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Safeway gets OK for gas station at its new Pleasanton store

9-pump, 18-hose fueling center will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Safeway will add a three-bay, nine-pump self-service discount gasoline station to its new Lifestyle supermarket in Pleasanton.

The station will occupy the vacant space in front of the new Wells Fargo Bank just north of the store on Bernal Avenue next to the northbound I-680 exit. The bank, which will celebrate its grand opening tomorrow, is accessible from the west side of its two-story building where its front doors will now look out onto the gas station operation.

The Pleasanton Planning Commission approved Safeway's request to add the fuel station at its expanding Pleasanton Gateway Center grocery, retail and financial complex in a 5-0 unanimous vote. Its only condition was that Safeway agree to have at least two attendants on duty at all times.

The station will have the same hours as the supermarket – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A small operations building will house the station cashier and sell small items, such as candy, but will not be a mini-mart, Safeway officials told the commission Wednesday night.

Three sets of three fueling pumps will line each of three bays, with dual hoses to accommodate 18 vehicles at a time. The pumps will office low and high octane gasoline and diesel fuel.

Two underground fuel storage tanks will each hold 30,000 gallons of fuel, with one for low-octane gasoline and the second divided into three compartments to hold mid- and high-octane gasoline and diesel fuel. Suppliers will make an estimated three deliveries a day over a 24-hour period seven days a week.

Safeway has not said when construction will begin on the new gas station. It also operates discount fuel stations next to its stores in Dublin and Livermore.

Comments

Posted by Doug Miller, a resident of Country Fair
on Jul 27, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Awesome news! Imagine this. A huge corporation will finally provide the competitive element to drive down gas prices in Pleasanton. This is not how things are supposed to work!


Posted by Mr Cranky, a resident of Kottinger Ranch
on Jul 28, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Doug is absolutely correct! Whenever you see three gas stations at one intersection, you always know you're going to get a great price because the competition between them ensures the lowest price!

As the esteemed Borat would say - NOT!


Posted by Toothless Ethyl, a resident of Foothill Farms
on Jul 28, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Safeway selling groceries AND gasoline? Next we'll be hearing that Walmarts are going to start selling groceries and drugs.


Posted by wondering, a resident of Foothill Farms
on Jul 30, 2012 at 8:28 am

Thank you! I want to keep my spending local & this helps to do that. can't wait until it opens.


Posted by Al, a resident of Downtown
on Jul 30, 2012 at 8:42 am

Fantastic, finally a 5 to 0 vote where it really matters, I love to see the oil giants knock each others brains out on pricing, we will be the winners with a choice for cheaper gas.


Posted by Claudette , a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 30, 2012 at 8:46 am

Glad to hear it. The other one was a bit small and at times when I'd pull in, there wouldn't be any room even to wait in line to get gas.


Posted by AL P, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 30, 2012 at 9:24 am

One more step to becoming another cookie cutter community on the side of a highway. P-Town is losing all of its charm....


Posted by mom's taxi, a resident of Deer Oaks/Twelve Oaks
on Jul 30, 2012 at 9:37 am

I agree that another gas station is needed, but there is too much traffic on Bernal near the freeway exit already!!! I have seen the lines of cars waiting to enter and exit the Safeway gas station in Dublin.
I wish the W. Las Positas ramp would be built as it was designed in the General Plan to ease some of the Bernal traffic.....


Posted by Mom O2, a resident of Laguna Oaks
on Jul 30, 2012 at 9:54 am

Glad to hear it. For all the complaints from the haters, the new Safeway has been a huge time and money saver for our family. This will just help more since it will keep pricing competitive and I won't have to drive to Dublin to fill up to use my gas discount. Thanks Ptown CC for the 5-0 vote!


Posted by Agnes, a resident of Birdland
on Jul 30, 2012 at 11:07 am

I agree with Mom 02-Very Glad and I know longer will have to cruise out to East Livermore or dublin to get gas at Safeway.


Posted by Adam, a resident of Laguna Vista
on Jul 30, 2012 at 11:49 am

More NOT than GLAD??

Were any enviornmental studies were published, regarding:
a)Having underground fuel tanks near residential reas.
b)Due to heavier traffic.

Just last week, bought safeway gas in dublin, after 3 cents discount came out to be $3.57 AND 4 miles away without discount it was $3.56...and we are calling ourselves "winners".

Now do the cost/benefits analysis.
Consumers are hardly "ever" the winners.


Posted by Member, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Jul 30, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Too many negative opinions from people who don't have enough to do, all regarding a new gas station that will be cheaper than most others.
For those who are critical, don't buy gas there. No need to be a downer for those who like the idea.
Safeway gas does tend to be cheaper than most, especially if you have the Safeway Club Card further discounts. I saved 60 cents off every gallon on one fill up once.
If you really want to find the cheapest gas, there is an Android phone app called Gas Buddy that locates all gas stations near you and shows the prices. It's also online at I think gasbuddy.com or something like that.


Posted by Judy, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 30, 2012 at 12:31 pm

In addition to saying "YAY" to the Safeway gas station on Bernal, I'd like to know if anyone knows the neighborhood that Tiffany Lane is in. I hate signing in as "another Pleasanton neighborhood," especially having lived in Pleasanton for over 40 years! Thanks!


Posted by Spudly, a resident of Laguna Oaks
on Jul 30, 2012 at 1:21 pm

The Spud is in...vote is now 6-0. Ha!


Posted by Melanie, a resident of Kottinger Ranch
on Jul 30, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Judy you are in Pleasanton Valley :)


Posted by Judy, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jul 30, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Thank you! I finally belong somewhere!


Posted by Steve, a resident of Parkside
on Jul 31, 2012 at 6:37 am

I do hope all of you sheeple out there reconize this for what it is. The cheeper gas prices are a union roose to get customers into they're overpriced grocery store.

Signed,
Once a Obama voter but never again


Posted by Steve, a resident of Stoneridge
on Jul 31, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Never an Obummer voter, but the rest is so true, Steve from Parkside.

Finally you're becoming rational!


Posted by steve, a resident of Parkside
on Jul 31, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Yes, steve, lets all buy chevy volts from govt motors to circumvent the union power grab. we all know electricity is sooo green, cheap and non polluting (unless its generated with coal, nuclear, or oil products). Better to have those power plants cranking out pollution in those poor, remote areas, far from our urban bastions like berkeley and S.F.


Posted by Dave Walden, a resident of another community
on Aug 7, 2012 at 11:21 am

Dave Walden is a registered user.

I did not read all of the comments but upon hearing this news, it would have been nicer to have the Safeway store closer to Bernal and the gas station hidden. I am sure Wells Fargo would agree.


Posted by Dr. Bill Wattenberg, a resident of another community
on Aug 7, 2012 at 12:05 pm

For years I've been advocating nuclear-powered automobiles. But the loony left govt environmentalists are being bought off by the coal companies in China.


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