Safeway market is remodeling all the interiors and some of the exteriors is happening at their 1700 block of Columbia Road NW. This place really needed some urgent attention and the upgrade was due a long time ago. By the way, they changed the banner outside with the Spanish notice that used to say "construccion ya abierta" or "Open Construction Already".
Also, next door will be a new CVS pharmacy, which is moving from one block away on the same Columbia Road. This location is where used to be a bunch of affordable shoes and clothing stores. This new CVS location will bring some new life to this block, I hope their desing will do it.
Now if the city can do something to promote the remodeling of all the little ugly stores across the street, that would make that area more livable and enjoyable. Those tiny stores and restaurants have been there for years, but they haven't changed nothing to their appearances, its like time has stopped.
Also, Safeway needs to train better their employees, they always seem to have some nasty attitude for some reason. If it wasn't because I like their cheese bagels and some pastry I woudn't come back.
Will post photos when these two are done.