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H&R Retail Completes Five Retail Leases In Mid-Atlantic RegionMarch 27, 2017
H&R Retail, a Washington, DC/Baltimore-based retail real estate brokerage firm,announced that it recently completed five retail lease transactions in the Mid-Atlantic region. The leases include:
Blue Point Dental leased 2,215 square feet at Chatham Station, Ellicott City, Md. from Giant Food of Maryland. Sean Harcourt and Jim Crilley with H&R represented landlord.
DRNK Coffee & Tea leased 2,211 square feet at Cascades Overlook, Sterling Va. from Cascades Overlook Development Partners LLC. Sean Harcourt, Bradley Buslik and Sebastian Restifo with H&R represented landlord.
MyEyeDr leased 1,600 square feet at The Field at Commonwealth, Chantilly, Va. from Regency Centers Acquisitions, LLC. Geoffrey Mackler and Bradley Buslik with H&R represented tenant.
Smoothie King leased 1,343 square feet at Rhode Island Row, Washington, DC from RI Station LLC. Bradley Buslik and Sebastian Restifo with H&R represented landlord.
Wireless Center leased 1,305 square feet at the Shops at Quarry Lake at Greenspring, Baltimore, Md. from Greenspring Retail, LLC. Brian Mitchell with H&R represented the tenant.
About H&R Retail
H&R Retail, founded in 1983, is the largest retail-only brokerage firm in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore Metropolitan area, specializing in landlord and tenant representation as well as investment sales. With offices in Baltimore and Bethesda, Maryland, the firm exclusively represents 12.5 million square feet of retail space and 80 big box, specialty stores and restaurants. H&R Retail provides its clients with unparalleled market knowledge, exceptional service and aggressive and persistent support in negotiations.
Whole Foods sets opening date for Prince George's CountyMarch 24, 2017
It's finally here: Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) will open its first location in Prince George's County on April 12.
The organic grocer is the anchor of Riverdale Park Station, a new mixed-use development from Calvin Cafritz Enterprises. Whole Foods will join District Taco, Mod Pizza, Burton's Grill, Habit Burger and a handful of other shops and restaurants, as well as a Hyatt Place hotel.
The 40,000-square-foot Whole Foods will have a self-serve coffee station that includes espresso and cold brew, cold-pressed juice on tap, fish smoked in house, a pizza counter and a customizable acai bowl counter and self-serve mochi bar.
The store will open at 8:45 a.m. on April 12 and feature giveaways, doorbuster deals and cooking demonstrations.
Read More: http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2017/03/13/more-mediterranean-coming-to-d-c-shake-shack-s.html#i1
More Mediterranean coming to D.C., Shake Shack’s latest opening and more restaurant newsMarch 15, 2017
Another competitor to Cava Grill and Roti is making its way into the D.C. market. Verts Mediterranean, an Austin,Texas-based fast-casual chain, has signed a lease at 1001 Connecticut Ave. NW.
Verts Mediterranean will occupy 2,063 square feet on the hyper-busy corner of Connecticut and K streets NW. The restaurant aims to open this summer or fall. Bradley Buslik and Lisa Ridgeway with H&R Retail represented the tenant in the transaction.
Austin, Texas-based Verts serves healthy Mediterranean food. The chain is looking to open two to five stores in the Washington region in its first phase here.
Verts comes from two University of Texas business school graduates and follows the Chipotle model. Guests pick pita, rice, quinoa or salad as a base, and then add protein — a variety of meats or falafel — vegetables and sauces. They advertise most dishes at fewer than 600 calories.
Verts has more than 20 restaurants in Texas and is expanding on the East Coast with new or planned locations in Boston, New York and Philadelphia. The chain is looking for two to five stores in Greater Washington in its first phase.
Here's when the H Street NE Whole Foods will openFebruary 20, 2017
The District's latest Whole Foods Market — complete with outdoor patio and Chinese diner from chef Erik Bruner-Yang — will open next month.
The Austin, Texas-based grocery chain announced on Tuesday that the store at 600 H St. NE will begin serving customers on March 15.
Alexandria to get a new tourist shop, Foot Locker opening another Prince George’s store and more retail newsFebruary 10, 2017
A new store focusing on Old Town Alexandria’s brand will open in the Virginia city next month. The Old Town Shop, from Old Town resident Valerie Ianieri, will be located in a 1,500-square-foot space at 105 S. Union Street in space that was formerly home to the Ladybird soap shop.
The store will sell clothing and other items with Old Town Alexandria logos on them, as well Virginia products such as peanuts. In the latter case, the store will help fill a void that was left when the Virginia Shop closed in 2014.
