Safeway in San Francisco halts closure plan after city agrees to provide police

(The Center Square) – Soon after Safeway shared it would be closing its supermarket location in the historically black Fillmore District of San Francisco, mayor London Breed announced the store would remain in business after agreeing to send more police to the area.

“Longtime Fillmore customers and residents have also expressed concerns with public safety in the area. As part of the site’s extension of services, Mayor Breed has directed the San Francisco Police Department to commit additional resources at this location,” noted the mayor’s office in a public statement. 

The store had been set to close soon after the announced sale of the location from Safeway to a real estate developer who planned to turn the shopping center into a mixed-use development that will include both housing and commercial spaces — which means it could potentially include another grocery store. Safeway has promised to keep the store open until early
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