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Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: JK ()
Date: July 23, 2012 04:49PM

A much-needed redevelopment of the Fairfax Circle Shopping Center located at the intersections of Rt. 50 (Fairfax Blvd) and Rt. 29 (Lee Hwy) is in the planning stages. Plans include a Harris Teeter (secured) 50,000 sq ft grocery store, complemented by other retail uses, with condos above the shops and 2 parking garages.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: hoocoodanode ()
Date: July 23, 2012 08:42PM

JK Wrote:
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> A much-needed redevelopment of the Fairfax Circle
> Shopping Center located at the intersections of
> Rt. 50 (Fairfax Blvd) and Rt. 29 (Lee Hwy) is in

That's not Fairfax Circle. You must mean Rt 50 and Old Lee Highway.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Jazzy Juice ()
Date: July 23, 2012 08:56PM

Are you sure about this.. is there a link?

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Where? ()
Date: July 24, 2012 06:31AM

Where the crappy Kmart is located? Across from the new Walmart?

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: omnomnom ()
Date: July 24, 2012 07:59AM

hoocoodanode Wrote:
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> JK Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > A much-needed redevelopment of the Fairfax
> Circle
> > Shopping Center located at the intersections of
> > Rt. 50 (Fairfax Blvd) and Rt. 29 (Lee Hwy) is
> in
>
> That's not Fairfax Circle. You must mean Rt 50 and
> Old Lee Highway.

I hope youre not serious. Thats the same intersection.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: July 24, 2012 08:05AM

if anyone's confused - its where the Dunkin Dounuts, Outdoor Store, and AT&T are, across from the Chick-fil-A right after the eastern entrance of Fairfax Blvd into the city

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: omnomnom ()
Date: July 24, 2012 08:06AM

Thank you gordon, at least someone knows the roads around here.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Lester Burnham ()
Date: July 24, 2012 09:15AM

No more Peter Pan Buffet? A Harris Teeter would be great in that location, but I would be interested in seeing which stores stay and go. A more seamless connection between the side with Staples/HTO and the smaller retailer stores would be great, especially if they could fix the area in front of Performance Bike and subway which just dangerous for walking if you are not paying attention.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Sardines ()
Date: July 24, 2012 09:33AM

JK Wrote:
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> A much-needed redevelopment of the Fairfax Circle
> Shopping Center located at the intersections of
> Rt. 50 (Fairfax Blvd) and Rt. 29 (Lee Hwy) is in
> the planning stages. Plans include a Harris Teeter
> (secured) 50,000 sq ft grocery store, complemented
> by other retail uses, with condos above the shops
> and 2 parking garages.

Just what we need, more condos. Next they'll be building high
rises on the median strips.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: old timey ()
Date: July 24, 2012 11:20AM

sardines said,"Just what we need, more condos. Next they'll be building high
rises on the median strips'


this comes right on top of the soon to be redeveloped Circle Towers and Metrowest is quite a ways from being fully devloped. traffic will be effing awful in a couple years along Route 29 from Merrifield to Fairfax Circle and beyond.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: snakeinthegrass ()
Date: July 24, 2012 12:04PM

Any work done to that shopping center would be welcome. Level the whole thing and start over.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Merrified Metro ()
Date: July 24, 2012 12:33PM

HEY EVERYBODY ARE YOU ALL TALKING ABOUT MERRIFIELD METRO LOCATION A HARRIS TWEETER & 2 CAR GARAGE COMMING SOON IN PROCESS OF BEING BUILT AS I WRITE THIS...


I HAVE NOT SEEN ANY PERMITS FOR FAIRFAX CIRCLE DEVELOPMENT

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Kamp Washingtonian ()
Date: July 24, 2012 01:31PM

They are making their first presentation to the Fairfax City Council tonight.

