The gigantic monstrosity up the street (otherwise known as Safeway) is well on its way to re-opening to the public soon. The previous building was set back on the property and a mere 33.000 square feet. This new "Lifestyle" format store will be 55,00 square feet, up against the sidewalk, and is a part of a larger marketing plan aimed at rebranding Safeway as the "Lifestyle" store.
The pictures below were taken a couple of weeks ago.
|SE 27th to the right, SE Hawthorne on the left.|
|Looking east on SE Hawthorne at SE 27th.|
There was one day a few months ago when I was really sick and stayed home from work. All I wanted to do was sleep off the nausea but that proved to be impossible--some gigantic doomsday machine was generating a bassy, thudding, soul crushing noise. The magnitude of the impact from the pounding was enough to rattle the pictures and other decor on my walls.
|Tattered plastic blowing in the breeze...|
|What's with the little windows placed in the big window space?|
Just for perspective, here is a "before" picture:
|This photo came from the Oregonian article "Southeast Portland: More on the Hawthorne Safeway closure."|