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Silver Spring in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Safeway

Serving Wheaton Since 1951

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, October 16, 2017
1. Safeway Marker
Inscription.  On this site in 1951, Wheaton welcomed Safeway into the community with a supermarket located at 11215 Georgia Avenue. Safeway was one of the ?rst to offer free parking, refrigerated produce and "Cool Shopping Comfort" in the air conditioned store.

In 1968, in order to better serve its customers, Safeway rebuilt the Georgia Avenue location with a new store featuring its barrel-roof design. It was the area's most highly regarded and premier shopping experience of the time.

Embracing the urbanization of Wheaton, Safeway opened up its third store at this location in 2013. The supermarket showcases an Urban Lifestyle design as Safeway continues to serve the evolving community with the high quality of products and service for which the company is known.

Safeway values its relationship with the Wheaton community, past, present and future.

 
Erected by Safeway Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 39° 
Safeway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 16, 2017
2. Safeway Marker
2.34′ N, 77° 2.978′ W. Marker is in Silver Spring, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Fern Street and Reedie Drive, on the left when traveling north on Fern Street. On the east side of the Safeway Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11215 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wheaton Veterans Park (a few steps from this marker); RainScapes (within shouting distance of this marker); Stream Restoration (approx. 0.9 miles away); Evans Parkway Neighborhood Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bioretention (approx. 0.9 miles away); Welcome to Ovid Hazen Wells Carousel at Wheaton Regional Park (approx. one mile away); Shorefield (approx. 1.1 miles away); Regional Parks (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silver Spring.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 16, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on January 23, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 16, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the new Safeway building • Vintage photos of the old buildings • Can you help?
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Jul. 5, 2020