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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Loehmann's Plaza renamed Graham Park Plaza



With Loehmann’s long gone from Loehmann’s Plaza – the discount clothing company went out of business last January – Federal Realty Investment Trust, the owner of the shopping center on Route 50 in Falls Church, is changing its name from Loehmanns Plaza to “Graham Park Plaza.”

According to a Sept. 16 press release, new signage will be installed in October. The release says Federal Realty worked with the Broyhill Park Civic Association to solicit community input on a new name. Graham Park was selected because the shopping center is between Graham Road and Parkwood Court. Last May, Stein Mart moved into the space vacated by Loehmann’s.

9 comments:

  1. Why???? So what if they moved out. Everyone knows Loehmann's

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  2. Federal Realty, please leave the name alone! The new name sounds silly and has no historical value. It's been Loehmann's Plaza since day 1 and it should stay the same. Nobody cares if the store is there or not.

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  3. They wanted to name it Graham Cracker Plaza, but it sounded vauely racist.

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    1. Bravo, almost got milk up my nose.

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  4. Do not change the name! It will always be Loehmann's Plaza

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  5. Here's a suggestion: Falls Camp Plaza. This ties back to the history of the site -- the former Falls Church Airpark and, long before that, Camp Alger.

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  6. It will be like everything else: newcomers will call it by its new name while "old-timers" will continue to call it Loehmann's (also see "National Airport" & "Arlington Hospital").

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  7. Forget about changing the name, do something important like replacing that awful SteinMart!

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