MILLBRAE -- Safeway will open a new store here on Friday, unveiling a modernized and renovated supermarket at the shopping center on El Camino Real.

The elevated grocery store, which replaces a smaller Safeway built in 1962, has parking beneath the building and escalators and elevators to transport customers up to the store entrance. The 57,000-square-foot store, almost double the size of the old Safeway, includes outdoor seating and a Starbucks.

Safeway also hired 50 new employees, bringing the total store staff to about 150.

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