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Columbia Pike Supermarket to Be Razed for New 'Village Center'

Say goodbye to Food Star

At the corner of Columbia Pike and George Mason Drive, a big, new development is planned with new apartments and retail for Arlington, Virginia. ARLnow reported that the Arlington County Board recently approved a project, dubbed "Columbia Pike Village Center," that features a six-story apartment building with 365 market-rate units.

There are also plans for a 50,000-square-foot grocery store and 31,530 square feet of ground-floor retail. ARLnow further reported that a three-level, 604-space parking garage and a 22,150-square-foot public square with public art and a "water feature" are in the works. There will also be 152 spaces for bicycles.

In order to make room for the roughly three-acre project, the developments currently on the lot will be razed. The developments include a Food Star supermarket and a pool hall, called Hi Cue Billiards.

Construction is slated to begin in "about a year," reported Washington Business Journal.

County Board Approves ‘Food Star’ Redevelopment on the Pike [ARLnow]

Goodbye, Food Star. Arlington board backs new ‘Village Center’ on Columbia Pike [Washington Business Journal]