It was great to see more on Safeway history in the paper today!
|Safeway history in the Sunday paper|
By accident or intent, today's history column builds on a couple of previous pieces here:
- "Safeway's Movement in Town Tells us Lots about Salem's History" (2014)
- "Christo's and Capital Market: Old Safeways Still Useful, Tell Development Story" (2015)
I had looked at the movement out south along Commercial Street, and this new take adds some additional information. In particular I had missed their origin locally in the Skaggs United Chain.
|June 3rd, 1921|
Skagg's had opened a new store here in 1921 and five years later Skaggs and Safeway merged.