Bend Safeway to reopen Wednesday with a new look
Eastside Safeway in Bend will reopen this Wednesday with a new look. Find out more here.
The Safeway on Bend’s eastside has been closed for more than two weeks following the shooting that left an employee and customer dead. It’s set to reopen this week — and it will look a lot different inside.
A sign posted on the side of the building in The Forum reads “Re-opening soon. Stronger Together.”
Workers at the site tell Central Oregon Daily News the store is set to open on Wednesday. They also say they’ve been busy remodeling the interior, so shoppers and workers can expect a different look.
Employee Donald Surrett, 66, and customer Glenn Bennett, 84, were killed in the Aug. 29 shooting.
Police say Bennett was shot near the west entrance of the store.
Surrett had “ample” opportunity to run, police said. But he hid behind a produce cart, armed with a produce knife, and waited for the shooter in an attempt to disarm him.
The shooter took his own life, police said.