Here is a link to the presentation...

http://fairfax.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=2&event_id=148&meta_id=30105

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Lester Burnham ()
Date: July 24, 2012 03:22PM

Kamp Washingtonian Wrote:
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> They are making their first presentation to the
> Fairfax City Council tonight.
>
> Here is a link to the presentation...
>
> http://fairfax.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id
> =2&event_id=148&meta_id=30105


Thanks for providing the link! At first glance this looks like a nice development and I like the mixed-use concept, although I can see how it can create new traffic issues without complimentary road improvements. If they could attract a nice sitdown restaurant (another GAR property to bookend Artie's around the corner?) this might be a nice place.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: ripped forearms ()
Date: July 24, 2012 03:30PM

So are they gonna do away with bubbas? Where are they going to relocate the junkyard of old broken down cars that pollute the parking lot?

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: JK ()
Date: July 24, 2012 03:55PM

I'd think that Staples and Ruby Tuesday would stay, don't know about the rest.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: NRA 75 ()
Date: July 24, 2012 05:44PM

No more fucking Walgreen's!!!!!!!!

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Olde Tyme ()
Date: July 25, 2012 01:18AM

Wasn't there a Safeway in that shopping center, and a single-screen movie theater next to Staples?

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Kamp Washingtonian ()
Date: July 25, 2012 07:46AM

Yah, thats the sad part. The movie theater (which was the biggest Lowe's in the country for a while) was converted into the HTO store. You can still tell where it was by the part of the shopping center that pops up.

I'm all for redeveloping this shopping center and I know it isn't historic or anything, but it will still be sad to see it finally gone.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Native Speaker ()
Date: July 25, 2012 08:59AM

That movie theater was awesome. I aw Return of the Jedi and a bunch of other movies there a long time ago. It was enourmous. It will be sad to see all that go, but it does need a change. Maybe Peter Pan Buffet can get torn down as well.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Jazzy Juice ()
Date: July 26, 2012 03:43PM

Any new news on this front? How the the hearing go? Is the city moving forward with the next step in the zoning/approval process?

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: JK ()
Date: July 26, 2012 06:50PM

They were just preliminary plans. Completion wouldn't be till at least 2014 or 2015.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: My mutha the car ()
Date: July 27, 2012 08:43AM

Is the auto body shop going to be chased away?

and Malik Kabob just opened

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Sigmund ()
Date: July 27, 2012 08:18PM

Like a previous poster said, it would be best to knock the whole center down and start over. The center was poorly designed from the beginning with the two sections in an odd configuration. Safeway and Dart Drug were the main original tenants on the higher elevation section. The theater and Giant Food were on the smaller pad. (Giant was where Staples is today). Safeway closed because they opened a larger store at Pan Am Shopping Center. Giant closed due to POOR BUSINESS and this was in the early 70's when times were better in that neighborhood. Giant rarely closed stores unless sales were exceptionally bad, plus there was a Super Giant up the road that had a larger selection. I don't know why Harris Teeter would want to come back to that area. They tore down another old former Safeway (later Pflatzgraff Factory Outlet) on Main Street to build a new store that failed several years ago. No smart national grocer would go there if they do their research. In theory it looks like a killer location, but with the obstacle of the 'circle' - a large chain will not be able to do workable profit. Oh well, let them learn and history will repeat itself.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: July 27, 2012 08:25PM

1) the Population of the area has at least doubled since the 70's so there are actually more potential customers now.

2)Aside from the vienna metro redevelopment, the plan includes multi-family unit buldings.

Yeah Harris teeter isn't working out in this area because they are not competitive on on price but they do build out nice stores.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: iufgj ()
Date: August 01, 2012 08:00AM

"Yeah Harris teeter isn't working out in this area because they are not competitive on on price but they do build out nice stores"

they should stick with one story buildings. i like the items they carry not available elsewhere but the prices are on the high side

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: res ()
Date: August 01, 2012 12:10PM

I hope they cram a couple banks and drug stores in that new plan. We need those!

Nice plan though, will f-up Performance bike and HTO for a year though.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: August 01, 2012 01:44PM

Than banks must be building branches anywhere in everywhere because there is some loophole that allows RE values to be included in reserve ratios or something.

10 years ago with the internet well underway i thought bank branches would be closing down left and right.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/01/2012 01:45PM by Hay Zeus.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Jazzy Juice ()
Date: April 20, 2013 02:59AM

What's the latest on this much needed redevelopment?

