Safeway Files in Blockbuster Chapter 11

Safeway said it has filed a motion with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of New York in the Chapter 11 proceedings of Blockbuster, a routine filing, the company said, since it is the landlord at several strip malls in California and Oregon that house Blockbuster stores and, in many cases, is a co-tenant.

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway here said it has filed a motion with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of New York in the Chapter 11 proceedings of Blockbuster, a routine filing, the company said, since it is the landlord at several strip malls in California and Oregon that house Blockbuster stores and, in many cases, is a co-tenant.

According to Brian Dowling, a Safeway spokesman, the filing is intended to ensure a smooth

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