courtesy of ‘M.V. Jantzen’
The “Secret” Safeway, also known as Townhouse Safeway, will be closing for good on August 7. The store, located at 1800 20th St. NW was tucked away and unknown to many. The “Town House” branding was a trial concept by Safeway to target apartment dwellers in urban areas. It’s unknown at this point what will replace the grocer.
Yelp reviews on the 20th Street location were mixed, reviewers noting that prices were often higher that at other Safeway stores. The “Soviet” Safeway at 17th and Corcoran, NW remains open.