Friday, September 12, 2008

Hello Safeway, Goodbye Giant!

I've been taking a long vacation from posting on this blog--for various reasons--but thought I might just take it up again.

It's nice to be able to pick up again on a positive note, namely the opening of the new Safeway store at City Vista at NY and 5th. I went over there around noon today and was truly wowed. What a fantastic addition to the neighborhood, and what a change from what we've been stuck with at our sadsack Giant.

I was a bit concerned that it would just be a limited store focusing on high-end "gourmet" items for non-cooking apartment dwellers, but it is anything but that. First of all, the place is HUGE! It has everything you could possibly want no matter what your tastes. The produce section is very extensive and attractive, and the deli shop and prepared food sections will be giving Whole Foods a run for their money.

Best of all, the employees seem excited and happy to be there and appear to understand the concept of customer service, unlike so many at the Giant who apparently think that giving the customers a little attitude is part of the job description. And it didn't take me 45 minutes to check out!

Let's see if Giant has an answer when the new O Street Market goes up. In the meantime, Safeway will be getting my grocery dollar.



At 9/12/2008 2:10 PM, Blogger Shaw Rez said...

Agreed -- my grocery dollar is definitely going to Safeway now, despite Giant being the closer option. The shopping experience at Safeway is hands and feet above that of Giant.

At 9/13/2008 9:06 AM, Anonymous Kevin Chapple said...

Welcome back, You were sorely missed.

At 9/13/2008 12:08 PM, Anonymous Charles Walker said...

Good to see you back. And yes the Safeway is great. I was just there.

At 9/16/2008 5:56 AM, Blogger si said...

welcome back Daddy-Oh!! we missed you so!

At 9/22/2008 6:52 PM, Blogger OffSeventh said...


At 9/24/2008 7:46 PM, Blogger IMGoph said...

welcome back, glad to see your voice will be weighing in again!

At 2/22/2009 11:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Giant is much better than Safeway. At Safeway the cashiers and stock clerks are rude. I asked for a certain item and they just totally ignored me. More over Giant's recent rebranding provides for a much cooler shopping environment. Safeway is dull and boring.

My grocery dollar is staying with Giant.

At 4/18/2009 6:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes Giant is much better than Safeway


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