Ianieri expects the store to cater to Alexandria’s many visitors, according to spokeswoman Ann Bowman Jones. The design of the store will incorporate Alexandria’s history, and the shop will also host book signings, artist demonstrations and other events.
“It’s trying to fill a niche in Old Town Alexandria, and create Old Town specific products, because right now there’s nothing specific to Old Town that people visiting can take home with them,” Jones said.
Foot Locker: Sports apparel and equipment retailer Foot Locker (NYSE: FL) is opening another store in Prince George’s County, this one in Iverson Plaza in Temple Hills. The store, which will open later this year, has leased 4,641 square feet in the small shopping center at 3743 Branch Avenue. The store will join DTLR, Cricket Wireless and others. Larry Hoffman and Scott Yurow with H&R Retail represented Foot Locker in the deal.
Carpool bar plans new location as it prepares for closure in ArlingtonFebruary 9, 2017
Carpool, one of Ballston's favorite independent sports bars, is nearing the end of its time in Arlington, although the management plans to reopen in Fairfax County come summer 2017.
Carpool's owners have leased 7,839 square feet at 12821 Fair Lakes Parkway in a standalone building that was formerly home to Logan's Roadhouse. The site is across from Joe's Crab Shack and near Blue Iguana, Jersey Mike's and Paisano's Pizza. Geoffrey Mackler, Bradley Buslik and Sebastian Restifo of H&R represented Carpool in the lease negotiation.
Read More: http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2017/02/07/carpool-bar-plans-new-location-as-it-prepares-for.html?ana=e_wash_brk&s=newsletter&ed=2017-02-08&u=yCWD0Oy0JoHAk%2FgQRfjkgsDF33S&t=148.664.1180&j=77329531
Small Bites: Wings and BBQ Come to Rockville’s Wintergreen PlazaNovember 23, 2016
Wintergreen Plaza in Rockville is continuing its retail transformation. Earlier this month Wingstop, a Dallas-based fast-food chain that specializes in a variety of chicken wings, opened at the shopping center at 891-E Rockville Pike. It’s the second Rockville location for the company, which has another restaurant at the Fallsgrove Village Center. And next year Mission BBQ is scheduled to open at the retail center, according to local retail blog Store Reporter. Plans by Alan Hamm Architects for the new restaurant have been posted online. The barbecue chain has 40 locations throughout the U.S. including 12 in Maryland, although this will be its first Montgomery County location. The restaurants serve brisket, pulled pork, ribs and home-style sides such as baked beans, macaroni and cheese, and cole slaw.
H&R Retail Represents Federal Realty In Purchase Of Shopping center In Alexandria VaNovember 16, 2016
The 14,849-square-foot center is situated on 1.6 acres and is located adjacent to Federal’s Barcroft Plaza shopping center.
Michael Gorsage and Kate Howarth with H&R Retail represented the purchaser. The center was sold by by the James M. Loftus, Jr. Irrevocable Legacy Trust and the James M. Loftus, Jr. Revocable Trust c/o Wells Fargo Private Bank.
Read more: http://dc.citybizlist.com/article/386815/hr-retail-represents-federal-realty-in-purchase-of-shopping-center-in-alexandria-va#sthash.Uws8REDf.dpuf
Whole Foods To Open First DC-Area 365 Concept In FairfaxNovember 8, 2016
The 365 by Whole Foods Market store will open in Fairfax, the company announced yesterday. A spokesperson told Bisnow the grocer wouldn't disclose the specific site, but it plans to locate near Lee Highway and Fairfax Boulevard, about two miles from George Mason University.
Read more at: https://www.bisnow.com/washington-dc/news/retail/the-dc-areas-first-whole-foods-365-is-opening-in-fairfax-67275?
Dave & Buster’s Schedules Silver Spring Opening for Nov. 21November 7, 2016
The website for the new location notes a “tentative grand opening” is scheduled for Nov. 21 and that it’s still hiring employees.
The website also says the new location will be open on Thanksgiving from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. The company announced in late September it was planning a late November opening, but didn’t reveal a specific date.
PetSmart Opens First Store in D.C.November 1, 2016
The new store is the first location for the pet retailer inside the Washington, D.C., metro area. Located within The Shops at Dakota Crossing shopping center, the new PetSmart will feature pet food, pet products, training classes for dog owners and a full-service grooming salon for dogs and cats. PetSmart Inc. operates 1,477 pet stores in North America and employs roughly 53,000 associates.
