bringing to Logan Circle?’ saga continues. On Friday a liquor license placard went up at the corner of 14th and Riggs Street, NW for Amazon Retail, LLC:

“A new Full-Service Grocery Store. Applicant is Requesting a Tasting Permit and a Retailer’s License Class B for a Full-Service Grocery Store.” Read More


1345 Park Road, NW

Thanks to all who passed on from WTOP: ”

From GIANT FOOD: “The device was found at one self-checkout point at its store at 1345 Park Road, in Northwest.”

“To Our Valued Giant Food Customers,

We recently learned of an issue involving some of our customers’ personal information. On March 5, 2020, we learned that someone had illegally placed a device that skims information from payment cards on top of a pin pad at one of the self-checkout registers at the Giant Food store located at 1345 Park Road, NW, Washington. DC. Read More


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