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: SideShow Bob ()
Date: May 02, 2013 05:13PM

I wasn't able to find much new content in Google searches, so I emailed the City of Fairfax Community Development & Planning about the Circle Plaza Redevelopment and they indicated there would be more meetings this summer:

As you had mentioned, the City has received an application for the complete redevelopment of the Fairfax Circle Plaza (the shopping center containing Staples, Hudson Trail Outfitters, etc.). The owners of the shopping center are proposing to demolish the existing building and replace it with a 6-story building containing approximately 100,000 sq. ft. of retail space plus 400 rental apartments and a structured parking garage.

In order to be built as proposed, the project will need approval from Fairfax City Council, as well as from Fairfax County (because a portion of the property lies outside of City limits) and from VDOT. Within the City, the project will be reviewed at public hearings in front of the Planning Commission as well as City Council, likely in mid-summer.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: JK ()
Date: May 02, 2013 07:08PM

The city needs to consider the needs of the city residents (whether drivers, pedestrians or bikers) prior to the needs of commuters or tourists. This development MUST be friendly to drivers, pedestrians and bikers. Think bike lanes, bike stands and wide sidewalks in order to be a good project.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Amused ()
Date: February 21, 2015 10:57PM

JK Wrote:
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> I'd think that Staples and Ruby Tuesday would
> stay, don't know about the rest.


God. You guys are all losers to post on this board haha you all must have no friends so need to find lonely people on here I guess. Power to you all, googled the shopping center to get a store list and came across you guys yapping about dumb shit.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: New News 1 ()
Date: June 10, 2015 05:29PM

Shopping Center is now in its last few weeks. Hi to apartments, traffic, and some small convenience stores under the buildings.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Pascal ()
Date: June 10, 2015 06:50PM

What about the Lamb Center? Unaffected?

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: M6kYd ()
Date: June 10, 2015 07:00PM

Lamb Center? Fine.

Idiots Mentioning Lamb Center? Still Idiots.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Date: June 10, 2015 09:50PM

New News 1 Wrote:
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> Shopping Center is now in its last few weeks. Hi
> to apartments, traffic, and some small convenience
> stores under the buildings.

Proof? How's it going?

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: snakeinthegrass ()
Date: June 11, 2015 10:36PM

The staples is moving to the strip mall with Total Wine and Chuck E Cheese. The rest of it can burn to the ground. Not sure why they're even taking new leases like the vape shop that is next to the cash for gold store...

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Homo says what? ()
Date: June 11, 2015 10:58PM

Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Amused ()
Date: February 21, 2015 10:57PM

JK Wrote:
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> I'd think that Staples and Ruby Tuesday would
> stay, don't know about the rest.


God. You guys are all losers to post on this board haha you all must have no friends so need to find lonely people on here I guess. Power to you all, googled the shopping center to get a store list and came across you guys yapping about dumb shit.


Yes, we yap about dumb shit, which makes you the primary topic asshole.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: jesusfuckpants ()
Date: June 13, 2015 08:23PM

I like the ghettoishness of Fairfax circle. The Lamb Center was a gift from god when i was a teen...plenty of hobos to get me and my female acquaintances wasted and fucking.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Sheesh... ()
Date: June 13, 2015 09:45PM

You needed hobos for that? What a useless fucking asshole!

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Definitely ()
Date: June 13, 2015 11:33PM

Sheesh... Wrote:
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> You needed hobos for that? What a useless fucking
> asshole!


Hobos and useless, impotent retirees. One in the same.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Merry Mango ()
Date: March 03, 2016 07:42PM


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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: LunnJ ()
Date: March 04, 2016 08:33AM

LunnJ

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Nicdoot ()
Date: March 04, 2016 11:47AM

Did they keep Dunkin Donuts? I think I hear Ruby Tuesdays didn't make it. Are they demolishing now?

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: AlmostSpring ()
Date: March 04, 2016 08:25PM

Nicdoot Wrote:
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> Did they keep Dunkin Donuts? I think I hear Ruby
> Tuesdays didn't make it. Are they demolishing now?

