is on the move, but exactly when the dealership remains unclear.
Messages left with dealership management last week went unreturned, but a representative with Audi of Alexandria said over the phone that the dealership would move sometime in 2013.
A rendering of the dealership’s new Columbia Pike facility is currently on display in the showroom.
The impending move has set off discussion of what is to become of the site at 1704 Mt. Vernon Ave. The issue recently came up at a meeting community groups had with the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership.
“All parties realize that we do not control the property. We are currently reaching out to the owners of the land, Four Mile Run Associates, LLC, to see what they have planned," AEDP Senior Vice President Stephanie Landrum wrote in an email to Patch. "In the meantime, the business and civic community is giving us good input on what they would like to see, should the site become available for a use other than automotive.”
Landrum said her office is reaching out to some retailers to gauge their interest and is arranging visits to Del Ray.
Pat Miller, an officer with both the Del Ray Citizens Association and the Del Ray Business Association, sat in on the meeting with AEDP and said she understood the dealership's move is contingent on the new Arlington County location being completed.
"People that have driven by there say not too much is happening," Miller wrote in an email.
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