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Bradlee Center, Beauregard Giant Stores to Close

Stores slated to close on June 6.

Two Giant grocery stores in West End Alexandria will close their doors in June, the company announced Wednesday.

The stores are the Giant at the Shops at Mark Center, located at 1476 Beauregard St., and the Bradlee Shopping Center Giant, located at 3680 King St. The stores will close at 6 p.m. on June 6.

The store at the Bradlee Shopping Center is slated to be replaced by The Fresh Market in 2014. There's no word yet on what will take the place of the Beauregard store.

Giant spokesman Jamie Miller said the decision to close the stores was based on performance.

"It was strictly a business decision," Miller said. "On occasion, we do a review of the operating performance off all of our stores, and the decision to close these two stores was based on the operating perfomance of the stores."

He added: "We regret any inconvenience the closing will have on the community. We still operate seven additional stores in Alexandria."

Giant Food President Anthony Hucker said in a news release, “After a thorough review of the operating performance of our stores, we made a very difficult decision to close these Alexandria locations. We regret any inconvenience this will cause and encourage our customers to shop at our nearby store locations including seven alternate stores in the City of Alexandria.”

The company suggests customers use the following Giant stores on the West End:

  • Alexandria Commons Giant Food, 3131 Duke St.
  • Van Dorn Center Giant Food, 5730 Edsall Road
  • Bailey’s Crossroads Giant Food, 3480 S. Jefferson St., Falls Church

The Giant store in Beauregard Street was slated to eventually be demolished under the Beauregard Small Area Plan, but that redevelopment could be a decade away.

In Febraury, the company announced it is expanding its store in Alexandria Commons on Duke Street. 

In October, Alexandria City Council approved  that will include 253 residential units and a 69,000-square foot Giant grocery store.

Giant, based in Landover, Md., operates 171 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia.

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Towanda Bell June 06, 2013 at 12:47 AM
I work across the street from the Beauregard St location and that's really to bad for the residents that don't have transportation and depend on public transportation who wants to do grocery shopping on the bus the next closest grocery shopping choice is Shoppers on Leesburg Pike and Beauregard not within walking distance??? and the older residents I see struggling with their groceries from my office window....and people like me that run over there from time to time to pick up a few things so I don't have to stop on the way home....There isn't anything really in that shopping center I guess CVS will be the new Giant....Good luck to the employees there on their future endeavors to bad you guys had to find out your losing your lively hood on the internet.....
Towanda Bell June 06, 2013 at 12:54 AM
Oodles of Noodles...I call it nasty Noodles Yuck!
Crr June 07, 2013 at 12:28 AM
This is a sad state of affairs and it's insulting to read the responses from Alexandria Economic Development Partnership (AEDP) Staff. This area was PROMISED more business with the BRAC building nightmare. It was all lies. People without cars relied on walking to these THREE stores that are now gone and the city did nothing to try and keep them here. It's a terrible shame.
Michael Harrod September 14, 2013 at 10:01 AM
Glad I moved out of Southern Towers when I did. Guess they'll have to shop at the on-site 7-11 absent a true grocer.
Michael Harrod September 14, 2013 at 10:05 AM
You know, the BRAC people aren't coming there to live. curious to see what happens when Alexandria bulldozes everything and nobody shows up for the new stuff.

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