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Troops pose on Yampa Avenue in front of the Midwest Cafe and Safeway before shipping out for World War II.

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Museum of Northwest Colorado: A big-box store moves into Craig in 1929

On Oct. 1, 1929, the fairly new Safeway grocery chain opened a store in Craig in the Cowgill building at 469 Yampa Ave. The chain, which began in 1915, was built on a “no-credit and good value to the customer” system.


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