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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: December 13, 2016 04:52PM

The old Bloom/Magruders is becoming an Aldi.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: phelpsmarc ()
Date: December 13, 2016 04:59PM

blanche Wrote:
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> The old Bloom/Magruders is becoming an Aldi.

Thanks.

That may do okay. Bloom was too high end.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Spellin' hard ()
Date: December 14, 2016 05:13PM

phelpsmarc Wrote:
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> BTW: I liked the Rubby Tuesday's that used to be
> there.
>


LOL! Is that Ruby's fat retarded brother?

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: foooood ()
Date: December 15, 2016 09:51AM

blanche Wrote:
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> The old Bloom/Magruders is becoming an Aldi.

where all those mattress store workers can shop for food.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: December 15, 2016 11:04AM

foooood Wrote:
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> blanche Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > The old Bloom/Magruders is becoming an Aldi.
>
> where all those mattress store workers can shop
> for food.


She's talking about ANNANDALE...Not VIENNA...

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: fairrrrrfax ()
Date: December 15, 2016 12:11PM

If they can't get a grocery store in there, how about a target express or something like that?

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: lytfl ()
Date: December 15, 2016 12:37PM

fairrrrrfax Wrote:
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> If they can't get a grocery store in there, how
> about a target express or something like that?

Gun store with an indoor shooting range would be great.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Nicdoot ()
Date: February 22, 2017 05:54PM

When will this be started???

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: W6VvW ()
Date: February 22, 2017 10:03PM

Nicdoot Wrote:
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> When will this be started???


Beats me, but I saw this last week...

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:gZ15f8cXQvEJ:www.lfjennings.com/subcontractors/+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

The company was asking for bids and it gives 4th quarter of 2017 as start date. But many prior dates have come and gone....

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Joke Insurance ()
Date: February 23, 2017 03:24PM

Updates on the Fairfax Circle redevelopment project as of January 4:

• 9444-9500 Fairfax Boulevard — The approved mixed-use redevelopment at Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center is under permit review. The property owner still is securing financing for project and finalizing a lease with anchor grocery store.

Source: http://patch.com/virginia/fairfaxcity/update-major-development-projects-fairfax



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/23/2017 03:27PM by Joke Insurance.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: kev ()
Date: July 09, 2017 05:42PM

Any updates on this? Sounds like its a financing hang up. Wonder if the county picked a bad/not qualified developer or if construction delays are due to "unforeseen issues". Either way its a screw up on someones part. All those stores closed for months now, displacing the people who worked there. The shopping center is a shuttered dead mall now. Which is ironic because its' on land in a heavily trafficked area. Wonder whats going on.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: 33XCF ()
Date: July 10, 2017 03:49PM

I wonder how much the closed stores are costing the city in lost tax revenue.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Date: July 10, 2017 09:08PM

ARE YOU FUCKING RETARDED? WE TOLD YOU WHAT WAS GOING ON LIKE A DOZEN TIMES ALREADY, YOU WATERHEAD!

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: phelpsmarc ()
Date: July 10, 2017 10:05PM

It is still an eyesore.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: CXHLK ()
Date: August 03, 2017 07:29PM

phelpsmarc Wrote:
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>
> Not surprised they can't get a Shoppers, Giant or
> Safeway to commit.


Looks like Giant signed.

http://www.combined.biz/development/mixed-use/fairfax-circle/

Project Features

Giant Food will anchor the project with a 54,000 SF state-of-the-art store
400 Class-A Apartment Units
29,000 SF of Small Shop Retail
54,000 SF Grocer

Now, lets see if it gets built. LOL!

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Fairfax Circle ()
Date: August 03, 2017 07:51PM

That's over by where the Arthur Treacher's is in Fairfax Circle, right?

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: KHNPP ()
Date: August 03, 2017 08:01PM

^
Yes it's across the street where Peter Pan Buffet is.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: 3 Chefs ()
Date: August 03, 2017 08:24PM

Right by where the Three Chef's is?

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: 7WDYK ()
Date: August 04, 2017 03:42PM

Close by the Howard Johnson's.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Dino's Lover ()
Date: August 04, 2017 04:39PM

Next to Dino's Den.

Remember that one DAJAX?

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Inquisitive One ()
Date: August 06, 2017 04:46AM

CXHLK Wrote:
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> phelpsmarc Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> >
> > Not surprised they can't get a Shoppers, Giant
> or
> > Safeway to commit.
>
>
> Looks like Giant signed.
>
> http://www.combined.biz/development/mixed-use/fair
> fax-circle/
>
> Project Features
>
> Giant Food will anchor the project with a 54,000
> SF state-of-the-art store
> 400 Class-A Apartment Units
> 29,000 SF of Small Shop Retail
> 54,000 SF Grocer
>
> Now, lets see if it gets built. LOL!

