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Falls Church E Mart grocery up in smoke

guyacrossthehall Jan 20, 2009 09:36 AM

The E Mart grocery store in the Yorktowne Shopping Center at Gallows Road and Rt. 50 caught on fire late last night.


(<<< imagining firefighters unable to reach the fire due to grocery carts blocking the aisles...)

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  1. MsDiPesto RE: guyacrossthehall Jan 20, 2009 01:58 PM

    I happened to be driving by it last night during the emergency response. There were so many emergency vehicles in the parking lot, at first I thought it was some sort of training exercise for first responders for inauguration day! There were two tower trucks spraying water on the E Mart. The smoke was most foul.

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      Chownut RE: MsDiPesto Jan 20, 2009 03:48 PM

      That's too bad. It was a good alternative to the dumpy H Mart and overcrowded Great Wall up the street.

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        MikeR RE: Chownut Jan 20, 2009 06:56 PM

        I saw the Post article but couldn't place it from the vague description. Is that the place that used to be a Giant?

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          Chownut RE: MikeR Jan 21, 2009 08:07 AM

          Yup. It's in the strip mall along with Grevey's.

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