Today is the official opening day of the new "urban lifestyle" Safeway in City Vista, at 5th and K Streets, Northwest. We decided to make a grocery run there this morning in anticipation of a cookout we're having this weekend. All I can say is "wow."
The store is well staffed, well stocked, well appointed, and well laid out. The free one-hour-underground parking is abundant and convenient, thereby making it our go-to store now for our weekly grocery runs (previously we drove to the Pentagon City Harris Teeter for such runs -- the O Street Market Giant, though less than a block away, is too frustrating of a grocery experience(with its long lines, uncleanliness, understaffing, and poor selection) to be the store of choice for our weekly runs). We took advantage of the store's nut bar, Starbucks, amazing deli with delicious prepared foods, abundant produce section, and friendly meat counter. Check out photos of the new store here or, better yet, shop there yourself soon!