Saturday, September 13, 2008

Look! It's a REAL GROCERY STORE in DC!!

The Gardener and I jumped on the bandwagon and made our first trip to the brand spankin' new Safeway at City Vista (at the corner of 5th St NW & L St NW) this morning!!

Our quick review...this place is GREAT!!

First, it's HUGE...and not just huge "for the city", but huge like a regular big ass suburban grocery store...and it's REALLY CLEAN!!

Another plus...Free parking for the first hour in the very easy to access parking garage!
Don't forget to get your validation while you're in the store or they'll try to charge you...luckily we ran into friendly professional people working in the garage that validated our ticket for us..

Lots and lots of FREE samples today...the staff was all very helpful, professional and friendly (Wegmans has had a definite influence on this industry I think)...

And one of the free sample ladies didn't even get mad at me when I went back for another piece of NY strip steak for a FOURTH time! Oink...it was so delicious we ended up buying 5 of them! And because we bought over $20 worth of steak, we got a FREE grill for our stove to cook them on!! Good marketing Safeway!

A large butcher/deli area with lots o' fresh meat...


Your very own scrumptious NUT bar...how have I lived so long without my own nut bar??!!


A yummy bakery with fresh bread and HOT buns...


Enormous wine selection...Blondie and Lady Ashburn will enjoy it here!


And cutie patooties everywhere!
"Attention shoppers! And specifically AJ & Chartreusy - Hottie in Aisle 3!!"

What more could a shopper want??!!
Well, I could want a free iPod which they were also giving out to random shoppers...unfortunately our number didn't come up, but that's OK...we got the grill....

This is absolutely our new "go to" grocery store and I can only hope Giant at O Street Market will be as nice when they get done with it in 2029...

5 comments:

Holly said...

Your pictures of the new Sexy Safeway were well worth the risk involved! I find the soft lighting very illuminating.

Mr. Q said...

Sexy Safeway is right Holly!

They have a great produce area in case you're in the need for some raw food grocery shopping...

Shaw Rez said...

lol. I love your commentary on the scenery...

Mr. Q said...

Thanks Shaw Rez...I'm a little slow picking up comments! We've been back a couple of times now and do think Sexy Safeway is an apt nickname!!

jimbo said...

Yes, the official DC Safeway naming system must include a descriptive adjective that starts with the letter 'S'. So far we have the following Safeways in DC: Soviet, Salvadoran, Shootout, Secret (I'm not telling you where that one is), and now Sexy Safeway. I believe the Singles Safeway is the one in Georgetown.