Michaels Arts & Crafts store in Bradlee Shopping Center in Alexandria, Virginia

Michaels Opening 25,000 sq foot store September 2016 in Alexandria, Virginia

This is an update to this post. As we told you first last year, Michaels, the national arts and crafts chain, will be opening its first location in the city of Alexandria, Virginia in the Bradlee Shopping Center.

We have confirmed from sources that the store will be opening for business on Sunday, September 4, 2016 during Labor Day weekend. A grand opening is planned for later in the month, likely 1-2 weeks after the initial soft opening.

As mentioned previously, the Alexandria Michaels store will be two (2) floors and roughly 25,000 square feet with a little more than 12,000 square feet at street level. The downstairs space was once part of the Washington Sports Club, which closed last year.

Michaels is the largest arts and crafts specialty retailer in North America, featuring art supplies, general crafts and seasonal/home décor.

The store website is online and the store is now HIRING! Visit this link to apply for hourly and management positions.

Michaels Arts & Crafts store in Bradlee Shopping Center in Alexandria, Virginia

Bradlee Shoe Repair in Alexandria, Virginia

Bradlee Shoe Repair has been in business for 50 years in Alexandria

After deciding to close in January 2016 after 50 years in business in Alexandria, Virginia, it appears Bradlee Shoe Repair is making a comeback in Bradlee Shopping Center. There’s a new sign on the door that says ‘Coming Back Soon’.

Have been trying to find out more about this and will update as I get more information.

Bradlee Shoe Repair in Alexandria, Virginia

(H/T Pam)

Car crashes into bank at Bradlee Shopping Center in Alexandria, Virginia (Photo via @AlexFD_SOC)
Car crashes into Capital One Bank in Bradlee Shopping Center

For the second time in two weeks, a car has slammed into the window area of a store located in the Bradlee Shopping Center. This morning, a car crashed into the Capital One Bank located in the shopping center in Alexandria, Virginia.

No one was injured.

(Photo via @AlexFD_SOC on Twitter)


UPDATE: Video of car being pulled from storefront and more photos from APD


A car slammed into the window area of a store located in the Bradlee Shopping Center this morning in Alexandria, Virginia. No one was injured and store has been cleared. From the photo it appears it is the Hallmark location.

Michaels Arts & Crafts store in Alexandria, Virginia

No opening date as yet for the new Michaels

As we told you first, Michaels, the national arts and crafts chain, is opening its first location in Alexandria, Virginia in the Bradlee Shopping Center. The space is under construction and from the looks of it, looks like they are still in the midst of demolition and framing.

As mentioned previously, the Alexandria Michaels store will be two (2) floors and roughly 25,000 square feet with a little more than 12,000 square feet at street level. The downstairs space was once part of the Washington Sports Club, which closed last year.

As always, we’ll keep our readers up-to-date as this progresses.

Michaels Arts & Crafts store in Alexandria, Virginia

Bradlee Shoe Repair

Bradlee Shoe Repair closes after 50 years in business

While we have recently focused on Bradlee Barber Shop, another longtime business in Bradlee Shopping Center has closed as the owner has decided to retire. The Bradlee Shoe Repair owner, Joe Johnson, has decided to retire.

The note from owner Joe Johnson says “We have closed. Thank you for over 50 years of patronage and friendship.”

You can read the rest at the photo above.  Sources say Joe’s daughter may reopen the shop at the Little Dutch Girl dry cleaners, located at 4474 King Street. We’ll keep an eye on this.

You can find remaing shoe repair places in Alexandria at this link.

(Photo via Facebook)

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