Pickleball courts to take over former Bed Bath & Beyond space

Score another point for fast-growing pickleball. A health and fitness club is expanding at Annapolis Towne Center, with plans to convert a former Bed Bath & Beyond store into an 11-court pickleball hub and lounge by year’s end.

Chase adding even more branches across Greater Washington

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is planning to open at least 30 more branches in the D.C. region and nearly 200 across all of Maryland, Virginia and D.C. over the next three years as it continues its aggressive expansion in markets where it had historically had little to no presence.

Top Retail Leases Recognized for Washington, DC

Prominent retail leases signed by Whole Foods Market, Bob’s Discount Furniture and Sprouts Farmers Market negotiated by top dealmakers from Rappaport and H&R Retail are among the third-quarter retail leases recognized by CoStar.

Fitness chain StretchLab bulking up in Greater Washington

Need help limbering up after too much time chained to the desk? A one-on-one assisted stretching chain that’s got big plans for Greater Washington wants to help. Irvine, California-based based StretchLab, with more than 300 studios, is ramping up its network of franchises across the U.S. and is looking to add multiple locations in the… Read more »

Goodwill Signs 10-Year Lease with Woodbridge Industrial Facility

Goodwill of Greater Washington has signed a 10-year lease agreement for the 95 East Distribution Center in Woodbridge, Virginia, with the joint venture of Cannon Hill Capital Partners and The Pinkard Group. Goodwill will occupy 83,753 square feet, which accounts for 73% of the Class A industrial building.

Ross Dress For Less to Open Second Location in Woodbridge

Ross Dress For Less has leased its second property in Woodbridge, Virginia. The new location spans 22,721 square feet and is situated at Marumsco Plaza, a shopping center on Richmond Highway owned by The Garrett Companies,

Announcing the WBJ’s 40 Under 40 honorees for 2023

Our 40 Under 40 program is one of the most competitive the Washington Business Journal fields each year — and this year is no different. Selected from hundreds of nominations, this year’s roundup of rising stars represents Greater Washington’s diverse industries, regions and backgrounds.

BEST LEASE Lego Discovery Center

Springfield Town Center landing the lease in 2022 for the new Lego Discovery Center, billed as Lego’s latest spin on its nationwide themed attractions and the first of its kind in the D.C. area, bodes well for the landlord’s long and hard-fought efforts to turn the mall into a mixed-use destination.

Chuck E. Cheese plans new venue in Kensington

There’s a mouse stirring about in Montgomery County. Chuck E. Cheese Entertainment LLC has inked a deal for a new location at White Flint Plaza in Kensington, where the family entertainment facility featuring a rodent mascot and his friends will join a mix of tenants including a new PGA Tour Superstore and discount grocery chain Aldi. CEC… Read more »

Virtual reality gaming company Sandbox VR opening at The Boro in Tysons

The Boro in Tysons is going virtual. Virtual reality gaming company Sandbox VR has inked a deal to open a roughly 7,500-square-foot entertainment venue at the mixed-use development by Greensboro Drive and Silver Hill Drive. The San Francisco company will join a mix of tenants at The Boro, including Whole Foods Market, Showplace Icon Theater,… Read more »

Circa, Él Bebe restaurants open at The Boro in Tysons

Metropolitan Hospitality Group is finally ready to take the wraps off two new restaurants at The Boro in Tysons, roughly three years after inking a deal for the space in the mixed-use development near the Greensboro Metro station.