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Supermarket Showdown: Why do we seem to have a grocery store on every corner?

An unscientific count finds 14 supermarkets in the immediate Ashburn area — bordered roughly by Route 7 to the north, the Broad Run creek to the east, Brambleton to the south and Belmont Ridge Road to the west. That doesn’t include the Harris Teeter in Lansdowne or the Wegmans at Waxpool and Route 28, both of which are Ashburn-adjacent.

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Cookie-cutter kitchen no more: Makeover adds functionality and ‘pop’ to Belmont home

When Marisa Santisi moved into her new home in the Belmont Country Club community 2½ years ago, she loved nearly everything about her new home: the openness of the living areas, the wonderful backyard, even the proximity to great shopping and restaurants. There was just one problem: the kitchen.