Bloom grocery store in Annandale will close due to underperformance, Washington’s ABC affiliate reported Jan. 12. Six other Blooms in Virginia and one in Maryland will also close. Another 42 Blooms in those states will be converted to Food Lion.
The Annandale Bloom, at 7000 Columbia Pike, always seemed kind of empty since it opened in January 2010. It hasn’t been announced when the store will close, but an employee said it will be “within 30 days at the absolute latest.” The store's hours have been cut back to 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
This is just the latest of a series of recent business changes in central Annandale: The RoomStore is closing, and Maxx Fitness has shut down although a new gym will open in that spot. At least there is some good news: Joseph’s Coat is moving here. We’ve also got a new Korean restaurant, Soldoga, across from the old Fairfax Auto Parts, and Bueno Mexican Grill is coming to Columbia Pike.