Social Safeway celebrates first year in Georgetown with LEED Certification
Georgetown’s “Social” Safeway celebrates its first anniversary during the week of May 2 with a host of events and activities, highlighted by a LEED Certification Announcement on Friday, May 6 starting at 10:00 am.
This is Safeway’s 15th store in D.C. The store operates 24 hours a day, with both a 24-hour pharmacy and Starbucks. The 71,067-square-foot Georgetown store was designed and built to be the first LEED-certified grocery store in the District, and Safeway’s second LEED-certified store (the other is in Santa Cruz, Calif.).
Living up to its “social’ moniker, the store has been a hub of activity since opening on May 6, 2010 with events throughout the first 12 months such as cooking demos by area chefs, regular wine & cheese tastings and book signings in addition to a forum for the candidates who participated in the District’s recent At-Large City Council special election.
A program will be held outside, on the Wisconsin Avenue side of the store.
Including confirmed speaker Ward 2 councilmember Jack Evans, other expected speakers include: Eastern Division President Steve Neibergall, ANC 2E Commissioner Charles Eason (presiding Commissioner), Doug Gatlin, Vice President, USGBC (LEED Certification Presenter), Christope Tulou, D.C. Director of the Environment – on behalf of Mayor Vincent Gray and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for economic development.
Georgetown Safeway is at 1855 Wisconsin Avenue.