Today is the six-month anniversary of Wheaton Safeway’s closing. The “Coming Soon” banner announcing the new Safeway/14 stories of apartments complex has been up since April; meanwhile, Zombie Safeway lurks, waiting to pounce on unsuspecting passersby. How soon is soon? Why did we have to lose our Safeway — admittedly not the best of its kind, but convenient, and employing people, and adding some small but greater-than-zero level of grungy vibrancy to the area — when nothing was going to happen for so long, and no demolition seems imminent?
This is getting irritating. Someone needs to start demo before the Zombie Safeway eats all our brains, having developed a taste for them by apparently eating the ones of various people at MoCo and Wheaton and the developer. I would start demo myself, I have a hammer, but I don’t want to cause unrest…I just want things to happen.