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Help for Social Safeway Refugees

Safeway still a pile of rubble; coupons on the way



    Help for Social Safeway Refugees
    Look, Georgetowners, if you want to fit into the clothes from the Wisconsin Avenue boutiques, you should be GLAD you don't have a grocery store anymore.

    Between free delivery and huge discounts, getting our Safeway knocked down is turning out to be the best thing to happen to Georgetown grocery shoppers in a long time," reports Georgetown Metropolitan.

    Turns out that devotees of the former (and future) Social Safeway on Wisconsin were sent a 10-percent off coupon for other Safeway locations. Or, if you were smart enough to sign up for a Safeway Club Card with the 20007 zip code, the discount will automatically be applied to your next purchase. The writer of the Georgetown blog just saved $30 on $160 of groceries that way.

    Now all you'll have to do is figure out how to get all those bags on the Metro, since that neighborhood Safeway is basically a pile of bricks at this point. You can choose from the Soviet Safeway, the Un-Safeway, the Senior Safeway (Elizabeth Dole's old stomping ground), etc. (See the Definitive DC Safeway Guide here.)

    And on that matter: Look, we've always known that the "Social Safeway" wasn't a grocery store so much as that "lifestyle store" they're trying to shove down our throats. We just didn't know that Safeway knew it too. Seriously, there is a Does that make this all more or less cool? We're still trying to decide. Although the on-going construction of the new building is annoying the hell out of the neighbors, says Vox Populi.