North Seaside’s Largest Grocery Retailer Will Shutter, in Main Blow to Neighborhood

The Safeway on the northern fringe of North Seaside close to Fisherman’s Wharf will shut on Might 27, leaving a big void in a neighborhood with comparatively few massive supermarkets.

The Normal confirmed the closure with retailer supervisor Christopher Benitez Friday morning. Benitez stated it was a company determination that was purely for monetary causes.

“The corporate evaluates the shop, and if it doesn’t make sense to maintain one open, they don’t,” stated Benitez.

All 65 workers at Safeway’s 350 Bay St. location are anticipated to be transferred to different shops, he added.

North Seaside, as a compact, hilly and dense neighborhood with many slender streets, in any other case presents few parcels on which one thing as massive as a grocery store might be constructed—not to mention a parking zone. Whereas Safeway maintains close by supermarkets within the Marina and by the Embarcadero Middle, this retailer’s closure deprives a populous and tourist-heavy neighborhood of a full-scale grocery retailer with prolonged hours.