That is very funny because it will be an empty space within 5 years of opening, if it indeed ever does. The mainstream markets have a huge problem that they are going to have a hard time solving. Their stores are not conducive to a lifestyle type store in which it is a sort of entertainment, are extraordinarily expensive compared to other stores like Aldi which have different cost structures and they are all unionized which restricts management's ability to mange their employees. It is not what Fairfax City would want but they would have been wise to recruit a Lidl store for the site because they are entering the area. It would probably create as much foot traffic but would not have taken up as much space.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: udtvu ()
Date: August 06, 2017 06:27AM

Inquisitive One Wrote:
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> CXHLK Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > phelpsmarc Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > >
> > > Not surprised they can't get a Shoppers,
> Giant
> > or
> > > Safeway to commit.
> >
> >
> > Looks like Giant signed.
> >
> >
> http://www.combined.biz/development/mixed-use/fair
>
> > fax-circle/
> >
> > Project Features
> >
> > Giant Food will anchor the project with a
> 54,000
> > SF state-of-the-art store
> > 400 Class-A Apartment Units
> > 29,000 SF of Small Shop Retail
> > 54,000 SF Grocer
> >
> > Now, lets see if it gets built. LOL!
>
> That is very funny because it will be an empty
> space within 5 years of opening, if it indeed ever
> does. The mainstream markets have a huge problem
> that they are going to have a hard time solving.
> Their stores are not conducive to a lifestyle type
> store in which it is a sort of entertainment, are
> extraordinarily expensive compared to other stores
> like Aldi which have different cost structures and
> they are all unionized which restricts
> management's ability to mange their employees. It
> is not what Fairfax City would want but they would
> have been wise to recruit a Lidl store for the
> site because they are entering the area. It would
> probably create as much foot traffic but would not
> have taken up as much space.

What are you trying to say here? Foot traffic in Fairfax circle? Grocery store... entertainment?

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Inquisitive One ()
Date: August 06, 2017 10:18AM

udtvu Wrote:
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> Inquisitive One Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > CXHLK Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > phelpsmarc Wrote:
> > >
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> >
> > > -----
> > > >
> > > > Not surprised they can't get a Shoppers,
> > Giant
> > > or
> > > > Safeway to commit.
> > >
> > >
> > > Looks like Giant signed.
> > >
> > >
> >
> http://www.combined.biz/development/mixed-use/fair
>
> >
> > > fax-circle/
> > >
> > > Project Features
> > >
> > > Giant Food will anchor the project with a
> > 54,000
> > > SF state-of-the-art store
> > > 400 Class-A Apartment Units
> > > 29,000 SF of Small Shop Retail
> > > 54,000 SF Grocer
> > >
> > > Now, lets see if it gets built. LOL!
> >
> > That is very funny because it will be an empty
> > space within 5 years of opening, if it indeed
> ever
> > does. The mainstream markets have a huge
> problem
> > that they are going to have a hard time solving.
>
> > Their stores are not conducive to a lifestyle
> type
> > store in which it is a sort of entertainment,
> are
> > extraordinarily expensive compared to other
> stores
> > like Aldi which have different cost structures
> and
> > they are all unionized which restricts
> > management's ability to mange their employees.
> It
> > is not what Fairfax City would want but they
> would
> > have been wise to recruit a Lidl store for the
> > site because they are entering the area. It
> would
> > probably create as much foot traffic but would
> not
> > have taken up as much space.
>
> What are you trying to say here? Foot traffic in
> Fairfax circle? Grocery store... entertainment?

Customers of the grocery store.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Hans Lidl ()
Date: August 06, 2017 10:45AM

>
> Looks like Giant signed.
>
> http://www.combined.biz/development/mixed-use/fair
> fax-circle/
>
> Project Features
>
> Giant Food will anchor the project with a 54,000
> SF state-of-the-art store

Giant Food and "state-of-the-art" do not go together. No need for a union-infested, overpriced, old-school, shitty grocery store! Lidl would be WAAAAAY better.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Adios Fairfax City. ()
Date: August 06, 2017 01:00PM

The City probably paid Giant to sign at Scott x-mayor's instruction. The City is spiraling down. Gone are the wise old days.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: LWWKE ()
Date: August 06, 2017 01:01PM

