Retail

Safeway supermarket closing at Countryside in Sterling

The rumors are true. The Burn has confirmed with multiple sources that the Safeway supermarket in the Countryside Marketplace shopping center will close later this year.

Local residents have been buzzing for days about a possible closure and it’s apparently true. Details are few, but we’re told the last day should come sometime in November, around Thanksgiving.

The Safeway is one of the main anchors at the shopping center which dates back to the early days of growth in Loudoun County. The center was built in 1986 as nearby neighborhoods such as Countryside and Cascades were coming online.

There’s no official word about a future tenant for the 47,000 s.f space being vacated by Safeway, but based on experience, it’s certain the landlord is actively working to fill it.

6 Comments
  1. Anon 1 year ago
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    Calling it now.. this shopping center will be repurposed with more housing.

  2. F. Morrison 1 year ago
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    Like the Regal theaters being torned down for housing, this shopping center will also be torn down and rezoned for housing. It might not happen for more than two years, but it will eventually happen. The Cascades shopping center is slowing emptying out so the owners can ask for it too to be rezoned for housing. Same goes for the Dulles Town Center mall. It will happen. It’s just a matter of when, not if.

  3. Zena 1 year ago
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    I did always shop in this Safeway some time we got a great deal the associate are so nice friendly

  4. Christobal 1 year ago
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    I happen to know (allegedly, if I must) that this is due to the landlord is not playing ball with all the local restaurants in the center, who barely stayed alive throughout COVID. Apparently, there is a clause inSafeway’s lease agreement that states that the center must be occupied by at least a certain percent, or the lease is invalid. I’m about to lose TWO of my favorite locally owned places. (One of which is my VERY favorite pizza place of all time, Delia’s) because of this situation and I know that most of the other restaurants have a strong set of passionate customers as well. #sodepressed

  5. Ed BonGiovanni 11 months ago
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    Seems like Everything’s closing in eastern Sterling. Marketplace in Cascades is going too.

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