Dunkin is still there because it wasn't part of the property; Ruby Tuesday closed in December. I wish they would hurry and start demolishing the buildings because the center looks old and tacky--well, it always did, but it's worse now that everything is vacant.

Anyone know what grocery store is going in? I heard Harris Teeter or Giant; but then again, I heard that a Harris Teeter is supposed to go near the Dunn Loring Metro.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Lotte ()
Date: March 04, 2016 08:28PM

AlmostSpring Wrote:
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>
> Anyone know what grocery store is going in? I
> heard Harris Teeter or Giant; but then again, I
> heard that a Harris Teeter is supposed to go near
> the Dunn Loring Metro.


The Lotte is moving from across the street.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: John Lennon ()
Date: March 05, 2016 06:53AM

Lotte Wrote:
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> AlmostSpring Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> >
> > Anyone know what grocery store is going in? I
> > heard Harris Teeter or Giant; but then again, I
> > heard that a Harris Teeter is supposed to go
> near
> > the Dunn Loring Metro.
>
>
> The Lotte is moving from across the street.

Imagine if that were true. The value of the property would instantly plummet. The store could be brand new, but would smell like shit and be roach infested within a week. The entire development would end up looking like a third-world ghetto.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: yourmom ()
Date: March 05, 2016 07:08AM

AlmostSpring Wrote:
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> Nicdoot Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Did they keep Dunkin Donuts? I think I hear
> Ruby
> > Tuesdays didn't make it. Are they demolishing
> now?
>
> Dunkin is still there because it wasn't part of
> the property; Ruby Tuesday closed in December. I
> wish they would hurry and start demolishing the
> buildings because the center looks old and
> tacky--well, it always did, but it's worse now
> that everything is vacant.
>
> Anyone know what grocery store is going in? I
> heard Harris Teeter or Giant; but then again, I
> heard that a Harris Teeter is supposed to go near
> the Dunn Loring Metro.


I just read that the Harris Teeter at Dunn Loring is "supposed" to open around May.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Lotte ()
Date: March 05, 2016 01:00PM

Lotte Wrote:
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> AlmostSpring Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> >
> > Anyone know what grocery store is going in? I
> > heard Harris Teeter or Giant; but then again, I
> > heard that a Harris Teeter is supposed to go
> near
> > the Dunn Loring Metro.
>
>
> The Lotte is moving from across the street.

I think the Lotte moved to Annandale.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Gerrymeandererz ()
Date: March 06, 2016 08:06AM

John Lennon Wrote:
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> >
> > The Lotte is moving from across the street.
>
> Imagine if that were true. The value of the
> property would instantly plummet. The store could
> be brand new, but would smell like shit and be
> roach infested within a week. The entire
> development would end up looking like a
> third-world ghetto.


I don't think Lotte could afford the rent of a new store in a new shopping center. Places like that seem to thrive in "has been" grocery stores that nobody else wants. That's what happened in Centreville. First it was a Shoppers Food, then sat vacant. Then, another International market opened up in there and operated for 6 to 10 years and trashed the place. After sitting vacant for a few years, Lotte then renovated and opened their new store there.

Back to the Fairfax Circle shopping center. I wonder if they're trying to get the rat population down in the old Peter Pan buffet location before they demolish the building? If they don't, the rats will scram towards the Dunkin Donuts and the Chick-Fil-A building across the street.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: In Reality... ()
Date: March 06, 2016 08:26AM

Gerrymeandererz Wrote:
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> Back to the Fairfax Circle shopping center. I
> wonder if they're trying to get the rat population
> down in the old Peter Pan buffet location before
> they demolish the building? If they don't, the
> rats will scram towards the Dunkin Donuts and the
> Chick-Fil-A building across the street.

