Saturday, May 12, 2012
A roundup this week's top headlines from the Route 1 corridor.
Huntington-Belle Haven Patch: A Hybla Valley woman has been arrested in conjunction with a fatal road rage incident that occurred on May 4. Police have charge Gloria Alfreda McMillan, 32, of Hybla Valley with a felony hit and run that left a 21-year-old woman dead Friday on Harrison Lane in Groveton. The former owner of Crossed Canoes in Belle View is one of three judges for the 49th Annual Woodlawn Needlework Exhibition, which opens today. Fort Hunt Patch: Mount Vernon-area resident Louise Cleveland has been recognized for her volunteer efforts with the Community Champion award from Volunteer Fairfax. Costco Wholesale will make numerous road improvements around the Richmond Highway and Ladson Lane intersection before its Richmond Highway…
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Costco Wholesale will take the place of the old movie theater on Richmond Highway.
The demolition of Mount Vernon Multiplex Cinema is nearly complete, paving the way for a new Costco Wholesale. Preliminary work on the future Richmond Highway home of Costco began in April. The store is slated to open sometime in 2013. It will cover more than 143,000 square feet. Costco closed on the 12-acre site on Jan. 9. In its traffic-impact analysis submitted to the Fairfax County Planning Commission, Costco analysts predicted that 737 new peak-hour trips on Saturday and 4,496 new daily trips on weekdays would occur after completion of the store. According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, Richmond Highway handles about 60,000 vehicles per day.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The demolition of the former Mount Vernon Multiplex Cinemas started Tuesday.
Construction crews started to demolish the former Mount Vernon Multiplex Cinemas building on Route 1 Tuesday morning. Preliminary work on the site began in early April. The demolition of the former multiplex site will make way for the new Costco Wholesale expected to open in 2013. The completed building is expected to cover more than 143,000 square feet. Do you have any photos of the demolition to share? Click the "Add Photos and Video" button at the top of this page.