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New Safeway in Alexandria to Open 'Before Year's End,' Spokesman Says

The new Safeway going up at 3526 King St. on a rainy Thursday. Patch photo
The new Safeway going up at 3526 King St. on a rainy Thursday. Patch photo
The Safeway under construction at Quaker and King Street in Alexandria will open before year's end, according to a Safeway spokesman.

A firm date will likely be announced by the end of the summer, said Craig Muckle, Safeway spokesman.

The new Safeway store, which has been steadily rising from the "ashes" of the old Safeway, which closed last year on July 13, is costing a reported $11 million.

Some of the highlights of the new store at 3526 King St. in Alexandria: "It's going to be a much larger store, in the neighborhood of 55,000 square feet, with some sheltered parking, some parking below the store, at grade —we're not digging any holes," a store spokesman said earlier this year.


Expect to see larger produce, deli, seafood, wine and floral departments, he said, as well as a likely Starbucks and Bergmann's dry cleaners.

"As much as we hate to go away, it's painful for people, we understand that, we will come back with a lot of fanfare," he said.


Sharon Dooley June 13, 2014 at 08:00 AM
What is that separate building between the Safeway and the gas station going to be?
Mary Ann Barton June 13, 2014 at 08:33 AM
Good question Sharon, I'll see what I can find out!
Carolee Gans June 13, 2014 at 05:58 PM
Looks like a DIY car wash, at this stage.
Anthony Smith June 13, 2014 at 09:49 PM
Barbershop
Peter Anthony Hovis June 15, 2014 at 03:53 PM
Chipotle or fast food restaurant...otherwise, dry cleaners

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