You moron. Rats live wherever people live. You don't see them because they don't like you. Can't blame them for that, but they don't like decent people either. They still live in their neighborhoods though.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Nicdoot ()
Date: March 06, 2016 03:20PM

AlmostSpring Wrote:
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>I was never very happy with that Ruby Tuesdays and I lived just a few blocks away. The link above says Harris Teeter is moving in. Will be strange to see all the changes.
>
> Dunkin is still there because it wasn't part of
> the property; Ruby Tuesday closed in December. I
> wish they would hurry and start demolishing the
> buildings because the center looks old and
> tacky--well, it always did, but it's worse now
> that everything is vacant.
>
> Anyone know what grocery store is going in? I
> heard Harris Teeter or Giant; but then again, I
> heard that a Harris Teeter is supposed to go near
> the Dunn Loring Metro.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Nicdoot ()
Date: March 10, 2016 06:33PM

I heard that Staples moved to old CVS location on Main and Pickett. Auto parts place moved to the hookah bar place across from Harley Davidson. Did any other businesses move? That old classic car making place was cool. Wouldn't really miss that outfitters store too expensive. Radio shack I think was already out of business as was probably that Korean dentist. And those Asian restaurants should have been closed long ago with all the health code violations I saw.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Maybetheywillstartknockingitdown ()
Date: March 11, 2016 12:02AM

Nicdoot Wrote:
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> AlmostSpring Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> >I was never very happy with that Ruby Tuesdays
> and I lived just a few blocks away. The link above
> says Harris Teeter is moving in. Will be strange
> to see all the changes.

This link?
http://www.mainstreetcitynews.com/city-development-4/fairfax-circle-plaza/

The date on it is 2013. Who knows what has changed since then. The more recent depictions of the store just say The Grocery Store and not Harris Teeter.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Aisle 5 ()
Date: March 11, 2016 08:13AM

Harris Teeter will open in Dunn Loring in a couple of months, and if they get a good offer, they may decide to go into Metro West instead of Fairfax Circle Plaza. Time will tell.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Don't believe everything ()
Date: March 11, 2016 11:36AM

Harris Teeter was never secured and is not likely to go in the project. The "city" always knew this and the public wants a grocery store so no waves were made.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Duh..... ()
Date: March 11, 2016 11:43AM

Nothing is set in stone until it's set in stone. The developer and the City would like to end up with a grocery as part of the project. Harris Teeter has been aggressive in its expansion into this area. Draw your own conclusions.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Don't believe everything ()
Date: March 11, 2016 12:06PM

I'm sure the City and developer hope for a grocery store. Landing one, however, has become tricky and seems to be delaying the project.
This thread could live for another year... or two.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Touchy subjects... ()
Date: March 11, 2016 12:26PM

Don't believe everything Wrote:
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> This thread could live for another year... or two.

Well, just don't mention scallop season.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: No clue ()
Date: March 11, 2016 01:20PM

John Lennon Wrote:
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> Lotte Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > AlmostSpring Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > >
> > > Anyone know what grocery store is going in? I
> > > heard Harris Teeter or Giant; but then again,
> I
> > > heard that a Harris Teeter is supposed to go
> > near
> > > the Dunn Loring Metro.
> >
> >
> > The Lotte is moving from across the street.
>
> Imagine if that were true. The value of the
> property would instantly plummet. The store could
> be brand new, but would smell like shit and be
> roach infested within a week. The entire
> development would end up looking like a
> third-world ghetto.

You don't know what you are talking about. The Lotte has only three years left on its latest lease extension, wants to expand but can't in its current location. The original plans for the development included 53,000 sq ft of grocery space because that was what Giant and Safeway were planning for replacement stores. See: Kings Park shopping center. But now both chains have decided that they need closer to 75,000 sq ft to successfully compete, especially with Walmart, so the new shopping center is no longer an option for them. While the tear down will happen to reduce carrying costs, no new construction will begin without anchor tenants signed.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Pickastore ()
Date: March 11, 2016 07:42PM

What stores build at 53,000 sq ft? Trader Joe's, Whole Foods? There is already a Safeway close by in PanAm. I guess they will keep us in suspense.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: ULhWN ()
Date: March 13, 2016 10:31AM

ULhWN

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Do you know Todd Jones? ()
Date: March 25, 2016 06:44PM

Pickastore Wrote:
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> What stores build at 53,000 sq ft? Trader Joe's,
> Whole Foods? There is already a Safeway close by
> in PanAm. I guess they will keep us in suspense.


