Friday, February 25, 2011

Harris Teeter To Open in Old Town in 2014

Old Town, Alexandria is preparing for an addition to the neighborhood: a 51,500 s.f. Harris Teeter, on the north end of Old Town, one block east of Washington Street. Buchanan Partners of Gaithersburg will team with The Pinkard Group LLC of Bethesda to develop the project, which will also include 175 rental apartments.

"Harris Teeter has been working on finding an Old Town location for years, said Kingsley McAdam Project Manager for Buchanan Partners. "Everyone is very excited about this." Developers are hoping to break ground in 2012 with a 2014 completion. Three condemned buildings reside in the space presently as well as a dry cleaner whose lease will be up by the time the project breaks ground.

The lead architect for the project is John Rust of Rust Orling Architecture, based in Alexandria. Buvermo Properties, Inc. of Bethesda is an equity partner in the $74 million mixed-use development.

Alexandria, Virginia real estate development news


Jay on Feb 25, 2011, 7:17:00 PM said...

Thanks for the news.

This is a good fit, Old Towners will love it.

Do you know if the Giant just north will stay open?

Anonymous said...

The Giant is in sad shape, they should close it or replace it.

Anonymous said...

This will be a good addition, assuming the developers can change their loading area from the projects present location. the locals object to the current position of the loading dock, as a nuisance (noise) and hazard for emergency vehicle access. Assuming this issue is resolved Harris Teeter will be a welcome addition to the area.

I agree Giant needs to do something to improve or close.

Anonymous said...

I am thrilled to hear about Harris Teeter, although I'm sorry to see that Rust, Orling will design it. They designed the nearby Monarch, which is a monstrosity, to put it very kindly. Hopefully, the City will do a better job this time keeping them in line.

Anonymous said...

Harris Teeter is way overpriced in my humble opinion.

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