I find myself getting irritated by the Safeway across from the Wheaton Metro — you know, future site of new, improved Safeway and 14 tightly packed stories of peeps. Irritated because it has been closed since December 19 and yet it still stands, taunting us with the giant “closed” letters on its facade. If they weren’t ready to demolish the building and start with the new structure, why did it close? With every day that passes, the decision to close the store looks worse and worse. But it is not the Safeway itself that deserves my scorn, it is instead the Wheaton planners or the MoCo planners or the developers, or all of the above, who are letting this project slide.
Meanwhile, we are told that Wheaton is demographically poised for a boom. That may be true, I hope it is, but maybe they could start by actually moving forward with the pre-boom that is already supposedly in the works. Make the Safeway go boom! That’s what I’m talkin’ about.
Also, Bernice August mostly likes New Kam Fong (2400 University). What’s not to like?