Safeway’s investment in upgrading their Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. store is a vote of confidence in the store’s potential to attract shoppers who desire more organic items at a decent price and want to shop locally without having to travel out of the King Neighborhood. At the King Neighborhood Association’s request, Safeway has improved bike parking at the store and will make a donation to Friends of Trees to help lower income homeowners plant street trees. The landscaping at the store will be restored and the variety of products will be adjusted to offer more organic and “natural” items. The MLK store which has historically lagged behind other Safeways in Portland in being updated now seems to be on track to keep pace. I’ll see you there on shopping day!