|An illustration of the new shopping center. The store names are just examples of what might go there.|
Remember the old Black Tie Cleaners at 3037 Annandale Road? It’s coming back in the new shopping center under construction on that property.
Black Tie, which had been there for some 20 years, closed last October. The distinctive barn-shaped building (a former Red Barn restaurant) was torn down several months ago.
No one has officially signed on yet, says Jeff Lawson, a representative of Park Real Estate Group, but a dentist, high-end take-out place, and real estate broker have expressed interest in leasing space. There won’t be a sit-down restaurant, as there aren’t enough parking spaces. “The right mix of tenants will depend on what creates the best atmosphere for the neighborhood,” Lawson says. He says the project should be completed in October.