Belle Haven Safeway to Close at End of September
Renovated store will cover 45,000 square feet.
The Safeway supermarket at the Belle View Shopping Center will close for renovations at the end of September or the first part of October, a company spokesman said Tuesday.
The supermarket is expected to reopen in March 2013, said Safeway spokesman Craig Muckle. Construction workers have already demolished a vacant spot next to the store and are renovating that section, he said.
When renovations are complete, the wall that separates the two sections will be torn down to add additional square footage to the store. The renovated supermarket will add about 5,300 square feet to expand to a total of 45,000 square feet.
The renovated store will feature a new meat and seafood department service, a Starbucks kiosk and an expanded bakery. Six self-checkout stands will be added.
The supermarket is located at 1624 Belle View Blvd. During the renovation, Safeway is encouraging shoppers to patronize the Fort Hunt Safeway, located at 7900 Fort Hunt Road in the Hollin Hall Shopping Center.
The stores are approximately 2.5 miles apart.