The City Council is expected to approve final plans tomorrw for a new super-size Safeway "Lifestyle" supermarket across from the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.
If the ordinance approving the new store is approved Tuesday and again at a final reading in November, Safeway plans to start construction quickly in order to open the supermarket and retail center before Thanksgiving next year.
The project was OK'd by the Planning Commission in August.
The multi-million-dollar Safeway complex on Valley Avenue near Bernal and I-680 will include the large supermarket and other small retail shops, restaurants, a drive-through pharmacy and outdoor dining. Safeway also is reserving an additional 10,000 square feet for possible future expansion of its store.
Also, the City Council cancelled its Election Day meeting Nov. 2 with the next regular meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 16. If the Nov. 2 municipal election results are tabulated and certified by the county Registrar in time , the council members and mayor elected could be seated at the Nov. 16 meeting.
--Dolores Fox Ciardelli