A familiar and comforting sight to locals, the giant Safeway sign on Market Street has been a San Francisco landmark since the 1950s. The store itself has been open since 1954 and has undergone several renovations. The most recent remodel has, unfortunately, obscured the iconic "Marina" arch design and most of the remaining traces of the original store.
It's never been a pleasant place to shop, despite Safeway's best efforts. I'm not a Feng Shui adherent, but something is definitely amiss at this store. They're trying out a new "Whole Foods" look, but it's still a place to be gotten out of as quickly as possible.