News

Royal City Safeway converts to Save-On this week

The end is here for the Royal City Centre Safeway, but it will be reborn this weekend as Save-On Foods.

The Overwaitea Food Group announced the store will be closed for three days starting Wednesday (March 19) so it can be converted from a Safeway to Save-On. It will reopen Saturday.

Overwaitea recently bought the store as part of a 15-location acquisition from Sobeys Group. The Competition Bureau ordered Sobeys to sell 23 stores when it purchased Safeway Canada last year. The order included Thrifty Foods in Sapperton. However Sobeys put the Royal City Centre Safeway in the package of stores it sold to Overwaitea.

The store's staff and management will remain, according to an Overwaitea press release.

The store's pharmacy will continue to operate during the renovations.

Overwaitea spokeswoman Julie Dickson said the conversion in Sapperton will take place in the next few weeks. She also said no change is planned for the current Save-On store in the Westminster Centre which is only two blocks from the new one in Royal City Centre.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Making Christmas magic at McBride Elementary
 
Former bar owner sentenced to probation for sexual assault
 
Make reading child’s play for Family Literacy Day
Surrey man wanted on weapons trafficking charges now behind bars
 
Schools ban ‘pimp, ho’ costumes
 
Off-duty Maple Ridge officer nabs drunk driver
Teen dating violence focus of Surrey forum
 
Arrest made in South Langley murder
 
Crescent Beach gunman threatened girlfriend, inquest hears

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event