After winning city approval for an expanded and redesigned Safeway store on 13th Ave in the Cathedral area a few months ago, Safeway announced yesterday that after the tenders that came in for the project were “significantly higher” than expected that the project was going to be put on hold for a bit.

“We would have expected costs more comparable to a Vancouver, Winnipeg or Calgary” Safeway spokesperson John Graham said in a Leader-Post report, but Regina’s over-heated construction market apparently makes that impossible at present. Here’s the rest of the article here.