Posts Tagged ‘Harris Teeter’

A Year Later, Little Resolution on Contested Florida Avenue Site

More than 11 months later, that venture apparently hasn't gotten very far.

Developers Strike Deal on Controversial Florida Avenue Site

A longstanding conflict over a controversial planned development near the U Street NW corridor is finally nearing resolution, as the two competing developers have agreed to collaborate and bring a full-service grocery store to the project.
In July 2013, city officials surprised many neighbors by picking underdog developer MRP Realty over the JBG Companies to develop [...]

JBG Questions City’s Reasoning on Florida Avenue Parcel

There will be no Harris Teeter on Florida Avenue NW just north of the U Street corridor. There will be no extension of W Street to connect the street grid. And, for now, there's not much clarity as to why.
Yesterday, the city announced its decision to award the rights to develop a city-owned parcel at [...]

MRP-Ellis Team Wins Right to Develop 965 Florida Avenue

The District has chosen a partnership of MRP Realty and Ellis Development Group to develop a valuable city-owned parcel at 965 Florida Ave. NW. The winning proposal features a 370,000-square-foot building with residential units atop a large ground-floor market at the site just north of the U Street corridor.
The Washington Business Journal first reported the city's decision. Ellis President [...]

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 [...]

Some Supermarkets Are Getting Sweet Deals

Last week, we took a look at the Supermarket Tax Credit, which was supposed to incentivize grocery stores to locate in underserved areas. Walmart isn't asking for the break, even though three of its planned six stores would qualify. An astute commenter noticed that the District's newest Whole Foods in Foggy Bottom would also qualify, [...]

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 [...]

Get Your Free Reusable Grocery Baggies Here!

So you've probably heard the news: Starting on Friday, disposable plastic bags cost an extra 5 cents in D.C. grocery stores. These bags are clogging up the Anacostia River! They must be stopped. Anyway, the fee was passed into law this past July. Nothing you can do about it now—except pick up free reusable bags [...]

Capitol Riverfront Gets New Restaurant, Several New City Agencies

The view from Capitol Riverfront's 55 M Street, which just signed its first tenant.
The Capitol Riverfront hastened its slow trickle of tenants and businesses during the last few weeks. On Friday, Mayor Adrian Fenty announced that the city would be taking over a building, located at 225 Virginia Ave. SE on the northern border [...]

The Facts on 2300 Pennsylvania Ave SE

Admission of guilt: last week, I briefly linked to a story on DCMUD before a co-worker pointed out that it made no sense, at which point, I removed my paragraph and decided to make some calls.
The post was about the groundbreaking of 2300 Pennsylvania Ave SE, a new apartment building with retail space in the [...]