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Burlingame Fred Meyer reopens after nearly five-month closure
by: Vern Uyetake Joe Fitzpatrick carefully considers his cupcake selection at a preview of Fred Meyer’s grand reopening.

HILLSDALE - Southwest Portland residents gathered Oct. 20 for a sneak preview of the newly reopened and improved Burlingame Fred Meyer, located at 7555 S.W. Barbur Blvd.

Burlingame Fred Meyer has been offering one-stop shopping to the neighborhood since 1950. Th e VIP event celebrated the culmination of a $19 million remodel project that increased the store's size to 91,000 square feet and added features such as an olive and cheese bar, a sushi bar, a Peet's Coffee outpost and a selection of more than 1,000 beers.

After a nearly five-month closure, the store reopened for regular business the next day.