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Last Week Lowe’s opens and now “Three More National Retailers Headed to the Shops at Dakota Crossing”

by Prince Of Petworth November 23, 2015 at 10:40 am 11 Comments

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From a press release:

“Trammell Crow Company (TCC), Fort Lincoln New Town Corporation and CSG Urban Partners announced that three additional national retailers have joined the tenant roster at Shops at Dakota Crossing, a 430,000-square-foot, Class A retail center currently anchored by Costco and Lowe’s. DICK’s Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), PetSmart, Inc. and a third national retailer signed long-term leases to occupy a combined square footage of 85,500.

Ed. Note: Washington Business Journal reports the third retail will be Marshalls.

In a continuing trend started by Costco and Lowe’s, the new DICK’s Sporting Goods will be the retailer’s first store in the District of Columbia. Construction on the final phase of the Project has started and will be complete in 4Q 2016. With these transactions, Shops at Dakota Crossing is over 87 percent occupied.

Located on 44 acres of land along the northeastern edge of the District of Columbia, the site of this world-class retail center is passed by more than 100,000 commuters, tourists and other drivers on a daily basis. A part of the Fort Lincoln neighborhood, the stores and restaurants of the Shops at Dakota Crossing are within walking distance to one of the most vibrant and successful residential communities in Ward 5.

The remaining retail space will be occupied by a variety of tenants including small shops and restaurants and will incorporate a mixture of neighborhood retailers and national chains. The Shops at Dakota Crossing retail center includes many neighborhood-friendly design features, including a central, walkable “Main Street” of small shops and restaurants, pedestrian-friendly connections to the surrounding residential developments and several public plazas and open spaces with outdoor seating.”

  • jal

    Love having a closer Lowes! I just hope the final buildout improves the the traffic flow for Costco on the weekends. That parking lot can be a challenge.

    • We went on Sunday to prep for Thanksgiving. Oh my goodness, what a madhouse.

      • GabeYo

        The Costco parking lot is the Seven Corners of Hell.

  • Derek

    My kingdom for a Wegman’s

  • dat

    Not my top choice for retailers, but not bad! Agreed that I would love to see a Wegman’s here… but that’s probably a pipe dream.

    Having a Lowes in DC is fantastic. Home Depot desperately needed the competition.

    That said, they REALLY need to fix the traffic flow issues — especially in the Costco parking lot.

  • Anon

    I too dream of a Wegman’s here, but I would bet Costco has an agreement that no other store that could be direct competition is allowed to go into that complex. I hope I’m wrong…

    • HIll Easter

      The Costco in Landover is in the same shopping center as a Wegman’s. Regardless, I am not holding my breath for one to open in DC any time soon.

  • ustreetmayor

    I was over that way last week. Traffic flow is much better since they opened the road that goes down by Lowes. The lower end of the road is right at the Costco gas pumps. Additionally, it appears they are working on an ramp that will allow cars to go directly onto South Dakota Avenue as well.

  • Anon

    Given the proliferation of unleashed’s throughout DC, I’m not sure a megamart version is needed within the city boundaries, but hey, not my money.
    The big box store I can think of that might actually be needed within the city is an IKEA (College Park; I know).

  • FtLincolnLove

    I live across the street from these shops! The third big retailer is Marshall’s (bye money), and I’ve heard whispers that we may be getting a Panera and Starbucks. Apparently Five Below is also going in. Not terribly thrilled about Five Below (or Dick’s Sporting Goods really), but at the end of the day I am just happy we are actually getting something other than Costco. I certainly won’t miss the dirt mountains lining Ft. Lincoln Drive. In regards to traffic flow, opening up the entrance by Lowe’s and adding the light has REALLY helped. I no longer want to scream and cry trying to enter or leave my neighborhood on the weekend!

    • C

      On word about a Famous Dave’s?


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