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Safeway for sale

Work on the upcoming supersized Safeway on the corner of Harris and Harrison is in the beginning stages. The old Sherwood Forest Nursery is gone without a trace to make way for the new construction.

Meanwhile, the existing Safeway across the street is on sale for $2.2 million.

Once the aisles are removed Eureka could have a killer roller rink.  Or, upon passage of Prop. 19 it could be a ganja bar.

  1. humboldturtle
    July 13, 2010 at 9:41 am | #1

    Grow house? Home Depot?

  2. ante up!
    July 13, 2010 at 9:45 am | #2

    are we taking bets? It’ll be torn down and insurance companies will move in. If I had a bajillion dollars, I’d turn it into an old school arcade/pinball packed with classics.

  3. “HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE”
    July 13, 2010 at 9:46 am | #3

    Or,

    it could be converted into a transitional housing/homeless services building in the middle of all thay which is healthy.

    2.2 million is just the “over-valued” mark-up.

    I’d say, the true value (with land) is about 1.5-1.75 million (tops).

    Jeffrey Lytle
    McKinleyville – 5th District

  4. Mitch
    July 13, 2010 at 9:47 am | #4

    Toxic soil storage for the Balloon Track/t?

  5. July 13, 2010 at 9:49 am | #5

    Culinary Seafood Institute?

  6. Anonymous
    July 13, 2010 at 9:49 am | #6

    Let Ray’s Food Place buy it. Have your spouse wait in line to buy for that one thing on sale at Safeway while you finish the rest of your shopping at Ray’s, drive home, unload the groceries, watch some football, use the lavatory, and then drive back to pick up your spouse with 5 minutes to spare. How Safeway manages to thrive confounds me.

  7. Pitchfork
    July 13, 2010 at 9:57 am | #7

    How about a community center like the mateel?

  8. “HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE”
    July 13, 2010 at 10:18 am | #8

    Pitchfork,

    +1!

    Another Rays = -1! No more shelf stocking jobs.

    Now, a Farmers Market area along with Pitchfork’s idea, as well as, how to mold in a transitional housing/homeless services center too. It could work.

    JL

  9. Anonymous
    July 13, 2010 at 10:20 am | #9

    Maybe Security National will buy it, and the fun times will begin on the other side of town

  10. Anonymous
    July 13, 2010 at 10:22 am | #10

    How about affordable live/work space for artists. oh shock. i forgot, this art friendly town is abundant with live/work situations.

  11. Anonymous
    July 13, 2010 at 10:42 am | #11

    “Supersized Safeway” — Sure glad it isn’t a “Big Box”.

  12. anonymous
    July 13, 2010 at 12:00 pm | #12

    I hear a doctor is interested for medical space.

  13. old news
    July 13, 2010 at 12:05 pm | #13

    Myrtletown lumber is looking.shaefers, and Dr. Stokes have already expressed interest. And now i see why Jeffery got so many votes he is not very good at appraising property

  14. Decline to State
    July 13, 2010 at 12:41 pm | #14

    Something medical makes sense…it’s the nature of that neighborhood.

  15. “HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE”
    July 13, 2010 at 3:14 pm | #15

    old news,

    if your crazy enough to fork down a cool $2.2 million buckaroos, then by all means ponsai, go for it. Before you do though, have the assessor come out and assess it since they are so trustworthy in reassuring your confidence in the real-estate market, NOT!

    BTW, be prepared for any possible toxic soils test from leaching petro carbons from across the street from years back!

    Jeffrey Lytle
    McKinleyville – 5th District

  16. Tim
    July 13, 2010 at 3:15 pm | #16

    There is empty space just down the street next to Planned parenthood and Timber Ridge for medical offices.

    Maybe the Johnsons and Farnums will go in on another project – low income senior housing?

  17. rumbustious
    July 13, 2010 at 5:04 pm | #17

    Maybe CR’s Marsee will buy it for another unnecessary campus…

  18. Ekovox
    July 13, 2010 at 5:15 pm | #18

    If one of the Humboldt Nation agricultural amendments and hydroponic supply conglomerates purchases it for a mega-grow supply shop…then the Eureka business community deserves it. If the marijuana production industry becomes the all encompassing business norm that drives this society, then so be it. And you talk about the boom and bust of the timber and fishing industry? To quote torch singer Peggy Lee, “Is that all there is?” If that’s all there is, perhaps we might see more of their involvement in the community. The Eureka Little League baseball field needs some new right field sponsorship signs.

  19. humboldturtle
    July 13, 2010 at 5:38 pm | #19

    Marijuana is a growth industry.

  20. Anonymous
    July 13, 2010 at 6:23 pm | #20

    Yes, if you want to encourage the whole state to be in an unnatural one. (state)

  21. July 13, 2010 at 8:07 pm | #21

    I’m praying that it isn’t turned into a church, but if it is, we could probably use another cell tower right about there.

  22. Zumbo
    July 13, 2010 at 11:16 pm | #22

    NASA should buy it and train astronauts there.

  23. Anonymous
    July 13, 2010 at 11:30 pm | #23

    Joel would like to have it named “Azalea Park South” to satisfy…

  24. Walt
    July 14, 2010 at 6:03 am | #24

    Zumbo’s on the right track, or tract. There used to be a huge blimp hanger south of San Francisco, but there are ZERO in Humboldt County. What’s with that? We have something against blimps? Forget the trains. . .”Blimps over the Redwoods” will save us! Maybe even knock out the back wall for a little more space and park a nice, shiney dirigible there. You wanna talk vision? You wanna talk tourism??

