Safeway opened Feb. 6 in Sunset Square in the largest store opening in Whatcom County so far this year. In this file photo, workers make final preparations on Feb. 4. Safeway was one of more than 40 brick-and-mortar store openings in the county as we near the halfway point of 2015, a pace that is slower than in recent years.
Safeway opened Feb. 6 in Sunset Square in the largest store opening in Whatcom County so far this year. In this file photo, workers make final preparations on Feb. 4. Safeway was one of more than 40 brick-and-mortar store openings in the county as we near the halfway point of 2015, a pace that is slower than in recent years. Philip A. Dwyer The Bellingham Herald
Safeway opened Feb. 6 in Sunset Square in the largest store opening in Whatcom County so far this year. In this file photo, workers make final preparations on Feb. 4. Safeway was one of more than 40 brick-and-mortar store openings in the county as we near the halfway point of 2015, a pace that is slower than in recent years. Philip A. Dwyer The Bellingham Herald