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Safeway

Serving Wheaton Since 1951

 
 
Safeway Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
Location. 39° 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. Touch for map. On the east side of the Safeway Building. Marker
Safeway Marker as seen from the Northwest corner of Fern Street and Reedie Drive image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 16, 2017
2. Safeway Marker as seen from the Northwest corner of Fern Street and Reedie Drive
is at or near this postal address: 11215 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20902, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 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); Emerald Ash Borer (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bioretention Gardens (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Emerald Ash Borer (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silver Spring.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Safeway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 16, 2017
3. Safeway Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 16, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 105 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on January 23, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 16, 2017, by Devry 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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