Posts Tagged ‘grocery stores’

Former Anacostia Supermarket to Become Dialysis Clinic and 7-Eleven

On Nov. 30, 2012, Anacostia's only supermarket shut down. The Anacostia Warehouse Supermarket property had just been purchased by Vienna, Va.-based Good Hope Investments LLC. The man behind the LLC, investor Mossadaq Chughtai, told me at the time that his plan was to break up the store into smaller sites and attract national tenants who would [...]

All the D.C. Maps You’ll Ever Need

You could spend hours playing with the recently upgraded D.C. Geographic Information System. Having done so myself, I'll save you the trouble. Here, in no particular order, are a few dozen maps of the geography of all sorts of city features you never even considered, plus a few you may actually have been curious about. [...]

License to Kale

If a neighborhood’s wealth can be measured by its grocery options, the residents of H Street NE and the Capitol Riverfront have gone from broke to baroque almost overnight.
For years, people living near the western portion of H Street NE who didn’t want to take a car or bus to do their shopping had to [...]

Grocery Invasion Continues: Natural Market Coming to 14th Street

Add one more to the grocery count. This morning, the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration posted an application for a liquor license at a grocery store coming to 2400 14th St. NW, the upscale Capitol View apartment building. The store, called Natural Market, will feature "organic and locally grown produce, meats, nutritious foods, and eco household products," [...]

It’s a Grocery Invasion!

With a new Giant supermarket opening tomorrow at 300 H St. NE, this is as good a time as any to explore the massive supermarket influx taking place in the central and east-central part of the city. (Call it greater Mid City East if you like, or don't if you don't.) There's the Trader Joe's [...]

Walmart Says It Doesn’t Need D.C.’s Supermarket Tax Break. Does Anybody?

Earlier today, there was a fairly typical tiff in the Wilson Building: A councilmember wanted to make a constituent eligible for a tax abatement, and the bean counters pushed back. In this case, it was Tommy Wells who was trying to help out Safeway, which wanted its Southwest branch to be able to claim the [...]

One City Fact of the Day

At the end of last year, the parent company of Superfresh grocery stores declared bankruptcy, meaning the closure of Super Fresh in Spring Valley. On listservs, residents of the moneyed neighborhood started organizing to bring Trader Joe's as a replacement, and it turns out they may get their wish–or something equally good. Councilmember Mary Cheh [...]

How Walmart Won Ward Six

Each of the four sites slated to receive Walmarts has a long and convoluted history—which makes sense, considering the retailer was able to swoop in and grab them after other plans fell through. The 801 New Jersey Avenue location, however, is more interesting than most, involving what amounts to a two-decade-old community benefits agreement with [...]

Stinky Safeway Getting Renovated, And Other News From the Golden Age of Grocery Stores

Jonathan O'Connell reports this morning that Lowe Enterprises, which brought the Sexy Safeway to Mount Vernon Square along with an almost sold-out condo and apartment complex, is hoping to do the same with the long-neglected Stinky Safeway at 3830 Georgia Avenue. If it's as well-designed as CityVista, the planned 210 housing units and new [...]

DCUSA Target Opening Real-ish Grocery Store

More food! Perhaps feeling the heat from incoming Ellwood Thompsons, Target is planning to expand its current dry goods section to include more grocery-type items, including produce–a critical factor making it a viable alternative to Giant's weekend lines. The remodeling will start any day now and finish sometime in October, taking out some abutting retail [...]

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