SNA member Richard Goldman, who has been tracking the progress of the renovation at our local Safeway (625 Monterey Blvd) for many years, gives us this report to the community, after a visit by Safeway representatives at our last quarterly meeting:
Natalie Mattei, Senior Real Estate Manager for Safeway-Albertsons, along with Eric Horine, their Nor-Cal Construction Manager, and Rick Pickering, their Senior VP of Store Management, attended Monday’s SNA meeting and briefed members and residents on the Monterey Blvd store’s remodel progress.
They are in round 2 of permit application process with Planning and expect a third round. It is likely that permits will be issued towards the end of 2017, and then jobs put out to bid. Anticipated store closure and demolition would begin early 2018. The construction period would be about one year. The design has not changed.
In terms of the current store’s condition: the roof has been repaired as best it can be, and is not leaking during this current storm. Natalie and her colleagues assured SNA neighbors in attendance that they are all committed to maintaining the current store in good operating condition until it closes. She will once again be connecting more closely with the neighborhood, and will be our point person for the remodel as it develops.
Natalie asked that if we see unsafe or hazardous conditions in the store, to please take photos and send them to her or to SNA directly.
[You may send photos to email@example.com and we will put you in touch with Natalie.]