The grand opening of the new Safeway store will occur on Friday at 8 a.m. where shoppers can roam the interiors of the Safeway "lifestyle format." The new format features expanded departments such as a bakery, pharmacy, deli, floral, produce, full-service meat and seafood departments and a large selection of organic foods, according to Safeway Public and Government Affairs representative Keith Turner.
An outdoor mezzanine, a parking structure and a Starbucks are all part of the new amenities featured in the new Safeway.
The 54,000-square-foot store replaces a smaller Safeway that opened in Millbrae in 1962. The store will also feature a 60-foot-long mural restored from the old supermarket.
The new Millbrae Safeway will employ 150 employees.