Publix.

May skip over Richmond and go straight to Fairfax on the march North to their ultimate goal of NJ.

Competes with Wegmans and Harris Teeter.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Lemon squeezey ()
Date: March 25, 2016 09:44PM

Do you know Todd Jones? Wrote:
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> Pickastore Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > What stores build at 53,000 sq ft? Trader
> Joe's,
> > Whole Foods? There is already a Safeway close
> by
> > in PanAm. I guess they will keep us in
> suspense.
>
>
> Publix.
>
> May skip over Richmond and go straight to Fairfax
> on the march North to their ultimate goal of NJ.
>
> Competes with Wegmans and Harris Teeter.

You're close. But they aren't skipping Richmond and Bristol on the way.
http://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/blog/morning-edition/2016/03/publix-set-its-sights-on-northern-virginiametro-d.html

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Eat More....... ()
Date: March 28, 2016 10:51AM

Sardines Wrote:
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> JK Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > A much-needed redevelopment of the Fairfax
> Circle
> > Shopping Center located at the intersections of
> > Rt. 50 (Fairfax Blvd) and Rt. 29 (Lee Hwy) is
> in
> > the planning stages. Plans include a Harris
> Teeter
> > (secured) 50,000 sq ft grocery store,
> complemented
> > by other retail uses, with condos above the
> shops
> > and 2 parking garages.
>
> Just what we need, more condos. Next they'll be
> building high
> rises on the median strips.


Build another Chick-fil-A !

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Don't believe everything ()
Date: April 06, 2016 11:22AM

City Council meeting last night. The project has no grocery store, never did.
Harris Teeter is a NO. Giant - in talks with Combined Properties. Decision needs to be made in next month and half or it's a dud.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Full Belly & Happy Ending ()
Date: April 06, 2016 12:46PM

I used to love going to the Peter Pan buffet. I could fill my belly full of their 2 star food and then afterwards one of the busgirls would take me out back and let me fill her belly with my secret sauce! $20 and down the hatch my swimmers would go!

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: No Surprise ()
Date: April 06, 2016 05:04PM

Don't believe everything Wrote:
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> City Council meeting last night. The project has
> no grocery store, never did.
> Harris Teeter is a NO. Giant - in talks with
> Combined Properties. Decision needs to be made in
> next month and half or it's a dud.


A Giant? Geez, this property hasn't even started construction yet and it's already not living up to expectations. It's going to be harder to lease the other spaces to nicer retail and restaurants when potential renters find out the main customer draw is a run-of-the-mill grocery store. I guess it will just end up being the PanAm Center with apartments on top.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: FYD3t ()
Date: April 06, 2016 06:51PM

Don't believe everything Wrote:
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> City Council meeting last night.

The Council meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. April 5 was not such a day.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Don't believe everything ()
Date: April 06, 2016 07:22PM

Go to the end of the video (if you can bare it) and listen to the mayor's final comments.

http://fairfax.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=11&clip_id=1535

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Don't believe everything ()
Date: April 06, 2016 07:26PM


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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: FYD3t ()
Date: April 06, 2016 07:35PM

Don't believe everything Wrote:
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> Go to the end of the video (if you can bare it) and listen
> to the mayor's final comments.

Work session, dumbo.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Date: April 06, 2016 07:36PM

No Surprise Wrote:
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> Don't believe everything Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > City Council meeting last night. The project
> has
> > no grocery store, never did.
> > Harris Teeter is a NO. Giant - in talks with
> > Combined Properties. Decision needs to be made
> in
> > next month and half or it's a dud.
>
>
> A Giant? Geez, this property hasn't even started
> construction yet and it's already not living up to
> expectations. It's going to be harder to lease the
> other spaces to nicer retail and restaurants when
> potential renters find out the main customer draw
> is a run-of-the-mill grocery store. I guess it
> will just end up being the PanAm Center with
> apartments on top.

