On June 25, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board voted to extend alcohol sales at Safeway (1855 Wisconsin Ave.) by two hours in the morning. The grocer is now approved to sell beer and wine from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
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Beginning Monday, June 16, Whole Foods (2323 Wisconsin Ave.) will deliver orders over $30 for free between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.
“Currently we have an email alias, firstname.lastname@example.org, which you can use to set up an order for pick-up and, starting tomorrow, delivery,” explains customer service associate team leader Oliver Joslin. “Basically you send us your shopping list, and we will shop the order for you. We usually end up having questions, so we call or email the customer after we finish shopping and to finalize payment.” The delivery radius is approximately 1.5 miles.
Would-be delivery customers must register with the store by filling out a “Bike Delivery Profile” and a credit-card authorization and reading a list of frequently asked questions. The forms can be mailed to the store, dropped off, or emailed to Joslin at email@example.com. Or, Joslin says, the delivery person can collect the forms when making the first delivery.
“Right now I only have one delivery man/woman scheduled for these shifts per day,” Joslin notes. “If the community really supports this and it grows in popularity I will receive more funding for more shifts and extend the delivery days and times. Also I will be rewarding customers who successfully refer others in the community with gift cards and free products.” (Hyperlocal Glover Park does not accept compensation for coverage.)
If you have questions, you can contact Joslin by email or at 202-333-5393.
Theodores (2233 Wisconsin Ave.) is holding a clearance sale from Saturday, May 24 through Monday, May 26 at the Georgetown Holiday Inn (2101 Wisconsin Ave.). “This means you can expect some major deals, such as up to 70% off EVERYTHING,” the sale flier states. In addition, many items are discounted at the store this week, for those who will be traveling during the Memorial Day weekend.
From the May 2014 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:
On the evening of April 20, a car smashed into Georgetown Carpet (2208 Wisconsin Ave.). According to an eyewitness, a taxicab was making a U turn to pick up a fare, temporarily stopping southbound traffic. One driver decided to pull around the cab and ended up veering onto the sidewalk and into the carpet store’s façade, shattering a plate glass window. Thankfully, no one was hurt in the crash, according to several reports.
From the April 2014 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:
A dumpster containing 300 gallons of used cooking oil was stolen from behind Whole Foods (2323 Wisconsin Ave.) sometime after Christmas, according to a police report. The theft was reported on February 17, when a recycling company arrived to pump out the tank and noticed it was missing. The oil, valued at $585, was to have been turned into biodiesel fuel. (The tank’s value was $600.)
On Saturday, February 22, shoppers at Glover Park Hardware (2251 Wisconsin Ave.) will get 20% off “almost anything” that fits inside a brown paper bag (regular-priced merchandise only). What’s more, people with Ace Rewards membership cards can get the bag sale deal a day early—that is, today, February 21.