UPDATE: The article has been updated with new extended hours at Harris Teeter.
Aldi, Giant Food, Harris Teeter and Safeway grocery stores in the Falls Church area have announced dedicated shopping hours for seniors and at-risk shoppers during the coronavirus pandemic.
At Aldi, the store has reserved the first hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. for vulnerable shoppers including senior citizens, expectant mothers and those with underlying health conditions. Aldi has three Falls Church locations, one at 155 Hillwood Ave. in the City, one at 5725 Columbia Pike and the other at 8100 Arlington Blvd.
Giant’s stores, with locations at Bailey’s Crossroads (3480 S Jefferson St.), the City of F.C. (1230 W Broad St.) and Seven Corners (6360 Seven Corners Center) are now offering dedicated shopping hours, daily from 6 – 7 a.m., for senior citizens 60 and older and individuals with compromised immune systems.
At Harris Teeter (301 W. Broad St., Falls Church), every Monday and Thursday from 6 – 7 a.m. is reserved for shoppers over 60 but beginning Monday, March 30, the store will extend its senior shopping time until 8 a.m. In addition, Harris Teeter will reserve its “ExpressLane Online Shopping” pick-up times for seniors only every Thursday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Safeway’s two Falls Church locations (7397 Lee Highway in the Shops at West Falls Church and in the Willston Center at 6118 Arlington Blvd.) have set aside the first two hours each Tuesday and Thursday, from 7 – 9 a.m., for seniors and at-risk members of the community.