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May 30, 2014

The Fairfax, Virginia, City Council has approved a rezoning application for Combined Properties’ Fairfax Circle Plaza.

Washington, D.C. — The Fairfax, Virginia, City Council has approved a rezoning application for Combined Properties’ Fairfax Circle Plaza. The project aims to redevelop the current strip retail center and replace it with a mixed-use development with up to 400 new apartments and 88,000 sq. ft. of retail including a grocery store.

The project is located at the intersection of two major routes just over a half mile from the Vienna, Virginia, Metro station.

January 16, 2014

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has approved the rezoning application for Combined Properties’ Penn Da Plaza in Alexandria, Va.

Washington, D.C. — The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has approved the rezoning application for Combined Properties’ Penn Da Plaza in Alexandria, Va. The project will completely redevelop the current retail center and replace it with a mixed-use project containing up to 400 new apartments, 41 townhomes and 35,000 to 45,000 sq. ft. of community retail. Combined Properties plans to anchor the retail component with a specialty grocer.

December 16, 2013

RadioShack has opened a new concept store in Fairfax Center II in Fairfax, Va.

Fort Worth, Texas — RadioShack has opened a new concept store in Fairfax Center II in Fairfax, Va.

The new concept stores feature a speaker wall where customers can compare 13 different speakers; interactive displays with headphone demo stations; technology explained by touch-screens and apps; brands such as Apple, HTC and Samsung as well as mobile carriers including AT&T, Sprint and Verizon; and a do-it-yourself area where customers can plan projects.

 

October 8, 2013

Northwestern Mutual, Prudential Mortgage Capital Company and TIAA-CREF have announced that each has provided $283.3 million for a total of $850 million to refinance Tysons Corner Center, the 1.9-million sq.-ft. super regional mall in Tysons Corner, Va., owned by the Macerich Company.

Milwaukee — Northwestern Mutual, Prudential Mortgage Capital Company and TIAA-CREF have announced that each has provided $283.3 million for a total of $850 million to refinance Tysons Corner Center, the 1.9-million sq.-ft. super regional mall in Tysons Corner, Va., owned by the Macerich Company.

August 27, 2013

Generations after people deserted cities for the suburbs, young millennial-generation adults and older baby-boomer adults are moving back downtown.

Retailers aren't far behind, and new, seemingly instant neighborhoods — complete with housing, retail, offices and other forms of real estate — are springing up in redevelopment areas of cities across the country.

May 16, 2012

Divaris Real Estate, Virginia Beach, Va., said that Joseph Farina has been named manager of the firm’s Washington, D.C., regional office located in Rockville, Md.

Rockville, Md. -- Divaris Real Estate, Virginia Beach, Va., said that Joseph Farina has been named manager of the firm’s Washington, D.C., regional office located in Rockville, Md.

Farina will focus on commercial sales and leasing services to support the expansion of DRE’s portfolio of leased and managed properties in the greater D.C., metropolitan area. 

March 6, 2012

Youngstown, Ohio-based Cafaro Co. announced that White House | Black Market will open a new store at its The Village at Towne Centre property near Fredericksburg, Va.

Fredericksburg, Va. -- Youngstown, Ohio-based Cafaro Co. announced that White House | Black Market will open a new store at its The Village at Towne Centre property near Fredericksburg, Va.

The 4,000+-sq.-ft. store is slated to open spring 2012 across from Coldwater Creek.

November 17, 2011

Streetsense announced that Founding Farmers restaurant has opened a 7,000-sq.-ft. location at Park Potomac, an 110,000-sq.-ft retail center that is part of a mixed-use community developed by Foulger-Pratt of Rockville, Md.

Bethesda, Md. -- Streetsense announced that Founding Farmers restaurant has opened a 7,000-sq.-ft. location at Park Potomac, an 110,000-sq.-ft retail center that is part of a mixed-use community developed by Foulger-Pratt of Rockville, Md.

