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Construction halted at Safeway on College and Claremont

Update 1/24/14: After three months of no activity, Safeway is reporting that construction resumed on the new Safeway store on Jan. 21. The company finally received a building permit from the city of Oakland after it consulted with the Rockridge Community Planning Council and other community groups, according to the Safeway website. “As you may remember, […]

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Breaking: Neighbors, Safeway agree on College Ave. store

This story was updated at 4:35 p.m.  A mediation effort between Safeway and three community groups opposing aspects of the grocer’s College Avenue store has resulted in a resolution and new agreement, according to statements released this week. As a result, final action on an appeal before the Oakland City Council set for Tuesday, Nov. 13, has been […]

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Oakland Planning Commission approves Safeway plans

On Wednesday, the Oakland Planning Commission unanimously certified the final EIR and approved Safeway’s proposed plans for its College Avenue store which sits on the Oakland-Berkeley border. A statement released by Aroner, Jewel & Ellis Partners, who have been retained by Safeway, said the grocery store was “heartened by the commission’s support and their comments in support […]