Inquisitive One Wrote:
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> CXHLK Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > phelpsmarc Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > >
> > > Not surprised they can't get a Shoppers,
> Giant
> > or
> > > Safeway to commit.
> >
> >
> > Looks like Giant signed.
> >
> >
> http://www.combined.biz/development/mixed-use/fair
>
> > fax-circle/
> >
> > Project Features
> >
> > Giant Food will anchor the project with a
> 54,000
> > SF state-of-the-art store
> > 400 Class-A Apartment Units
> > 29,000 SF of Small Shop Retail
> > 54,000 SF Grocer
> >
> > Now, lets see if it gets built. LOL!
>
> That is very funny because it will be an empty
> space within 5 years of opening, if it indeed ever
> does. The mainstream markets have a huge problem
> that they are going to have a hard time solving.
> Their stores are not conducive to a lifestyle type
> store in which it is a sort of entertainment, are
> extraordinarily expensive compared to other stores
> like Aldi which have different cost structures and
> they are all unionized which restricts
> management's ability to mange their employees. It
> is not what Fairfax City would want but they would
> have been wise to recruit a Lidl store for the
> site because they are entering the area. It would
> probably create as much foot traffic but would not
> have taken up as much space.

It could be that Lidl doesn't place stores in that type of development, like Wegmans. It may do well with the people who live near it who don't want to go to Safeway, Shoppers, or Trader Joe's. Plus it's right on 50, so people can stop on the way home from work.

It's going to make the traffic at Fairfax Circle even worse. Can you imagine? Those idiots visiting Chick-fil-a plus the new traffic from the retail and residents across the street?

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Foody ()
Date: August 06, 2017 11:09PM

> Giant Food will anchor the project with a 54,000 SF state-of-the-art store

Why so small?

The new Giants at University Mall and Kings Park are each over 85,000 sq ft.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: U4HTL ()
Date: August 07, 2017 12:50PM

http://wtop.com/business-finance/2017/08/giant-food-will-anchor-fairfax-city-development/

Giant Food to anchor Fairfax City development
By Jeff Clabaugh | @wtopclabaugh August 7, 2017 10:03 am

Giant Food will anchor a mixed-use development at Fairfax Circle in Fairfax City, Virginia. (Courtesy Combined Properties)

WASHINGTON — Giant Food will anchor a mixed-use development at Fairfax Circle in the City of Fairfax, Virginia.

Scout on the Circle, on Fairfax Boulevard at U.S. 50 and U.S. 29, will include the 54,000-square-foot Giant, an additional 29,000 square feet of retail and 400 apartments.

District-based developer Combined Properties received the Fairfax City Planning Commission’s approval in early 2016 for the project. The lease agreement between Combined Properties and Giant will accelerate construction of the project, now expected to break ground late this year or early next year.

“The City of Fairfax is very pleased that Combined Properties has this lease agreement with Giant Food for a store at Scout on the Circle,” said Fairfax Mayor David Meyer.

“Combined Properties has a first-rate project that will become an iconic entrance to our community,” Meyer said.

“With the state-of-the-art Giant Food anchoring this exciting mixed-use development, Scout on the Circle is destined to be a premier property in the market,” said Combined Properties Chairman Ronald Haft.

Combined Properties, with dual headquarters in D.C. and in Beverly Hills, has developed 39 mixed-use properties in the Washington region and in Southern California.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: MHLWN ()
Date: August 07, 2017 04:16PM

U4HTL Wrote:
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> expected to break ground late this year or early
> next year.
>

They've said this a couple of times before, and all there is to show for it is the demolished tiny H&R Block building and a fence that falls down when there is a slight breeze.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: HGGHV ()
Date: August 10, 2017 08:48PM

http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2017/aug/09/giant-food-store-heads-fairfax/

The builder is CBG, Clark Builders Group, and we need the lease, permits and a joint-venture equity partner who’ll match the $25 million we’re investing before we can begin work,” said McIntyre. “You have a hole in your community, and we empathize with that. But right now, we are bleeding money and generating no revenue. So we’re very motivated to get this moving.”

He said their brokers “feel strongly that this is a very good project. We’ve already spent $6 million to $7 million to get to where we are today – not to mention the millions we spent paying off the debt. And because of that, this pushes it to the top of the stack for investment folks. We expect to identify that partner by August-September and then go out for debt financing. Then CBG can proceed [with the work].


So, they still don't have all the funding they need? I'll believe it being built when I see it!


REGARDING THE RESIDENTIAL COMPONENT, Project Manager Aisha Hill, Combined Properties’ director of development, said 6 percent of the apartments – all rentals – will be affordable housing. The retail will comprise grocery store, plus two other buildings with retail on the first level and five stories of residential above.

Does this mean poor people?

