Monday, April 29, 2013
The combination bakery, cafe and patisserie will offer soups, sandwiches and pastries, as well as Italian coffee, beer and wine.
Hang onto your chef's hat. The culinary landscape for the 22307 ZIP code is about to shift. Although its name is Bread & Water Company, don't let the name fool you — the long-awaited cafe at Belle View Shopping Center in Alexandria will offer bread and much more when it opens. It will seat about 30 and also offer outdoor dining on its sidewalk. The cafe is located at 1512 Belle View Blvd., the former home of the much-loved Brenner's Bakery, which closed its doors in 2010 after serving the area since 1946. The big question: When is Bread & Water Company opening? "We hope before Memorial Day," says Executive Chef and Manager Shaun McCarty, who was busy overseeing construction details Monday at the site. Born and raised in Baltimore, McCarty …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
An invitation-only event Thursday night featured local breweries and wineries and even an appearance by a famous chef.
Invited guests received a sneak preview Thursday night of the renovated Belle View grocery store at the Safeway Spring Social event. The gathering celebrated the grand re-opening of the store, which was closed for the past six months for renovations. Guests sampled some of Virginia's best beers and wines, and enjoyed hors d'oeuvres including some of Safeway’s best Consumer Brands products. Special guest Chef Huda, a recent contestant on ABC’s The Taste, served some of her specialty dishes and Veggy Art’s James Parker created art from produce. Celene Dutzman grew up in the Belle View area. She drove four hours from her home in Pennsylvania to celebrate the grand re-opening of the Belle View Safeway. "It's fantastic," Dutzman said of the …
The renovated store will have a Starbucks.
The Belle View Safeway will re-open on Friday morning. The store will reopen after being closed for the past six months for renovations, including an expansion of the store. This is the second expansion that the store has undergone since Safeway acquired the store from another grocer in August 1984 as a 28,000 square foot facility, according to a news release from Safeway. The previous expansion occurred in 1997, enlarging the interior to 39,888 square feet. The newly renovated store will feature an expanded beer and wine department; full-service deli, meat, seafood and floral departments; from scratch bakery; an expanded produce section featuring approximately 150 varieties of organic items and a Starbucks coffee bar. The store will re-…
Friday, February 8, 2013
After months of construction, the Belle View Safeway will re-open next month.
The Safeway at Belle View Shopping Center will reopen March 15, according to store employees. Safeway closed Sept. 29 for major renovations. The renovated store will have an additional 5,300 square feet, for a total of 45,000 square feet. The exterior of the store was completely revamped. The renovated store will feature new meat and seafood department service, a Starbucks kiosk and an expanded bakery. Six self-checkout stands will also be added. The supermarket is located at 1624 Belle View Blvd.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The weight-loss center has moved from the Huntington Gateway Shopping Center.
The Weight Watchers center has found a new home at the Belle View Shopping Center. The weight loss center has moved from its former location at the Huntington Gateway shopping center to the Belle View Shopping Center on Dec. 22, according to a note on the Weight Watchers Belle View website. The Weight Watchers is located at 1612 A Belle View Blvd.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
New gym is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Snap Fitness 24-7 has opened in the Belle View Shopping Center, giving locals a new place to work out. Snap Fitness opened last Wednesday, and according to General Manager Milo Peña, business has been steady since the club opened last week. “There’s been a lot of interest in the community in our location,” Peña said. “People are trickling in to sign up and inquire about the club.” Snap Fitness is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The facility has strong security features including secure entry for members’ safety. The convenience of the Belle View location has been a big selling point for members. “It’s local, so you can walk, bike, or jog here,” Peña said. The facility offers cardio and weight training machines for …
The Belle View Safeway is on track for a March opening.
Construction on the Safeway in the Belle View Shopping Center is progressing. The supermarket is on track to open in March. The new store will feature a new meat and seafood department, Starbucks coffee and a bakery. The supermarket is located at 1624 Belle View Blvd. Shoppers can still patronize Safeway at the Fort Hunt Safeway, located at 7900 Fort Hunt Rd. in the Hollin Hall Shopping Center. Read more about the Safeway renovations here: Safeway Renovation on Track for March 2013 Unveiling Belle Haven Safeway to Close for Renovations Belle View Safeway Renovations Underway
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Grocery store facelift is coming along.
Patch stopped by this week to see how the Safeway renovation at Belle View Shopping Center is coming along. It seems to be progressing and workers at the project said this week that the target completion date is on track for March 2013. A local shopper looking at Christmas trees for sale in the nearby parking lot said she can't wait for the store to re-open. The grocery store began renovations in late September and is closed until renovations are complete. The new store will feature a new meat and seafood department, Starbucks coffee and a bakery. The supermarket is located at 1624 Belle View Blvd. Shoppers can still patronize Safeway at the Fort Hunt Safeway, located at 7900 Fort Hunt Rd. in the Hollin Hall Shopping Center. Read more …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Construction and design has started on bakery in local shopping center.
Construction has started on Sweet Bake, a bakery that will open in the Belle View Shopping Center. A sign — "Sweet Bake" — can be seen hanging near the door of the new business. It will replace longtime bakers Brenners Bakery, which had a 60-year history in the community and was owned and managed by three generations of the Brenner family. KLNB Retail is handling the real estate management for the bakery. The company provides site selection, market research leasing, investment sales and land sale services to shopping center owners, developers and retailers across the Mid-Atlantic region. Paperwork plastered on the window of the bakery notes that kitchen equipment is to be installed including ovens and stoves. An opening date for Sweet Bake…
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Renovated store will cover 45,000 square feet.
The Safeway supermarket at the Belle View Shopping Center will close for renovations at the end of September or the first part of October, a company spokesman said Tuesday. The supermarket is expected to reopen in March 2013, said Safeway spokesman Craig Muckle. Construction workers have already demolished a vacant spot next to the store and are renovating that section, he said. When renovations are complete, the wall that separates the two sections will be torn down to add additional square footage to the store. The renovated supermarket will add about 5,300 square feet to expand to a total of 45,000 square feet. The renovated store will feature a new meat and seafood department service, a Starbucks kiosk and an expanded bakery. Six self-…