SAFEWAY FILES SUIT OVER MALL EXPANSION

PORTLAND, Ore. (FNS) -- Safeway has sued its landlords at Lloyd Center, a venerable shopping mall here in which it is the only grocery outlet, seeking a lease renewal so it can begin an $8 million store expansion there.While the mall manager was negotiating a lease extension with Safeway and indicating it would complete the renewal, the owner sold the mall to another developer for $167 million. That

PORTLAND, Ore. (FNS) -- Safeway has sued its landlords at Lloyd Center, a venerable shopping mall here in which it is the only grocery outlet, seeking a lease renewal so it can begin an $8 million store expansion there.

While the mall manager was negotiating a lease extension with Safeway and indicating it would complete the renewal, the owner sold the mall to another developer for $167 million. That sale is expected to close in mid-July. Safeway is ready to begin demolition, but the

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