The Safeway located at 1624 Belle View Blvd in South Alexandria is scheduled to re-open on March 15, 2013 following several months of reconstruction that began in October 2012. The store closed September 29, 2012 to begin the renovation, which adds 5,300 square feet to the store according to staff at the store. The renovations include new meat and seafood service, expanded bakery, and a Starbucks kiosk.
The is a popular grocery shopping location for residents in the nearby communities of Belle Haven, New Alexandria, Westgrove, Hollin Hills, Belle Haven on the Green, Bucknell, Marlan Forest, Mason Hill, Villamay, Belle View, and others. The Safeway at Hollin Hall on Fort Hunt Road to the South enhanced their services to assist patrons during the renovation at Belle View.