Hundreds of people jammed into the spanking new Safeway store on College Avenue on Thursday.
Solano Avenue: The pressure is on for North Berkeley shopping district to up its game
The Oaks Theater on Solano Avenue, photographed in September 2014. The Oaks was for decades an anchor tenant for the avenue, but it has sat empty for nearly five years. Photo: Mary Flaherty By Gill South When French-style bakery La Farine abruptly closed up shop on Berkeley’s Solano Avenue this summer, there was an outcry from […]
Construction halted at Safeway on College and Claremont
A shot taken Dec. 5 by video cam of the Safeway lot on College and Claremont avenues. 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 […]
Oakland Safeway gets green light for makeover
A North Oakland neighbor shares her personal reflections about plans for an updated Safeway at Broadway and 51st Street.
Demolition starts on Safeway on College Avenue
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan joined Safeway officials and neighborhood activists Monday to celebrate the official groundbreaking for a new store at College and Claremont avenues.
Safeway on College to close on July 8 for major rebuild
The shelves at Safeway on College and Claremont avenues are increasingly bare in the countdown to its closure on July 8. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel The Safeway store at the intersection of College and Claremont avenues on the Berkeley-Oakland border will close on July 8 for 12 months to undergo a major rebuild which has been […]
What fate a memorial plaque at College Avenue Safeway?
A memorial plaque for Cherese Henderson in the parking lot of the Safeway and College and Claremont. Photo: Ted Friedman If you happen to park in a particular spot in the parking lot of the College Avenue Safeway, near the Claremont Avenue exit, you might stumble on what seems to be a grave marker. Someone buried […]
New Safeway on College green-lighted, designs revealed
A new Safeway and retail development for College and Claremont avenues has gotten the nod from Oakland and a hard-won community consensus after seven long years. We reveal what it will look like.
Residents air concerns about College Ave. Safeway plans
Dozens of local residents attended a community meeting Dec. 13 to hear the latest about the College Avenue Safeway plans. Photo: Emilie Raguso Update, 5:23 p.m.: Via Stuart Flashman, “After another five hours of negotiating today (following up on two hours over the weekend) the agreement has been finalized. The RCPC Board (which has been primed for […]
Safeway on College needs all-new design after mediation
A mediation sketch of plans for a Safeway reconstruction on College Avenue on the Berkeley-Oakland border, November 2012. This is a view of the rooftop parking set-up; College Avenue is along the bottom of the sketch, and Claremont Avenue is the longest side of the triangle. Cars would enter the parking area via a ramp […]
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 […]
Op-Ed: Why I support plans for the Safeway on College
In July, the Berkeley City Council took up the EIR agreement for the proposed Safeway store on College Avenue in Oakland’s Rockridge district right on the Berkeley border. Buoyed by the protests of the attendees, Mayor Bates summarized the objections of the council, “it’s just too big for the location.” In the debate about the […]