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Monday, July 24, 2017

Black Squirrel coming to the Loren in Seven Corners

The Loren is open.
The Loren, the new apartment complex at 6410 Arlington Boulevard in Seven Corners will have a Black Squirrel gastropub on the first floor.

Black Squirrel is expected to open in eight months to a year, said Nina Kent, property manager with the Bozzuto Group. The Black Squirrel, specializing in craft beer and pub food, has locations in Adams Morgan in D.C. and Merrifield near the Dun Loring Metro station.
The pool deck and courtyard seen from an apartment balcony.
There is also space in the Loren for five additional commercial tenants.

The five-story building is not completely finished, but 12 apartments have already been leased and one tenant has moved in, Kent said.

The lobby
The building has 171 apartments, ranging from one-bedroom (starting at about $1,800 a month) to units with two bedrooms and den ($2,800 a month). There are also 14 rental townhouses at the rear, facing South Street.

The lounge/game room on the first floor.
The first floor of the building has a fitness center; coffee bar; business center with computers, printer, and conference table; a lounge with TVs, fireplace, and pool table; and a communal kitchen that will be used for catered meals and cooking demonstrations. There’s a swimming pool and seating area with a fire pit and grill in the outdoor courtyard.

The kitchen area on the first floor will be used for cooking demonstrations.
Free shuttles to the East Falls Church Metro station will operate for residents Mondays through Fridays, 7-9 a.m. and 4-7 p.m., starting in August.

A two-bedroom apartment.
A tour of the building, hosted by sales and marketing associate Amy Parada, included a 730-square foot one-bedroom apartment that rents for $2,115 a month. Like all the units in the building, it has a washer and dryer, stainless steel General Electric appliances, granite counters, laminate floors, and track lighting.

We also visited a two-bedroom 1,128-square foot unit with two balconies that leases for $2,705 a month.

The Loren includes 14 townhouses on South Street.
The townhouses are expected to be completed at the end of July. All of them have three levels and the same floor plan, although they vary in size – from 1,400 to 1,500 square feet. None of them have been leased yet.

The 1,502-square foot townhouse we visited has two bedrooms and two and a-half bathrooms and is expected to rent for about $3,460 a month.

The model townhouse.
Tenants at the Loren pay for their own utilities and water plus a $10 a month trash fee. Parking is an extra cost, too. Residents can rent a parking spot for $75 a month. Guests can park free in the retail spots or pay $5 a day in parking spaces set aside for guests.

Pets are allowed (except for certain breeds, such as Great Danes and pit bulls), but there is a one-time $500 pet fee and a $50 monthly charge per pet.

The courtyard, with the fire pit on the left.
Prospective tenants are charged a $300 refundable reservation fee and $50 application fee. After signing a lease, there’s a $400 move-in fee and a $500 security deposit.

The “early adopter” program offers special deals – such as two free apartment cleanings, an Amazon Echo, or a pet grooming session – for tenants who sign a lease within 48 hours of taking a tour. 

South Street, seen from a balcony.


  1. It is very nice to see non-slum lord run apartments in that area, and with retail, too. This is more of what Mason District needs.

    1. Not Mason District -- but close! It is Providence District.

    2. The only prime market for slum lord apartments and boarding houses is in the area is in Mason District, its the Mason Mecca! Want to live in a slum come to Mason District.

    3. Which explains how/why it got built. Could never happen in Pennyland... as long as she's around.

    4. Holy crap! Get. A. Grip. Fantastic development literally right across the street and all you can do is whine!!!

      I work right next door in the towers, so I'm excited for the prospect of additional eating options within walking distance without having to traverse 7 corners. Black Squirrel sounds interesting... Wonder if they serve squirrel as an option (just kidding).

  2. $3,460 a month for 1,500 sq ft and 2 BRs in seven corners?!?! seems pricey to me.

  3. this same development in Mason would have gotten a Taco Bell/KFC instead.