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courtesy Peapod

From a press release:

“Making lives easier for Washington D.C. area residents, Peapod by Giant announced today a first-of-its-kind offering that will allow shoppers to place their orders online and pick them up at one of three Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) stations: Fort Totten, Glenmont and Vienna. The new Metro Peapod service began February 1, 2016.

As the country’s leading online grocer, Peapod is committed to offering value, convenience, and time-savings to customers. Peapod will monitor this exciting pilot program closely for expansion opportunities in additional metropolitan markets. (more…)

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Photo by PoPville flickr user justinbc

A reader alleges:

“The employees of the Columbia Heights Giant (14th & Park) were ordered to come in Friday/Saturday/Sunday without any extra compensation or travel assistance. The workers I talked to ended up staying overnight at friends’ houses in the neighborhood so that they could make their shifts.

This is ridiculous.”

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2400 14th Street, NW (between Belmont and Chapin)

“Dear PoPville,

Given that P street Whole Foods is out of onions, garlic, and carrots and the line for Trader Joe’s is out the door, I thought I’d write and share my winter storm shopping secret: Streets Market at 2400 14th St NW (just north of 14th/Florida). Their produce is fully stocked and the pantry items are on par with Whole Foods. Pretty good deli counter/prepared food, too. Zero line at the check-out.”

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Jason sends us the one above that really captures the oeuvre best:

“Eggs at 17th Street Safeway. @PoPville #ScrambledEggs”

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Adams captures the wait:

“@PoPville Foggy Bottom Whole Foods (cashiers are upstairs; line goes downstairs)”

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Michael also is able to get some of the angst:

“Pre-snow insanity in full effect at Safeway on Columbia Road NW. Line spans length of store. @PoPville”

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Jonathan with another long one:

“@PoPville @capitalweather one of the 7 lines at the giant in Cleveland park that all reach the back of the store”

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And things were equally grim on the de-icing front – from David:

“The shelf with de-icer at Annie’s Hardware in Petworth. @DCist @PoPville #YayWinter”

Also I hear another dusting is coming soon too…

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Photo by PoPville flickr user ajacoby5

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A reader reports:

“Just wanted to let you know that Field to City, a small corner grocery store on 2nd and Rhode Island NW has closed. My GF and I have been going there for a few years to pick up high quality locally grown produce, dairy, and eggs (not to mention a huge beer selection). Talked to the owner briefly and he said it had been heading this way for a while. Sad to see the only real grocery option in Bloomingdale close.”

Field to City emails:

“I am actually taking orders by text and email, and maintain a short list of popular items that can be viewed via autoreply on my [email protected] account.”

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200 Rhode Island Ave, NW

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1924 8th Street, NW

From a press release:

“Glen’s Garden Market will open its second store on Saturday, December 5th in Shaw (1924 8th St NW) with a Grand Opening Party from 12PM-8PM. The all-local grocery store opened its first location in Dupont Circle on Earth Day, 2013. While a slightly smaller space, the Shaw location will provide nearly all of the same offerings as its sister store including groceries, fresh, local produce, a full-service deli and a craft beer and wine bar. The new space will also feature indoor and covered outdoor seating. (more…)