Two county supervisors sent a joint statement this afternoon to say that the rumors that a Wegmans is coming to Arcola Center are true—with some caveats.
Supervisors Tony Buffington R. Jr. (R-Blue Ridge) and Matthew F. Letourneau (R-Dulles) said that the popular grocery store has signed a contract to buy a piece of the Arcola Center development.
But the contract is contingent on some changes to the development itself, and there is no timeline for construction. Wegmans’ leadership wants to wait at least two years after its new Chantilly store opens before proceeding with the Arcola Center store, according to Letourneau, who spoke with Wegmans personnel directly.
The Chantilly Wegmans store is scheduled to open in mid-2018 as an anchor tenant in The Field at Commonwealth, near the intersection of Rt. 28 and Westfields Boulevard.
“Wegmans has been one of the most requested retailers in the area, so this is an exciting development,” Buffington and Letourneau said in a joint emailed statement.
The Arcola Center developer is also talking to several other large tenants for its retail section. Landing an attractive tenant like Wegmans makes it easier to recruit other retailers.
The Wegmans proposal comes alongside a variety of modifications requested in a longstanding rezoning application, which will be put through a full legislative review. As part of the request, there are also proffers and changes to existing proffers related to the development of infrastructure and road network.