  25. Anonymous
    July 14, 2010 at 6:31 am | #25

    I think we used to have a blimp hangar where the Pierson Mall is.

  26. July 14, 2010 at 8:41 am | #26

    Tear down all those monstrosities and plant something.

  27. CheeseDick
    July 14, 2010 at 9:55 am | #27

    It looks like a bigger, badder Friends of the Dunes house.

  28. A Thought
    July 14, 2010 at 10:09 am | #28

    How about a mixed-use effort that combines retail (on the ground floor… Trader Joes!!) w/ permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless families and individuals who are dually-diagnosed as formerly homeless, living with medical and/or mental health issues, et. al. on two or more upper floors?

    The parking would be utilized during the day for shoppers and in the evenings for those living on the property. Agreed, weekend parking could prove a challenge, but wise and collective minds could come up with solutions.

  29. High Finance
    July 14, 2010 at 10:31 am | #29

    Not only are there medical offices going in the Safeway location, but I heard the city schools building will soon be medical offices as well.

  30. Furrow
    July 14, 2010 at 11:08 am | #30

    There’s a lot of kids that live in that area! We need a Roller Rink in Eureka.We can always use another Roller Derby team I walked to the downtown area everyday from that neighborhood. The scenery really sucked on the way there! I noticed there wasn’t really anything around for Humboldt’s youth.Sure,we have Bayshore mall! But,do you really want your kids crossing the 101 during rush hour traffic? Teenage pregnancies begin at the mall.When I was homeless in Eureka,I was scared to sleep behind the mall.Too many needles,drug pushers,junked out drug users,and vigilante cops w/their hookers behind Bayshore Mall.Nobody really gives a damn about Humboldt kids anymore!Shoplifting,stealing cars,graffiti,vandalism,breaking and entering,using meth,snorting cocaine or smoking crack is hella fun too!

  31. Anonymous
    July 14, 2010 at 11:45 am | #31

    Do you think kids really want to roller skate much these days?

  32. morgan
    July 14, 2010 at 1:45 pm | #32

    yes, kids still love to roller skate! especially if they are allowed to use roller blades as well as quad skates. we need a good, REAL roller rink in this county. the one in blue lake is tiny and is essentially nothing more than a small basketball court. i’ve never been to the one in mckinleyville, but i hear it has some kind of rubber surface on the floor??

    that building would be fantastic for a real roller rink.. i mean, just look at the front! with that curved roof, it just screams for something groovy to be there!

  33. Anonymous
    July 14, 2010 at 2:39 pm | #33

    Didn’t you get the memo Morgan? Humboldt County hates families, especially children. You guys are proposing pie-in-the-sky ideas. The building will be used by a boring professional office, assuming it doesn’t lay dormant for years.

  34. High Finance
    July 14, 2010 at 5:56 pm | #34

    Well 2.39pm, you could always buy the building & start a skating rink business yourself.

  35. Mr. Nice
    July 14, 2010 at 6:55 pm | #35

    How Safeway manages to thrive confounds me.

    Safeway has 521 stores in California alone.

    Go and times 521 by a hundred people buying like a hundred dollars in groceries times 365. That’s like two billion dollars. For fucking groceries. Ray’s ain’t nowhere close to serving up that many Mexican bell peppers.

  36. Smokemonster
    July 15, 2010 at 5:58 am | #36

    Homeless shelter? BRILLIANT!!! That way they have options of who to harass for money when they wake up,maybe weakened patients going/coming from the dialysis center,parents living responsible lives taking their children to Eureka pediatrics,shoppers at wallgreens and safeway.Zoo trips and the park would really be enjoyable with the new neighbors slamming dope leaving needles,drinking tall cans and the usual profane language when you ask them to quit smoking pot/cigarettes at the picnic table/play area.
    I think there is better property up on bella vista that could accomodate the homeless.

  37. Mr. Nice
    July 15, 2010 at 6:17 pm | #37

    Smokemonster, shit is already like that. The dregs you describe are not even homeless, they pay rent off the dope juggling and live in Victorian hell houses. And they already live in that neighborhood and attract people to that neighborhood. Are you talking about some other Safeway? Do you own a house there and think oh my neighbors are so respectable, this is way better than the West Side.

    Pssht.

  38. Smokemonster
    July 15, 2010 at 8:55 pm | #38

    WTF is Pssht? Is that flatulents oozing out of your anus? Or your name?
    Sorry guy,I have never lived on that side of town

  39. Reinventing The Wheel
    July 15, 2010 at 11:30 pm | #39

    Safeway made sure thousands of Henderson Center residents wouldn’t have a grocery store where Rite Aid is today.

    Let’s hear it for “NO SOCIAL ENGINEERING…”

  40. Gump
    July 18, 2010 at 8:57 am | #40

    Reinventing The Wheel says:

    Safeway made sure thousands of Henderson Center residents wouldn’t have a grocery store where Rite Aid is today.

    No. Food mart made sure that there would be no groceries in Henderson Center when they sold their stores to Safeway. Why people blame Safeway is beyond me. The owners of Food Mart took the cash and Safeway closed down their competition. Simple business.

  41. Anonymous
    July 19, 2010 at 11:15 am | #41

    Stay tuned…there will be a grocer in Henderson Center…again

  42. anonymous
    July 19, 2010 at 11:15 am | #42

    Stay tuned…there will be a grocer in Henderson Center…again

  43. Gump
    July 19, 2010 at 2:25 pm | #43

    Good

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