The new restaurant, which is described as “barnyard chic” and featuring natural ingredients, is joined by Harris Teeter grocery store, as well as Elevation Burger, Emily Grace Fashion Boutique, Love Couture Bridal, Wine Harvest, Zoe's Kitchen, and other shops and services.

September 15, 2011

Federal Realty Investment Trust announced that Ellwood Thompson’s has finalized a lease to open a local, organic market at Rockville Town Square in Rockville, Md.

Rockville, Md. -- Federal Realty Investment Trust announced that Ellwood Thompson’s has finalized a lease to open a local, organic market at Rockville Town Square in Rockville, Md.

The new grocer will operate under the name Dawson’s Market and the store is slated to open spring 2012.

Dawson’s Market at Rockville Town Square will house approximately 15,000 sq. ft. of local and organic produce, meats, cheeses, prepared foods and baked goods.
 

May 2, 2011

Golfsmith announced it will open its first metro Washington, D.C., location in Tysons Corner, Va., this June.

Vienna, Va. -- Golfsmith announced it will open its first metro Washington, D.C., location in Tysons Corner, Va., this June. The new location is part of an aggressive growth strategy for the company.

Golfsmith’s stores offer an interactive experience, and customers are encouraged to test out clubs and gear inside the store before purchasing. They can also use one of the four custom-fitting studios to test drive new clubs. The company also offers free custom club fitting services.

April 27, 2011

Jacksonville, Fla.-based Regency Centers said that it has leased space at Village Center at Dulles, located in Herndon, Va., to Noodles & Co.

Herndon, Va. -- Jacksonville, Fla.-based Regency Centers said that it has leased space at Village Center at Dulles, located in Herndon, Va., to Noodles & Co.

The 3,167-sq.-ft. store is slated to open this summer, and brings the center to 98% leased.

The 308,000-sq.-ft. shopping center is anchored by Shoppers Food Warehouse, Staples and Gold’s Gym, and also includes Starbucks, Chuck E. Cheese, Subway, GNC, State Farm and The UPS Store.

February 28, 2011

Federal Realty Investment Trust said Monday that The Fresh Market will open a new store at Congressional Plaza, a 332,000-sq.-ft. regional shopping center in Rockville, Md.

Rockville, Md. -- Federal Realty Investment Trust said Monday that The Fresh Market will open a new store at Congressional Plaza, a 332,000-sq.-ft. regional shopping center in Rockville, Md.

The store, the specialty grocer’s first in Montgomery County, will measure 19,860 sq. ft. Recent openings at the center include Last Call Studio by Neiman Marcus and Matchbox Vintage Pizza Bistro.

Acquired by Federal Realty in 1965, Congressional Plaza is a regional shopping destination anchored by Buy Buy Baby and The Container Store.

February 22, 2011

McLean, Va.-based Cityline Partners said Monday it has introduced a plan for the long-term transformation of about 40 acres of land in Tysons Corner, Va., into an integrated mix of office, residential, hotel, retail, and civic uses surrounding an improved Scotts Run Stream Valley Park.

McLean, Va. -- McLean, Va.-based Cityline Partners said Monday it has introduced a plan for the long-term transformation of about 40 acres of land in Tysons Corner, Va., into an integrated mix of office, residential, hotel, retail, and civic uses surrounding an improved Scotts Run Stream Valley Park.

November 7, 2010

JBG Rosenfeld Retail said that it has finalized leases with a number of new retailers...

October 24, 2010

Tysons Corner, Va.-based architectural firm CAX said Monday it has merged with Irvine, Calif.-based KTGY...

September 29, 2010

San Francisco-based Grosvenor Americas announced that Scott A. Brody has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C.,...

December 29, 2008

Washington, D.C. Harris Teeter plans to open its newest Washington, D.C.-area store in Tysons Corner...

November 30, 2008

Southpointe Town Center is the crowning final phase of the 800-acre Southpointe development in...