District Taco and Mod Pizza sign for new locations; District Distilling starts serving its own boozeOctober 13, 2016
District Taco has signed a lease for 3,016 square feet in Riverdale Park Station, the Whole Foods-anchored development from Calvin Cafritz Enterprises. It will be District Taco’s first foray into Maryland, after launching in Arlington and adding stores in D.C. and elsewhere in Northern Virginia the past few years.
Sneak Peek: Chuy’s in RockvilleOctober 3, 2016
The Tex-Mex restaurant that has more than 80 locations across the country has generated somewhat of a cult-like following for its made-from-scratch food and bevy of sauces including creamy jalapeno sauce.
The chain will open its first Maryland location in Rockville on Tuesday at Federal Plaza on Rockville Pike. The new 6,000-square-foot restaurant fills the former Ruby Tuesday location at the shopping center. It’s across from the Silver Diner.
H&R Retail Completes Six Retail Leases In MarylandSeptember 19, 2016
H&R Retail, a Washington, DC/Baltimore-based retail real estate brokerage firm,announced that it recently completed six retail lease transactions in Maryland. The leases include:
Thrifty Outlet leased 8,136 square feet at Edmondson Village Shopping Center, Baltimore, Md. from Edmondson Village, LLC. Geoffrey Mackler and Brian Mitchell with H&R represented the landlord.
Leverage Jiu-Jitsu Academy leased 3,288 square feet at Maple Lawn Retail, Fulton, Md. from Maple Lawn Retail, LLC. Brian Mitchell with H&R represented the tenant.
Read more at: http://dc.citybizlist.com/article/376293/hr-retail-completes-six-retail-leases-in-maryland#sthash.rnjGlLuj.dpuf
H&R Retail Represents Hobby Lobby in 57,497 SF Lease for New Store in California, Md.August 18, 2016
David Ward and Ben Hoskins with H&R Retail represented Hobby Lobby in the transaction, along with co-broker The Keith Corporation. The property owner is Shanri Holdings Corporation. The new Hobby Lobby store is slated to open in early 2017.According to Mr. Ward, H&R Retail principal, “We are pleased to have completed this transaction on behalf of Hobby Lobby. Hobby Lobby is one of our long-term, valued clients and this location in St. Mary’s County is perfect for a new store.”
Read more at: http://dc.citybizlist.com/article/370855/hr-retail-represents-hobby-lobby-in-57497-sf-lease-for-new-store-in-california-md#sthash.6xunjJE9.dpuf
Tex-Mex Restaurant Planning Fall Opening in RockvilleAugust 17, 2016
The Texas chain Chuy’s announced Friday it’s planning to open its first Maryland location in Rockville in October. The restaurant is building out a 7,300-square-foot space at Federal Plaza where Ruby Tuesday used to be.
Chuy’s has opened four restaurants in Northern Virginia in the past two years. The company said in 2014 it expects to open about a dozen restaurants in the Washington, D.C.-area.
Read more: http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/Web-2016/Tex-Mex-Restaurant-Planning-Fall-Opening-in-Rockville/
iFly indoor skydiving opens in White Marsh — and this BBJ reporter takes a flightAugust 17, 2016
We have a family entertainment focus," said Matt Ryan, president and COO of iFly. "As we expanded along the country, the Baltimore market has a lot of young families with children looking for out-of-home entertainment, and visibility from the highway is important to us."
Visibility from the highway, it turns out, is not a problem for the new location. Driving north on Interstate 95, it would be hard to miss the 68-foot tall building on your left.
Dulles-based contractor M.C. Dean to shift headquarters to TysonsJuly 21, 2016
M.C. Dean, one of the D.C. region's largest private employers with about 1,400 local employees, plans to relocate from its current home at 22980 Indian Creek Drive to The Boro, where it will lease about 85,807 square feet. It is the latest company to sign on there, joining management software company Cvent Inc. and media company Tegna.READ MORE
Pintxos Lovers, Rejoice: Basque Restaurant Anxo Opens TodayJuly 21, 2016
Anxo has hosted various pop-ups since the restaurant opening was announced over a year ago. Now it has a permanent home complete with exposed brick and wooden finishes (take a peek at the interior here). The name comes from the nickname for Basajuan, a creature from Basque mythologyREAD MORE
Prince George’s County Gets First Nordstrom Rack at Woodmore Towne CentreJuly 12, 2016
GLENARDEN, MD--The 30,000-square foot store, as well as another 29,000 square feet of retail, will be part of Woodmore’s phase two of development.READ MORE