It’s finally here! New 24-hour Safeway boasts many amenities

April 9, 2016

BY MARIA D. JAMES — On April 9, the City of Hyattsville and Prince George’s County officially welcomed the newest Safeway store, located at 3702 East West Highway, to the region with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Photo courtesy Rebecca Bennett. Safeway Eastern Division President Steve Burnham [read more]

Safeway sign goes up; Pollo Campero coming to new UTC development

February 19, 2016

BY REBECCA BENNETT — The new Gateway at UTC development is taking shape at University Town Center.  The exterior Safeway sign was recently added to the building and interior build out is well underway.  An opening date for Safeway has not yet been announced. ECHO Realty also recently [read more]

City prioritizes Route 1 parking garage, school infrastructure

November 21, 2015

BY REBECCA BENNETT — On Nov. 4, the City of Hyattsville hosted a legislative priorities breakfast at Busboys and Poets for county and state officials, business owners and local leaders. The breakfast was an opportunity for city officials to present a progress report and ask for support for other [read more]

Safeway development to include urgent care, wine & spirits

May 27, 2015

BY REBECCA BENNETT — While the bones of the new Safeway can be seen going up at University Town Center (UTC), there is even more in the works for the neighborhood. ECHO Realty announced this week that a MedStar Health primary and urgent care facility and Town Center Wine & Spirits will join [read more]

Construction begins at University Town Center

August 15, 2014

Construction at University Town Center has begun, and the new Safeway and Unleashed by Petco are scheduled to open next fall. The project, which developers have named “The Gateway,” is one of several projects meant to transform the Prince George’s Plaza Metro area into a new, more [read more]

Safeway breaks ground at UTC; opening expected in fall 2015

May 14, 2014

BY SUSIE CURRIE — Hyattsville residents are a step closer to having another grocery store in town. On May 7, city and county officials joined ECHO Realty executives to break ground on a 55,000-square-foot Safeway at University Town Center (UTC). Two more businesses have recently signed leases [read more]

Safeway to close February 4

January 10, 2012

Ending months of speculation, Safeway executives confirmed that the long-neglected Hamilton Street store will close after 30 years. For the first time since 1928, Safeway will not have a presence in Hyattsville. Like the chain’s former Adelphi branch, on Riggs Road, this building will become a [read more]