The Mosaic District at Merrifield shows what could be happening in central Annandale if developers and property owners could get their act together.
The first store to open at the Mosaic development will be the Target, set to open in October. The Angelika Film Center is slated to open in spring 2013. The other stores will start opening this fall and continue through summer 2013. Quite a few retail spaces are still available, though.
Among retailers that recently signed on: Sweetgreen, Anthropologie, South Moon Under, and Dolcezza Artisanal Gelato. The hotel going up on Lee Highway next to Target will be a Hyatt, rather than a Sierra, as announced earlier. Hyatt owns the Sierra chain.
The town house development, under construction by EYA, will have an open house event on Saturday, June 9, noon-4 p.m., with samples from some of the restaurants coming to Mosaic and a chance to win gift certificates from retailers and restaurants.
So far, 41 of the 112 EYA townhouses have already been purchased. Prices range from $629,900 to the upper $800,000s. Children who live there will attend Fairhill Elementary, Luther Jackson Middle School, and Falls Church High School.
|The building in the background will be a parking deck|