Pinecrest Plaza on Route 236 and Braddock Road now has seven vacancies, since Shear Shack moved out Feb. 24. With space for 32 tenants, nearly a third of the shopping center is empty.
Shear Shack relocated to 205 S. Whiting St., #306, in Alexandria, in the Landmark area.
Pinecrest Plaza lost its anchor when Staples closed in October. Representatives of Edens have failed to return repeated phone calls about what might happen to that space or whether there are plans to redevelop the property.
“I don’t know what’s going on. They don’t tell us anything. No one returns our calls,” says Jolly.
Storefronts have stayed vacant long after other tenants left, Jolly says. Among the businesses that have vacated Pinecrest Plaza: a drycleaners, chiropractor, tennis store, tutoring center, Let’s Dish, Menchie’s frozen yogurt, and Flippin Pizza.
“Every year more businesses are going. Last year was the worst,” Jolly says. Shear Shack wasn’t hurt when Supercuts opened, but says it’s “not good work ethics” to have two hair salons in the same center.