Amazon May Open Grocery Store in Potomac Yard
The Washington Business Journal reported that the former Potomac Yard Shoppers could become an Amazon grocery store.
“Consistent with its efforts to maintain a low profile, Amazon’s name does not appear on grocery documents provided for all or part of the approximately 50,000 square foot space. But Toronto-based project architect NORR wrote in the file that the designs are for ‘Mendel’, the code name for Amazon’s grocery efforts that we cracked months ago, ”the report reported. publication.
The Shoppers grocery store in Potomac Yard closed in early 2020, as part of a larger corporate reorganization.
Next to the future Amazon Fresh store in Potomac Yard, Total Wine plans to open in the shuttered Pier One space. (There is total wine in the Lincolnia area in Fairfax County.)
It’s not Amazon’s only grocery store in the Alexandria region. An Amazon Go store is opening in Manchester Lakes, near Franconia (which would open Memorial Day weekend), and another would open in the Bailey’s Crossroads area.
The entire Potomac Yard mall area is slated for a massive redevelopment in the coming years, which has already started, for Virginia Tech’s $ 1 billion innovation campus. The existing stores will probably be integrated into the redevelopment.