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Del Ray Variety Aims for March Opening

New store on E. Custis Avenue to carry everything from kids toys to beauty products.

Del Ray Variety, a new shop that aims to put a modern twist on the old fashioned variety store, is aiming to open in March just off Mount Vernon Avenue.

Store manager Roxann Patrick has been busy in recent weeks transforming the 4,000-square-foot space located next to Artifacts at 203 E. Custis Ave. Old Town-based auction and appraisal house Potomack Company recently used the property for a rug auction. The building previously housed Christian’s Community Center Church of Alexandria.

Aiming to create “a fun, family-friendly experience for the whole Del Ray community,” Patrick plans on carrying a wide array of products at the store, including kids toys, arts and crafts, pet products, helium balloons, greeting cards, hardware and party supplies, office and school supplies, beauty products, bath and kitchen products and general home merchandise.

Del Ray Variety will be open from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. The property has 21 on-site parking spaces for customers, a rarity for Del Ray.

Patrick is currently looking to hire a sales staff. For addition information on employment opportunities, email Patrick at delrayvariety@gmail.com.

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R James February 10, 2013 at 09:12 PM
To quote a prior posting by "McBrinn": "Careful with the personal attacks Danny. It's against the TOS and just might get you banned. Your post has been flagged. You've been warned." Obviously you don't practice what you preach, "McBrinn"?
amy lu February 10, 2013 at 09:39 PM
SO when can we expect the 'no parking' restriction on Custis, adjacent to the new store, be lifted? I'd like to speak at the Traffic & Parking Board hearing in favor.
Danny February 11, 2013 at 01:02 PM
you've been flagged (by me and likely many others). can you not get along with anyone? tsk tsk.
Danny February 11, 2013 at 01:03 PM
another neighborly comment by McBrinn! cheers!
Drew Hansen February 11, 2013 at 02:33 PM
I'm suspending comments on this article. If you have any questions, email me at drewh@patch.com.

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