2021 | Business

Amazon confirms Chevy Chase grocery store, but not location or opening date

Job posting says store is in Chevy Chase Village

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Amazon has confirmed that it’s opening a grocery store in Chevy Chase, but the company won’t give the specific location or when it is expected to open.

In response to emailed questions from Bethesda Beat about the Chevy Chase store, the company wrote that it is “hiring zone leads for an Amazon grocery store in Chevy Chase, MD,” but did not provide an address or a timeline.

A job posting from March 18 says the company is opening its first grocery store in Chevy Chase Village. It does not give an address.

In January 2020, the local real estate blog Urban Turf reported that an Amazon grocery store might occupy the former Giant space at 5463 Wisconsin Ave. Since then, other blogs and media outlets have also reported that Amazon planned to take over the space, but the company has not confirmed the reports.

Chevy Chase Land Company, the property’s landlord, has said that another grocer will eventually take the place of the Giant. Jenn Coursen, a spokeswoman for Chevy Chase Land Company, wrote in an email to Bethesda Beat on Tuesday that she couldn’t comment further.

The space appeared to be under construction on Tuesday, with a wire fence having been temporarily erected in front of the building. Some parking spaces near the building were reserved for a “grocer contractor.”

A sign posted on the front of the building stated that Rockville-based James G. Davis Construction Corporation is working on renovating the building.

Derrick Landwehr-Brown, a project manager with Davis Construction, told Bethesda Beat on Tuesday that he couldn’t disclose who the tenant was of the former Giant building because it was “confidential.”

Amazon has confirmed that it will open grocery stores in Logan Circle in Washington, D.C., and in Fairfax County, Va., with specific addresses for each.

The company has not been specific about the locations for its new Chevy Chase and Warrington, Pa., stores.

Dan Schere can be reached at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com