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Kingstowne Wegmans Receives Site Approval

A Wegmans will not open at the Hilltop Village Center until at least 2013.

Residents living in the communities near Fort Belvoir will have another option for grocery shopping.

Site approval has been obtained for the Hilltop Village Center, located at the juncture of Beulah Street and Telegraph Road. Construction is expected to begin later this month. Wegmans will be one of the multi-use center’s anchor stores. The center will also house office buildings and additional retail outlets.

C & E Real Estate Services are the developers of the Hilltop Village Center. They have are waiting to acquire a bond from Fairfax County.

“We are working with an equity partner and we hope we will get everything resolved and be in a position to break later this month,” said Brent Clarke, principal, C & E Real Estate Services.  

An exact opening date for Wegmans is yet to be determined, but it may not be until 2013.

“It would not open this year or next year because our construction schedule is already full,” said Jo Natali, Wegmans spokeswoman. “We won’t firm anything up until full site plan approval is received.”

Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay said that he has received many inquiries from residents about the opening of Wegmans.

“I’ve heard from many in the community that they already have their shopping lists written for when Wegmans opens in 2013,” said McKay.  “The addition of the Hilltop Village Center, which Wegmans will anchor, comes at a great time for our community. One of the most common questions I hear about when I’m out is when will the Wegmans open. I’ll continue to help the owners of the site in making sure this becomes a reality as soon as possible.”

Mount Vernon Patch interviewed shoppers at a local Safeway to see what they thought of Wegmans. 

“I think it’d be nice to have a Wegmans. I’m excited about it,” said Martha Allen of Mount Vernon, who said that Safeway was “too dark and drab.”

“To walk in one that’s light and bright will be nice,” she said.

Will Sommer April 06, 2011 at 05:19 PM
I wish Safeway kept their self-checkout machines open late, too. Sometimes it won't even be that late, around 10 p.m., and they'll just have one register open.
OK April 09, 2011 at 07:50 PM
Let's hope they finish widening Telegraph Road before the new Wegmans opens otherwise we will experience traffic jams in this area like those on Route 1 near the new Wal Mart
Lee Ann Marrin August 29, 2012 at 12:44 PM
Safeway also only has one line open in the early AM. They keep telling you to go to the self check out and assistance is thre... but when the machine wont do what it's supposed to do.. no one is around.
Lee Ann Marrin August 29, 2012 at 12:46 PM
All I know for sure is that the Giant and Safeway are worried. So much so that Giant did a really stupid thing over the Christmas/ New Years holiday... remodled. Seriously?? What is wrong with them? You don't remodle in the middle of the bust holiday season.. they are worried.. they should be.
Mariann Alicea April 01, 2013 at 04:25 AM
The new Safeway in belle haven is brightly lit which is such a plus......why are the other Safeway Stores so dark and depressing? I hate that. While the new Safeway is better than anything around right now, I am not adverse to driving to Whole Foods OR to Wegman's in Woodbridge. The local supermarket selection leaves much to be desired.

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