SAN JOSE – Safeway has opened a new store in northern San Jose, providing a key part of what could one day be a transit village near the Berryessa BART station.
The supermarket titan has now opened two new Safeway stores in San Jose in less than a year and also recently opened a new store in the East Bay town of Hercules.
“We continue to invest in the San Jose community and are pleased to see this exciting new development come to fruition,” said Karl Schroeder, president of the Northern California Safeway division.
The new Safeway store is located at 1455 Berryessa Road and is one of the main tenants of the Market Park shopping center.
Two weeks ago, on April 14, Safeway opened a Hercules store at 4080 San Pablo Avenue. Safeway employs 165 people in the new Hercules store. This store is occupied by workers who were transferred from a Rodeo store that the company closed.
In October 2020, Safeway opened a store at 1305 S. Winchester Blvd. in San Jose where it employs 120 people.
Safeway, based in Pleasanton, operates more than 280 stores in northern California, Nevada and Hawaii under the Safeway, Andronico and Vons banners.
In San Jose, Safeway employs 1,700 people.
The newest store on Berryessa Road totals 65,000 square feet. The supermarket will offer a high-end deli department, a full-service butcher’s center offering fresh meats prepared daily, a bakery with freshly baked pastries, bread, cookies and cakes, and an assortment of organic choices. , natural and healthy throughout the store.
Safeway’s store in the Berryessa neighborhood will employ more than 150 workers, the supermarket chain said.
About 1,000 homes and new retailers have opened in the Market Park mixed-use development near the BART station. Office buildings are also planned as part of the district but have not yet been built.
“Market Park is an ideal destination for public transportation along the Berryessa Corridor,” said Schroeder. “We look forward to expanding our offering in North San Jose and welcoming residents to our new store.”