Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Ground Floor

Big Lots, the close out/overstock retailer, is coming to Edgewood.  Construction is starting shortly on a 37,000 s.f. shell located at 514 Rhode Island, Ave., NE.

The fish market on the corner of 14th and P St, NW closed two weeks ago.  No details yet on what will replace the decrepit relic on the prominent Logan Circle corner.

Wagamama, the highly anticipated British ramen restaurant, is moving forward with their build out in Penn Quarter.  The estimated start date is late July 2012.

The Protein Bar, a healthy food and catering restaurant, is coming to JBG's development at 800 N. Glebe Rd.  Construction is slated to start in late July.

Bar Louie, the stadium-sized bar at Gallery Place, is opening their first MD location in Rockville Town Center.  The grand opening will be celebrated June 18-24th.

Update:  Big Lots is coming to Edgewood, not Brookland.

Jen Angotti is a DCRE agent licensed in DC and VA.  She also writes Concrete Jungle DC, a blog about real estate and design.


Anonymous said...

Great to have this column back -- keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Big Lots? Really? Great-- another big box store with a massive parking lot. What a great thing for the community. We sure don't want independently owned businesses and walkable communities. We want to live in a mini-suburb. Obviously.

brookland_rez said...

514 Rhode Island Avenue is the Foreman Mills shopping center. They must be moving into the old Safeway space. A Sav-a-lot is also moving into that space but they are not taking the whole space.

IMGoph on Jun 13, 2012, 3:59:00 PM said...

Jen: That Big Lots is going into Edgewood, not Brookland. Worth making an edit there.

Anonymous said...

Is there a source for the Wagamama report? Can't remember how many times over the past 3 or 4 years they have said that they are going to start build out. Anyone hoping for Wagamama to open in DC at this point will wait to see actual progress on the space.

Anonymous said...

Brookland and Edgewood are close but no cigar. You noted the wrong community. The best way to avoid this mistake in the future is to run the address through the REAL Property database map thingy on

Anonymous said...

That strip mall is not changing with the demographics. Why are they putting in another lowest of the low end retailers?!? The best thing they could do is to redevelop that whole complex.


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