MILLBRAE -- Safeway will open a new store here on Friday, unveiling a modernized and renovated supermarket at the shopping center on El Camino Real.
The elevated grocery store, which replaces a smaller Safeway built in 1962, has parking beneath the building and escalators and elevators to transport customers up to the store entrance. The 57,000-square-foot store, almost double the size of the old Safeway, includes outdoor seating and a Starbucks.
Safeway also hired 50 new employees, bringing the total store staff to about 150.
Contact Heather Somerville at 925-977-8418. Follow her at Twitter.com/heathersomervil.