Church & Market Jamba Juice Closes, Leaving Safeway as Lone Store Inside Shopping Center

Church & Market Jamba Juice Closes, Leaving Safeway as Lone Store Inside Shopping CenterPhoto: Steven Bracco/Hoodline
Steven Bracco
Published on December 11, 2023

Jamba Juice at Church and Market streets has shuttered, leaving Safeway as the lone remaining store inside the shopping center there.

When a Hoodline reporter stopped by the shopping center last Thursday, workers could be seen packing up a moving truck with all the equipment and furniture from inside the store. The workers told Hoodline that the store permanently closed on Monday, December 4.

A sign on the store's door announced its closure and informed customers that the closest Jamba Juice is at the Potrero Center.


Inside the now vacant Jamba Juice at 2014 Market St. | Photo: Steven Bracco/Hoodline

 

Jamba Juice currently has seven locations in San Francisco: Inner Sunset, Financial District, Union Square, Potrero Center, Stonestown Galleria, UCSF Medical Center, and San Francisco Centre.

Last month, another Jamba Juice closed in SoMa at 74 New Montgomery.

Hoodline contacted Jamba Juice for comment but did not receive a response.


All the storefronts in the Safeway shopping center are vacant. | Photo: Steven Bracco/Hoodline

 

Besides Safeway, the shopping center has four retail storefronts that are now all vacant.

Starbucks closed its location inside the shopping center in 2018, followed by See's Candy and vitamin and supplement store GNC in 2019, and finally Jamba Juice last week.

A Wells Fargo branch inside the Church and Market Safeway closed last year.

Safeway itself has gone through a variety of recent changes including installing security gates at self-checkout kiosks earlier this year.


Workers packing up a moving truck full of Jamba Juice equipment. | Photo: Steven Bracco/Hoodline

 

The move came after a handful of changes inside the store in recent years including the addition of check-out barriers, closing at 9 p.m., removal of the deli self-checkout stands, and moving the shopping carts inside.

While rumors have swirled for years that the Safeway shopping center property is going to be redeveloped, there are currently no applications or permits filed with SF Planning.