Friday, July 25, 2008

Breaking News: Wegmans Coming to Alexandria

Sean’s Ramblings has learned that the greatest grocery store ever and winner of the "Does Wegmans Rule?" Experiment hopes to build a 150,000 sq. ft. store in Alexandria, Virginia as part of a proposed mixed-use development at Telegraph Road and Beulah Street.

The project will include retail, office space and residential units, and is located approximately 7.5 miles from Old Town Alexandria and 12.5 miles from the Fairfax store. It is also directly across from the main entrance to the Fort Belvoir Military Reservation.

Wegmans has signed a letter of intent and hopes to execute a lease in the near future. Because rezoning and site plan approval are both necessary for the project, there is no opening date or construction schedule at this time.


Anonymous said...

This would be the HILLTOP SAND AND GRAVEL location. They are using the BRAC APR process to speed this through. They had a hearing on the updated plan in May, too bad I missed that. Hearing is not scheduled till 12/03/08. Where did you hear Wegmans had signed on?

Gilahi said...

Gad. That's just incredibly close to my house. I know what's at that spot now. There's a strip mall, a Fairfax County library, and what used to be a really cool little Asian grocery store. I had no idea that all that stuff was going in there.

Sean said...

Gilahi - I'm sure that you'll enjoy Wegmans in your neighborhood!