Del Ray’s Giant Food Store Closing September 3 in Alexandria (Update)


Giant Food on Monroe Ave in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia
This is an update to this post.

As we have told you, the Notch 8 apartments have been under construction in the Potomac Yard neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. As readers know, with that construction, located at E Glebe Road & Route 1, will come a 68,000 square-foot brand new Giant Food store (see below).

This has been in the works since before construction began on the new space at Notch 8 in January 2014. As readers also know, the Giant Food in Old Town North closed recently and the lease for the Giant Food in Del Ray was up on January 31, 2016. We told you it was confirmed closing earlier this year.

Multiple sources NOW tell me that the Del Ray Giant on Monroe Avenue will close on September 3, 2015 and the new Giant Food in Potomac Yard will open September 4. I am told many, if not all of the store’s team members will be at the new store. Yours truly will be getting a ‘first look’ at the new Giant Food store in the near future.

The Giant Food at Notch 8 will take up the first floor of the development, with two-and-a-half levels of underground parking for residents and retail customers. We hear the new store will include a Starbucks, bakery, pharmacy and an outdoor cafe.

As we have also told you, an ALDI Food Market, one of three (3) moving into Alexandria, is taking over the old Giant Food spot on Monroe Avenue.

The new ALDI will be open from 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 8:00 AM Saturdays, and 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM Sundays.

Giant Food has an active lease on the Monroe Avenue space until January 2016. There has been no word from Giant Food if they will be out of the space sooner as ALDI can do no work on the space until this happens.

Notch 8 in Potomac Yard in Alexandria, Virginia under construction

(Courtesy image via City of Alexandria)

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