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Update on Wegmans near Ft. Belvoir

tcamp Jan 22, 2014 12:04 PM

I've been wondering about the opening date. Looks like it has been pushed back to early 2015.

http://www.wtop.com/134/3546555/Wegma...

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  1. monkeyrotica RE: tcamp Jan 23, 2014 02:01 PM

    I figure they must have either (a) not paid enough graft to the local commissioners or (b) dug up an Indian burial ground, unleashing the Curse of the Free Food Samples.

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      daves_32 RE: tcamp Apr 15, 2014 06:53 AM

      Does anyone know if this structure is actually built? It sounds like it is just a delay based on the articles I have read. Is it possible (I know anything is possible) that it just nixes the deal?

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        tcamp RE: daves_32 Apr 15, 2014 08:59 AM

        No, the structure is not yet up as far as I can see from Telegraph. The outlying structures are up and they continue to grade, build interior roads, etc.

        I'm sure it is just a delay, not cancellation. That area is a bit short on grocery stores.

      2. monkeyrotica RE: tcamp Apr 15, 2014 07:00 AM

        I'm wondering if this is some sorta trend with new grocers. G Mart was supposed to open a while ago, and it's still closed. Here's a "coming soon" article from over a year ago.

        http://mountvernon.patch.com/groups/b...

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          daves_32 RE: monkeyrotica Apr 15, 2014 07:04 AM

          I don't know much about G Mart's processes so I can't comment on that. However, I thought that Wegmans already had something of a structure in place? I also thought that Wegmans site selection process is so thorough that a deal being cancelled this far in the process would be nearly impossible

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            tcamp RE: monkeyrotica Apr 15, 2014 09:00 AM

            I keep going by hoping to see action.

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              monkeyrotica RE: tcamp Apr 15, 2014 09:56 AM

              I've been doing that for the past 6 months and I've pretty much given up.

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                tcamp RE: monkeyrotica May 15, 2014 09:56 AM

                Today I drove past and saw a big sign outside stating that the grand opening is May 24th.

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                  monkeyrotica RE: tcamp May 15, 2014 11:12 AM

                  Cool. I hope they have those nice HUGE seeded watermelons. The tiny seedless onces taste like nothing. They're like watermelons for people who hate the taste of watermelon.

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                    Kris in Beijing RE: monkeyrotica May 15, 2014 06:18 PM

                    More like "For Display Purposes Only" fruit.

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                    daves_32 RE: tcamp May 19, 2014 10:09 AM

                    less than a week woo hoo!

                    (I know it is for 2015)

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                thistle5 RE: monkeyrotica May 27, 2014 12:46 PM

                GMart opened this past weekend, after a quick trip through,it's very similar to the Bestway behind HWV, maybe slightly less selection. Next door is Doña somebody's pupuseria, opening soon. I still have yet to try Rahama, the African restaurant in that same plaza.

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                  monkeyrotica RE: thistle5 May 28, 2014 03:31 AM

                  Pretty much. I was surprised how small the fresh vegetable section was compared to Bestway. But the lobsters were obscene. They looked to be at least 15 lbs and were huge.

                  Ricos Tacos Moya III across the street does decent family style tacos/tortas/menudo. Not as good as La Mexicana or Costalilla but A LOT more seating. Looks like the building used to be a Pizza Hut.

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                    tcamp RE: monkeyrotica May 28, 2014 06:31 AM

                    Too bad about the produce selection. I was hoping for a closer rival to Fresh World.

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                      thistle5 RE: tcamp May 30, 2014 04:09 PM

                      My daughter picked out a bunch of canned pho broth, & it's turning out to be as bad as you would think it would be, I tried to warn her.

              3. Kris in Beijing RE: tcamp Apr 19, 2014 01:45 PM

                Where is this? I can't seem to place it in my head.
                Further down Rt 1, CostCo also encountered tremendous delays between lot clearing and construction.

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                  tcamp RE: Kris in Beijing Apr 19, 2014 05:17 PM

                  Corner of Telegraph and Beulah. Across Beulah from Landsdowne Center where there is a CVS, Olympians, etc.

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                  daves_32 RE: tcamp May 8, 2014 06:30 AM

                  Has anyone seen any more movement on the building, land, or otherwise here?

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                    tcamp RE: daves_32 May 8, 2014 07:54 AM

                    They're working on it every day and seem to be grading and doing foundation stuff. I see the opening date on the Wegman website is 2015.

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                      HokieAnnie RE: daves_32 May 30, 2014 06:30 PM

                      I drove past the site today as I ate lunch at Rice and Spice across the street. As tCamp said, there's signs of progress, looks like the other space in the strip is pretty far along and will open ahead of Wegmans. I can't wait for the opening as I work on post and it's right outside the Beulah Gate.

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