Tuesday, December 18, 2012

R.U. SERIOUSING ME? | Where Could a Small Grocery Store Thrive in Ward 8?

Go HERE to read this amazing article on the challenges and benefits of bringing a grocery store to Anacostia. Really informative graphics in the post. Be sure to check it out!

The Anacostia Warehouse Supermarket closed its doors because the former owner sold the property. The buyer is optimistic about the site's potential, but in a presentation to the Historic Anacostia Block Association in February of this year, he all but ruled out the possibility of bringing in another grocery store. He said that the potential grocery tenants he spoke with were deterred by the presumed arrival of Walmart at Skyland, just up the street. 

Does the eventual presence of two full-service grocery stores at the top of the hill mean that Ward 8's flatland neighborhoods will be forever without their own market? If there is a location best suited for a store to fill the gap, it is at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE and Howard Rd SE, immediately adjacent to the Anacostia Metrorail station and Metrobus hub, and the meeting point for the Anacostia, Hillsdale, and Barry Farm neighborhoods.

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1 comment:

Chris DP said...

For anyone interested, this is the dataset I used and have been continuing to add to:

You should be able to sort the data by column header.

If you can think of any other grocery store in DC or in the MD suburbs within a mile (+/-) of the DC line, please add it to this list. Thanks!