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Notes: Amazon kills off grocery store plans, one will be replaced with a golfing range

Good Tuesday morning, Alexandria!

⛅️ Today’s weather: There’s a 30% chance of showers after 3pm, with mostly sunny skies and a high near 86. Winds will be calm, turning southwest at 5 mph in the afternoon. On Tuesday night, expect a 60% chance of showers and a possible thunderstorm after 9pm, with mostly cloudy skies, a low of 68, and winds from the south at 6 mph becoming west after midnight. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and a quarter of an inch are expected, with higher amounts possible during thunderstorms.

🚨 You need to know

The plans for new Amazon Fresh grocery stores around Alexandria may have expired.

After months of uncertainty, Alexandria Living Magazine reported that the plans for Amazon Fresh locations in Potomac Yard and Bailey’s Crossroads are no more.

Amazon Fresh was announced in 2021 as a replacement to the Potomac Yard Shoppers at 3801 Richmond Highway. The Potomac Yard location was almost fully complete when the company started rolling back the budding grocery store chain.

While it’s not known yet what will happen to the Potomac Yard location, Alexandria Living Magazine said the Bailey’s Crossroads one at 5821 Crossroads will be converted into a Golf Galaxy, meaning Alexandrians won’t have to drive far to get their golfing gear.

Golf Galaxy is a golfing chain with clubs and other equipment, along with indoor driving ranges, lessons and more.

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Do good while having a good time at the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria’s 38th Annual Gala and Auction at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center. The fun begins with a 2-hour open bar reception while mingling with 499 other Alexandrians who

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