Just a minor correction: Courthouse Kitchen and Bath and GNC are still in the shopping center, not already gone, and staying on as far as I know. The center will definitely be re-developed, with plans to start this year. As for Blockbuster, they are closing 1,000+ stores nationwide, so several in the DC, VA, MD area have closed or are closing. The one in Fairfax Circle is still open for your shopping needs and it's less than a mile away. Ranger Surplus had two more profitable locations and decided to focus there--had nothing to do with the rent, they had a really good rent. Royal Ahold undertook a lot of restructuring of Giant supermarkets when it took over the company, and the store in Turnpike was just old and out of date. The left turn lane was restored back last fall, so access is better. There was a reference to "while people stores." That's ironic since the gentleman in charge of the redevelopment and tenant mix is Numa Jerome, Senior Vice President for East Coast Leasing with Combined Properties. He's an intelligent, visionary leader, who also happens to be African-American, who is looking to make the Turnpike Shopping Center a really unique and exciting destination for Fairfax shoppers. He can be reached on 202 736-2841 or NJerome@Combined.biz
. Hang in there, this eyesore will soon be improved and give you some great restaurants and other service establishments!