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From a press release:
“Instacart (www.Instacart.com), the only service that can deliver groceries from multiple local stores within an hour, announced today that it is adding delivery service from Safeway for the Washington, DC area.
Instacart also expanded its delivery area to include neighborhoods Seven Corners and Bailey’s Crossroads in Falls Church, VA. These new areas have been added to Instacart’s existing delivery area which includes all of D.C., nearby areas of Virginia (Arlington, Alexandria, and McLean), as well as neighborhoods of MD (Takoma Park, Chevy Chase, Bethesda, and Silver Spring).
In the roughly six weeks since the same-day grocery delivery service launched in the DC area, Instacart has grown its user base by 15 times, now covers 8 wards in DC and 7 neighborhoods in VA and MD, and delivers groceries from four major stores: Costco, Harris Teeter, Safeway and Whole Foods.
Originally launched in San Francisco and later expanded to Chicago and Boston, Instacart has disrupted the traditional grocery delivery space with its crowdsourced labor force dubbed “Personal Shoppers” who shop for and deliver grocery orders using their own vehicles in as little as one hour. This eliminates the need for costly infrastructure such as warehouses, trucks and full-time drivers. Instacart is not affiliated with the stores; its model is to connect customers with Personal Shoppers who shop on their behalf.
Customers can open an account at www.Instacart.com, and get free delivery on their first order of $35 or more.
“Safeway was a very popular request from our DC area customers and gives them a great range of options for groceries; it was a logical choice for a new store addition,” said Instacart founder and CEO Apoorva Mehta. “We are very happy with the enormous growth we’ve had for our same-day grocery delivery service in the DC area; clearly the convenience of grocery delivery has resonated with this community of busy, hard-working people who are thrilled to do their grocery shopping online from their favorite stores and have everything delivered quickly, right to their doorstep.”
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District Cutlery is celebrating their 10th and 11th anniversaries this week (we forgot last year) and offering customers 25% off all sharpening services. Walk-in service at Union Market is welcome or you can make arrangements for mail-in service on their website. Typical turn-around is less than an hour (but sometimes the queue gets long).
DMV’s professional chefs and passionate home cooks have trusted the District Cutlery with their knives for over 10 years. You can see pictures of their work @districtcutlery Instagram. They also specialize in sharpening styling shears, scissors and smaller garden tools and axes.
Girls in Gear is a Non-Profit that teaches girls age 5+ life skills through bike skills. We aim to get your girl to fall in love with herself, her friends, and her bike! Registration is open across the DMV for our eight-week program that starts the weekend of September 23rd. Programming runs for 90 minutes once a week on a weekend morning.
All abilities of riders – balance bikes, training wheels, two wheels, road-bike pros and everything in between – are welcome. We are non-competitive and focus on having fun no matter what your level of riding is. We pride ourselves in being a low-cost program and also have a no-questions-asked scholarship policy that includes bikes and helmets if needed.
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Saturday – OPEN HOUSE, cookies and cocktails with newly arrived collections from Paris, Tokyo, Turin, Tel-Aviv and NY.
Sunday – MEET THE DESIGNER,