New Safeway to open Friday in Millbrae

June 27, 2013 9:39:11 AM PDT
A redone, state-of-the-art grocery store will open its doors in Millbrae Friday, bringing with it an additional 50 jobs, according to officials.

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.