Saturday, March 30, 2013
See which stories Greater Alexandria Patch readers clicked on the most in the month of March.
A few stories caught the attention of Greater Alexandria Patch readers this month. Here are the top 10 stories on the site from the past month. Once you're done reviewing the list, let us know if you're surprised by this month's top stories. Which story had you talking to coworkers at the water cooler the next day? Costco Construction Progressing as Planned The construction on Costco Wholesale is still on schedule and the store is slated to open in spring or early summer, said Supervisor Jeff McKay in a recent interview. Driver Rescued Wednesday Night From Overturned Vehicle in Fort Hunt A driver was rescued from an overturned vehicle Wednesday night at 8600 Plymouth Road, according to a spokeswoman from the Fairfax County Police …
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-…
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Local stores are still stocked with items.
Mount Vernon and Greater Alexandria residents are getting a head start on preparing for Tueday night's storm. Safeway located in Engleside Plaza has already seen a rush of customers picking up supplies in anticipation of the storm. Water, juice, and nonperishables are still available. According to a store employee, the freezers were broken but are now fixed and will be re-stocked later tonight. The Shoppers at the Mount Vernon Plaza also has plenty of supplies available. According to a store employee, the rush has "already started." Giant Food of Landover, Md. issued the following statement. "In advance of a major weather event, customers typically purchase what we consider staple items – milk, bread, eggs, batteries, and bottled water."
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.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
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
Monday, December 24, 2012
The program, which launched this month, will give shoppers points from store purchases to use on gas purchases.
Safeway has partnered with ExxonMobil to start rewarding shoppers in Northern Virginia for their purchases at Safeway stores by cutting costs at the pump. This month, Safeway will launch their Reward Points loyalty program which will give shoppers points toward savings on gas at ExxonMobil stations. “Safeway listens to its shoppers, and we understand the importance of stretching grocery dollars,” said Mir Aamir, president of Customer Loyalty and Digital Technologies at Safeway in a press release from the company. “By teaming up with ExxonMobil, we’re able to thank our customers with a loyalty program that makes two frequent and critical purchases lead to real savings.” Shoppers will be able to earn rewards points on certain purchases. The…
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 …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Since closing Sept. 29 for renovations, construction is moving along.
Renovations and additions to Belle View Safeway are underway and seem to be going smoothly. Fencing around the area has been erected for safety concerns. The supermarket is expected to reopen in March 2013, said Safeway spokesman Craig Muckle earlier this year. The work will add about 5,300 square feet to the store, for a total of 45,000 square feet. 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. Shoppers can still patronize Safeway at the Fort Hunt Safeway, located at 7900 Fort Hunt Rd. in the Hollin Hall Shopping Center. Where are you shopping during renovations?
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Take a look at this week's top headlines from the Route 1 corridor.
Each week, Patch brings you the top headlines from the Route 1 corridor. From Huntington-Belle Haven Patch The Belle View Safeway is slated to close for renovations Sept. 29. The renovations are expected to take six months. A homeless man was shot with a BB gun in the Mount Vernon District, according to Fairfax County Police. Fort Hunt Patch Three area families were treated to an extreme home makeover by the D.C. Chapter of the International Association of Staging Professionals on World Wide Staging Day on Wednesday. Mount Vernon Patch The Mount Vernon Estate unveiled an abridged copy of George Washington’s Acts of Congress in the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center on Monday. A Fort Belvoir military wife pays tribute to a dear …