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Friday, May 26, 2017

Improvements planned for Barcroft Plaza


Barcroft Plaza is getting a facelift, the Washington Business Journal (WBJ) reports. Federal Realty Investment Trust plans to spend $3.2 million on new facades, improvements to standalone building that houses Bank of America, outdoor seating for Starbucks, and a better connection between Harris Teeter and the stores at 6464 Lincolnia Road.

Federal Realty purchased the Lincolnia Road section (including Super Dollar, Modern Hair and Nails, Capital Outlet, Super Pollo, and 7-Eleven) in November for $5.275 million.

Federal Realty Senior Vice President Wendy Seher told WBJ the company is interested in investing in Barcroft Plaza now that it has full control of the site. The lease for Super Pollo was renewed shortly after the purchase.

The company plans to start work on the eastern portion of the shopping and the building with Bank of America and Fairfax Laundromat in July. Work on the older portion of the site will be several months behind. The first phase could be completed by the end of the year.

A new restaurant/sports bar, Glory Days Grill, is expected to open at the eastern end of retail center by Labor Day. WBJ says it will have an outdoor seating area.

Barcroft Plaza has at least three vacant stores. Federal Realty has hired an outside brokerage, KLNB to market the property and attract “a wider mix of high-quality tenants,” according to WBJ. 

8 comments:

  1. All sounds good - can't wait!

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  2. Some welcome renewal for Mason District. Good news!

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  3. Can't wait for Glory Days!!!

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  4. Also, the Benjamin Moore paint store at Barcroft Plaza has a new owner as of last Monday. It is no longer part of Vienna Paint. New owner is Mabel Ledezma, Color by Design. She is wonderful. She helped me match paint to my new bathroom tile. She had a great eye for color. She provides service with a smile and is a fabulous addition to the shopping center. The phone number and hours are the same as when Vienna Paint owned the shop.

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    1. I had a good experience at the paint store yesterday. I urge you to shop locally if you can avoid the big box stores.

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  5. Make the Harris Teeter larger, it is is best tenant but one of the smaller locations and does not offer all the amenities of the one on Duke Street. Finally Federal Realty has a brain in their head. Instead of chasing DMVs its finally acknowledging the needs of the community and patrons its serves.

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    1. Apparently people do not want or need those amenities, the low-cost Aldi that just opened down the road already appears to be busy and thriving.

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  6. Can't wait for Glory Days or something similar there!

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