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Construction Begins on New Clarendon Trader Joe’s

by ARLnow.com — August 8, 2011 at 1:26 pm 5,955 11 Comments

Interior construction has finally started on the new Trader Joe’s in Clarendon.

In addition to converting the cavernous space within 1109 N. Highland Street into a grocery store, crews will also be working to install an elevator shaft, to provide access from the store to the parking garage below. Residents of the Lyon Place at Clarendon Center apartments received the following note about the impending construction on Friday.

Please be advised that Prime Contracting is scheduled to do work in the parking garage to install elevators from the garage to the Trader Joe’s store. This elevator project is scheduled to begin August 8 and is expected to take at least 8 weeks to complete. During that time there will be several spaces on each level of the garage that will be out of service. All driveways will remain open and access to parking will continue as usual.

Please take notice that on Monday, August 8, Prime Contracting will begin concrete demolition for the elevator shaft in the garage. The concrete demolition will start at 5:30pm and will take 3-4 hours. It will take approximately 3 evenings to perform this work.

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  • D. Webster

    “Lyon Place at Clarendon Center”. What a ridiculous name. Who comes up with these stupid real estate monikers?

    • normal

      You gotta have the words place, center, view or estates. Two of them connected with an “at” is double points.

  • SaveDaveMcKenna

    The Notsocommon Market?

  • Thes

    Being in a building undergoing concrete demolition is miserable. This should be good for the restaurants in Clarendon as residents escape to somewhere quiet.

    • LP

      Like Circa, Burapa and South Block? I think not, actually.

  • CrystalMikey

    Excellent, so hopefully they will be open by the time this S. Arl guy moves to Courthouse.

  • CW

    The real question still remains, which is, what in the world is TJ’s going to do with the 3000-square-foot place on the Garfield St. side?

    http://www.saulcenters.com/properties-metro/va/clarendon/lease-clarendoncenter.htm

    • Mr. Brown

      I hope it’s row after row of Chuck Shaw.

      • CW

        Hmm…a TJ’s bar and cafe would be sweet. They could sell their frozen entrees and appetizers, microwaved to order, and pour glasses of Charles Shaw along with bottles of the oddball beers they stock.

  • Sunny617

    I find it hysterical that they are demo-ing part of a building that has only been open for a couple months. I understand why, I just find it comical.

    • http://bit.ly/oHdf36 Saitalijanskog Nasrpski

      Well, they have to give people some teaser snippet. They don’t need noise about the project, just support.

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