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Furniture Retailer Ethan Allen and More Stores Announced for The Boro Development

by Vernon Miles February 1, 2019 at 10:45 am 2 Comments

A brand new suite of retail options has just been announced for The Boro, a large development near the Greensboro Metro station planned to compete with the Tysons Corner Center mall as a commercial hub.

The largest of the new tenants is a two-story Ethan Allen furniture store, according to a press release from the Meridian Group. The store is relocating from a Route 7 location and opening a 11,500-square-foot location at the corner of Boro Place and Westpark Drive.

Six other new retail locations were also announced, including:

  • Colour Bar Studio: a hair salon offering a variety of services including coloring and haircuts. The 3,400-square-foot salon, Colour Bar’s second in Northern Virginia, will be on the second floor of The Loft along Boro Place.
  • Paris Baguette: a French bakery offering an assortment of breads, pastries and cakes baked daily, as well as chef-inspired sandwiches and salads. Paris Baguette’s second location in Northern Virginia, the 2,600-square-foot café will be located on the ground floor of Boro Tower at the corner of Broad Street and Solutions Drive.
  • Akira Ramen & Izakaya: a restaurant that makes its own Soba noodles and features an open kitchen. This is Akira Ramen’s second location and they are opening a 2,000-square-foot restaurant on Boro Place, across from Whole Foods Market.
  • Tysons Nail Lounge: the lounge will be an expansion of Mint Nail Lounge, a premier manicure, pedicure and waxing lounge in the Mosaic District. The 1,600-square-foot location on the second floor of The Loft.
  • Poki DC: a 1,400-square-foot location offering poke as well as freshly-brewed bubble tea. Poki DC will open on Boro Place, adjacent to Akira Ramen.
  • Verizon Wireless: will offer phones, accessories and support services. Its 1,400-square-foot store will be on Greensboro Drive.

The new stores are scheduled to open alongside the 69,000 square-foot Whole Foods Market, ShowPlace ICON Theaters, and other retail sometime later this year. The exact date has not been announced.

  • BettyB

    Looking forward to these new Tysons restaurants. I do worry how easily accessible some of these new retail areas will be, given the emphasis on new development is to discourage driving, and yet Tysons is far from being a walkable city. If you live in Tysons, but not across the street, nor within a short walk to the metro, or you want to stop in to eat on the way elsewhere, it just makes sense to drive the 5 minutes there. Will there be sufficient parking at the Boro?

  • Shopno

    Parking will be a nightmare and crossing route 7 to Gosnell will be horrible during rush hour as it already is. Let’s put up more buildings and not sync the traffic lights.

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