Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Development continues to spread around the red line’s Rhode Island Avenue metro station, with news that the Brentwood Shopping Center is nearing completion at the intersection of Rhode Island Avenue and Brentwood Road, NE. The new 58,000-sf strip mall will house 8 new stores, including a much-needed bank, but not a good non- fast food restaurant for this part of town. The center is to begin scheduled shop openings by the end of September (with all shops open by the end of October). With nearby new condo projects starting to spring up in Brentwood, such as the RIA at 1007 Rhode Island Avenue and a Metro Properties project at 1300 Rhode Island Avenue, we can anticipate further retail development in this neighborhood soon.