Despite efforts to find a business to move into the property once occupied by the Bloom supermarket in the Annandale Shopping Center, the space remains vacant more than a year after Bloom closed.
According to Carol Zach-Reuss, manager of the Annandale Shopping Center, the property is still available for lease. Zach-Reuss said every effort is being made to find the right business to move into the space.
The Annandale Bloom opened in January 2010 at 7000 Columbia Pike. The store closed in late January 2012 awhen Delhaize America closed several of its underperforming stores.
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Zach-Reuss said the property has typically housed grocery stores. It was once an A&P and then a Magruder's. There was also a time when part of the property was a Dart Drug store and later a Rite Aid. The property was once two spaces, but the two properties were merged to accommodate a larger grocery store when Rite Aid left.
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