By C.N. Staff Writer
The former Anacostia grocery store on Good Hope Rd. SE will soon be changed into a dialysis center and home to 7-Eleven. The Anacostia Warehouse Supermarket property had just been purchased by Vienna, Va.-based Good Hope Investments LLC. Owner of the LLC, investor Mossadaq Chughtai, initially planned for the store to be broken up into smaller sites and attract national tenants who would bring some cachet to the neighborhood, which has struggled to attract quality retail.
Nearly 11,000 square feet of the Anacostia Warehouse Supermarket building at 1918 14th St. SE, will be converted into a 15-station outpatient dialysis clinic with the capacity for nine additional future stations. The clinic will include exam rooms, home training rooms, offices and a staff lounge. Good Hope Investments, LLC acquired the site in November 2012 for $2.8 million. Chughtai has said the German Fresenius Medical Care, which he said is investing $3 million in the project, will run the center. Chughtai says 7-Eleven has also signed a lease for a portion of the site. A Little Caesars pizzeria may also be on its way, he says. Chughtai said the center that will create 30 jobs.
Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Greta Fuller has voiced opposition about the store’s redevelopment. She has said she hoped the owner would bring another grocery store in the neighborhood rather than the dialysis center, which she believes wouldn’t serve the best need of the community, which is already saturated with social and health services.
Chughtai says 7-Eleven has also signed a lease for a portion of the site. A Little Caesars pizzeria may also be on its way, he says.