Safeway begins work on exterior look |

Safeway begins work on exterior look

This week, construction crews began removing asphalt and erecting fencing around Safeway’s facade and parking lot in the Gold Country Center, gearing up for a remodeling project that will span three months.

“The parking is going to be difficult for awhile,” said project superintendent Gary Ford from HBH Construction Inc.

The high-end grocery store will remain open during construction and may be limited to one entrance temporarily.

“It’s just going to have a little dust here and there,” Ford said.

In March, Safeway opened the Lifestyles store in a building formerly occupied by Ralph’s Grocery Co. with future plans to modernize the facade and build an outdoor patio area.

Changes to the building will include raising a gabled roof at each entrance, installing a “sidewalk cafe” with outdoor seating, building a stone planter and trellis, adding stone and wood siding to the building’s exterior, and reconfiguring the parking lot to accommodate space lost to the patio.

“They’re just dolling up the outside … We’ll make it a little more Roseville-y,” Ford said.

The older Safeway store in downtown Grass Valley is undergoing some interior remodeling.


To contact Staff Writer Laura Brown, e-mail lbrown@the or call 477-4231.

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