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Howmuch ()
Date: August 12, 2017 08:23PM

I wonder how much the apartments will go for.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: 4JPH3 ()
Date: August 15, 2017 11:05AM


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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: Inquisitive One ()
Date: August 15, 2017 02:36PM

If Combined Properties is developing this project STAY AWAY from it! They seem to obtain properties that have fatal flaws which end up with a poor retail mix as well as some of the worst traffic patterns of developments in the DC region. In this case, I would project inadequate parking and total gridlock in the Fairfax Circle area. I think that these two characteristics have already been raised as an issue in the planning process.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: GBBN4 ()
Date: August 15, 2017 05:24PM

Inquisitive One Wrote:
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> If Combined Properties is developing this project
> STAY AWAY from it! They seem to obtain properties
> that have fatal flaws which end up with a poor
> retail mix as well as some of the worst traffic
> patterns of developments in the DC region. In
> this case, I would project inadequate parking and
> total gridlock in the Fairfax Circle area. I
> think that these two characteristics have already
> been raised as an issue in the planning process.

Great, traffic will be worse than it is now. At least 400 residents plus people visiting the retail on the bottom equals a big headache.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: MCPWB ()
Date: December 05, 2017 11:04PM

U4HTL Wrote:
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> http://wtop.com/business-finance/2017/08/giant-foo
> d-will-anchor-fairfax-city-development/
>
> Giant Food to anchor Fairfax City development
> By Jeff Clabaugh | @wtopclabaugh August 7, 2017
> 10:03 am
>
> Giant Food will anchor a mixed-use development at
> Fairfax Circle in Fairfax City, Virginia.
> (Courtesy Combined Properties)
>
> WASHINGTON — Giant Food will anchor a mixed-use
> development at Fairfax Circle in the City of
> Fairfax, Virginia.
>
> Scout on the Circle, on Fairfax Boulevard at U.S.
> 50 and U.S. 29, will include the
> 54,000-square-foot Giant, an additional 29,000
> square feet of retail and 400 apartments.
>
> District-based developer Combined Properties
> received the Fairfax City Planning Commission’s
> approval in early 2016 for the project. The lease
> agreement between Combined Properties and Giant
> will accelerate construction of the project, now
> expected to break ground late this year or early
> next year.

>
> “The City of Fairfax is very pleased that
> Combined Properties has this lease agreement with
> Giant Food for a store at Scout on the Circle,”
> said Fairfax Mayor David Meyer.
>
> “Combined Properties has a first-rate project
> that will become an iconic entrance to our
> community,” Meyer said.
>
> “With the state-of-the-art Giant Food anchoring
> this exciting mixed-use development, Scout on the
> Circle is destined to be a premier property in the
> market,” said Combined Properties Chairman
> Ronald Haft.
>
> Combined Properties, with dual headquarters in
> D.C. and in Beverly Hills, has developed 39
> mixed-use properties in the Washington region and
> in Southern California.

I guess it's going to be 2018. At least until the change the date again.

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Re: Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center
Posted by: UWJDG ()
Date: February 26, 2018 09:53PM

MCPWB Wrote:
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> U4HTL Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> >
> http://wtop.com/business-finance/2017/08/giant-foo
>
> > d-will-anchor-fairfax-city-development/
> >
> > Giant Food to anchor Fairfax City development
> > By Jeff Clabaugh | @wtopclabaugh August 7, 2017
> > 10:03 am
> >
> > Giant Food will anchor a mixed-use development
> at
> > Fairfax Circle in Fairfax City, Virginia.
> > (Courtesy Combined Properties)
> >
> > WASHINGTON — Giant Food will anchor a
> mixed-use
> > development at Fairfax Circle in the City of
> > Fairfax, Virginia.
> >
> > Scout on the Circle, on Fairfax Boulevard at
> U.S.
> > 50 and U.S. 29, will include the
> > 54,000-square-foot Giant, an additional 29,000
> > square feet of retail and 400 apartments.
> >
> > District-based developer Combined Properties
> > received the Fairfax City Planning
> Commission’s
> > approval in early 2016 for the project. The
> lease
> > agreement between Combined Properties and Giant
> > will accelerate construction of the project,
> now
> > expected to break ground late this year or
> early
> > next year.

> >
> > “The City of Fairfax is very pleased that
> > Combined Properties has this lease agreement
> with
> > Giant Food for a store at Scout on the
> Circle,”
> > said Fairfax Mayor David Meyer.
> >
> > “Combined Properties has a first-rate project
> > that will become an iconic entrance to our
> > community,” Meyer said.
> >
> > “With the state-of-the-art Giant Food
> anchoring
> > this exciting mixed-use development, Scout on
> the
> > Circle is destined to be a premier property in
> the
> > market,” said Combined Properties Chairman
> > Ronald Haft.
> >
> > Combined Properties, with dual headquarters in
> > D.C. and in Beverly Hills, has developed 39
> > mixed-use properties in the Washington region
> and
> > in Southern California.
>
> I guess it's going to be 2018. At least until the
> change the date again.

Looks like they have started the demolition.

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