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Local Safeway Prepares for Rennovation

The Bradlee Safeway will close at end of business on July 13 for renovations.

The Bradlee Safeway will close at end of business on July 13 for renovations. Photo by Louise Krafft.

— Safeway will close its Bradlee Safeway at 3526 King St. on Saturday, July 13 at 6 p.m. as the grocer will construct a new facility at the same location. Once completed, the new 61,323 square-foot facility will be among the largest in the company’s Eastern Division, replacing the 44,000 square-foot store which was built in October 1982. The new store is scheduled to open in fall 2014.

The company will operate an on-site temporary pharmacy for the duration of the construction period beginning Monday, July 15 at 8 a.m. The pharmacy will operated from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.

Shoppers are being encouraged to visit one of the following Safeway locations while the new Bradlee location is under construction: 5821 Crossroads Center Way in Falls Church, 299 S. Van Dorn St. in Alexandria and 1624 Belle View, also in Alexandria. Safeway is offering displaced shoppers $10 off coupons with a minimum $50 purchase which can be redeemed at any of these stores during the month of July. Directions to these Safeways can be found on the Safeway.com website.