Safeway Grocery Store in Ewa Beach

Is the Safeway Grocery Store really coming to Ewa Beach?  As a resident of Ewa Beach, I have been following this story for the past 3 years.  The developer broke ground on the Laulani Shopping Center at the intersection of Ft. Weaver Road and Keaunui Drive several years ago and then stopped cold.  Some commercial company threw up a sign at the corner for advertising purposes only because they fail to return telephone calls or emails with inquiries about the shopping center. 

This past weekend, the Honolulu Star Advertiser newspaper reported that Safeway grocery store is moving forward with plans to build an approximately 217,000 sf grocery store in Ewa Beach along with several other locations across the Hawaiian islands.

Residents of Ewa Beach will be very happy to see this new grocery store come into town since Foodland (overpriced) is currently the only grocery store in Ewa Beach.  Star Market closed last year so Foodland is the only choice for convenience without having to drive to Kapolei to the Safeway locate there.

The Honolulu Star Advertiser reported that the construction should be completed by 2012.

If the economy doesn’t tank again, maybe we will really see this new Safeway and shopping center get built after all.

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