Giant's more luxury now.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Olden Days ()
Date: April 06, 2016 07:52PM

What is ironic about all of this is that the Staples building was originally a Giant. Opened in the early 1970s and only lasted five or so years before closing. Safeway was at the circle too. Arched roof building. I think the bike shop still had the original Safeway ceiling visible.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Don't believe everything ()
Date: April 07, 2016 10:57PM

No clue Wrote:
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> John Lennon Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Lotte Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > AlmostSpring Wrote:
> > >
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> >
> > > -----
> > > >
> > > > Anyone know what grocery store is going in?
> I
> > > > heard Harris Teeter or Giant; but then
> again,
> > I
> > > > heard that a Harris Teeter is supposed to
> go
> > > near
> > > > the Dunn Loring Metro.
> > >
> > >
> > > The Lotte is moving from across the street.
> >
> > Imagine if that were true. The value of the
> > property would instantly plummet. The store
> could
> > be brand new, but would smell like shit and be
> > roach infested within a week. The entire
> > development would end up looking like a
> > third-world ghetto.
>
> You don't know what you are talking about. The
> Lotte has only three years left on its latest
> lease extension, wants to expand but can't in its
> current location. The original plans for the
> development included 53,000 sq ft of grocery space
> because that was what Giant and Safeway were
> planning for replacement stores. See: Kings Park
> shopping center. But now both chains have decided
> that they need closer to 75,000 sq ft to
> successfully compete, especially with Walmart, so
> the new shopping center is no longer an option for
> them. While the tear down will happen to reduce
> carrying costs, no new construction will begin
> without anchor tenants signed.


So the news that Harris Teeters is not going in, Giant is a maybe, and the funding isn't there, but the mayor has ok'd that they start demo on the pads on the site keep it in play? Funding for the project doesn't look promising, from what I hear.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Brules Rules ()
Date: April 07, 2016 11:16PM

- dA rEaL fArTiAn - Wrote:
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> Giant's more luxury now.

True. The new one in Kings Park is an par with Harris Teeter.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Date: April 08, 2016 05:33PM

Brules Rules Wrote:
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> - dA rEaL fArTiAn - Wrote:
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> >
> > Giant's more luxury now.
>
> True. The new one in Kings Park is an par with
> Harris Teeter.

So much better... the location maybe?

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: UxCjC ()
Date: April 08, 2016 09:44PM

Don't believe everything Wrote:
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> So the news that Harris Teeters is not going in,
> Giant is a maybe, and the funding isn't there, but
> the mayor has ok'd that they start demo on the
> pads on the site keep it in play? Funding for the
> project doesn't look promising, from what I hear.

That empty property is an eyesore. I hope it doesn't sit like that long.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: 6KdkE ()
Date: April 12, 2016 11:10AM

6KdkE

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: e9Jdp ()
Date: April 21, 2016 09:48PM

Looks like they put fences up around the property.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: mDCxm ()
Date: April 25, 2016 10:13AM

mDCxm

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: lolzor ()
Date: April 25, 2016 02:09PM

Since you are in the area, raze the 1@mb center to the ground, with the bums, junkies, and assorted scum inside it.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: missing hottie ()
Date: April 25, 2016 02:13PM

All I can tell you, there was a real hottie working in Hudson Trail Outfitters during their going out of business sale. I wish I could find her.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Well.... ()
Date: April 26, 2016 10:23AM

^^^
she's probably down the road now at the local homeless shelter where she can get a hot dog, shower, and pick up her EBT card

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Well.... ()
Date: April 26, 2016 10:26AM

Not able to identify TLC it appears

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Valuable resource ()
Date: April 27, 2016 11:33AM

lolzor Wrote:
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> Since you are in the area, raze the 1@mb center to the ground,
> with the bums, junkies, and assorted scum inside it.

TLC will be moving as the result of this project.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: JbKdk ()
Date: April 28, 2016 08:51AM

JbKdk

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: W O W ()
Date: April 28, 2016 11:12AM

Financing likely pulled. Project won't happen.

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