Wegmans is not coming to Walter Reed, dashing the hopes of many a wistful shopper. The Walter Reed Campus had been rumored as a possible opportunity for the beloved grocery chain to enter the DC market, but alas, it was not meant to be, the Washington Business Journal reports.
The site in upper northwest DC would have been sufficiently large for a Wegmans store, which typically requires between 110,000 to 140,000 square feet, according to WBJ.
“Wegmans was originally aligned with a team led by Roadside Development that was bidding to redevelop the Walter Reed site, but when Roadside lost out to a team led by Hines Interests LP, Wegmans began working with the winner.
The company was in active discussions with Hines and its partners in 2015, but those talks have not been fruitful, according to Wegmans spokeswoman Jo Natale.”