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Magruder's Future in Alexandria Unclear

Rumors are circulating that the Alexandria Magruder's supermarket may close.

The future of Magruder’s supermarket in Alexandria is unclear.

Rumors about the store's closing began last week among Alexandria residents.

However, Sunday, a store employee told Patch that company officials had not made any official announcement—but the employee also pointed out aisles of unusually empty store shelves. A handful of customers also commented that the grocery store seemed to be out of stock on many items.

There is no mention of the closure on the company’s Facebook or Twitter pages.

Several calls from Patch to Magruder's Company headquarters have not been returned.

There are Magruders locations in Alexandria and Vienna, and in Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg and Rockville, Md. The future of the Vienna location is also uncertain.

Magruder's closed its Silver Spring location this summer.

This could be the second grocery store in the area to close, though the other closure is temporary: The Safeway at is closing sometime in the next few months for extensive renovations.

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