The Sunterra on 12 Ave is already within easy walking distance. There is a Safeway on 12 Ave & 8 St SW and the Midtown Co-op not that far away either. Also supposed to be a grocery store planned for the Anthem Erlton project. So I wonder whether 17 Select this will actually see a grocery store or something else in that space.
Grocers cluster. They feed off one another. People may pick up their essential from one and will travel to another for more specialty items. It makes more sense to look for these opportunities than to avoid them.