Some months back, the Safeway on River Road closed its doors. Jodie and I have speculated a while on what would go there — and lo and behold, a few weeks ago, we saw signs of work going on inside. Turns out that the Grocery Outlet store, currently a little farther north on River Road, will be moving into the location. The new space is being redone from top to bottom. We’re looking forward to it:
"Grocery Outlet has operated from its current, 13,000-square-foot store at 2750 River Road since the chain entered the Eugene-Springfield market in 1996. The 24,000-square-foot former Safeway store — on the opposite side of Beltline from Grocery Outlet — is more typical in size for the 124-store chain. It is slightly larger than a Springfield Grocery Outlet that’s run by separate owner-operators"