Simon Property Group announced details Wednesday of a multi-phase renovation and expansion at The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. Anchored by Nordstrom and Macy’s and home to more than 170 stores, The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City has been a staple in the Arlington community since it opened in 1989.
Construction will begin soon on a 50,000 square-foot expansion to the property along Hayes Street. The expansion will include a new feature entrance to the mall, a new office lobby and two levels of new retail shops and restaurants with outdoor seating. A new valet parking area will be added in conjunction with improvements to landscaping and vehicular ingress and egress. The new shops and restaurants will be announced shortly.
“On the inside of the mall we are planning a number of improvements to enhance our customers’ overall experience and improve the ambience of The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City whether they are here to shop, to dine or just to enjoy a welcoming and comfortable environment,” said Laurie VanDalen, general manager of The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. “This project will completely transform the look and feel of our center.”
Loyal Pentagon City shoppers will enjoy the following improvements at their favorite shopping destination:
- New elevators and escalators, with the addition of an escalator to improve access from the mall’s Ground Level to the Metro Level.
- A complete interior common area renovation that will include new flooring, handrails, directional signage, an updated third floor restroom, energy efficient lighting, and soft seating.
- A redesign of the food court, including expanded seating areas and all new furnishings.
These plans follow the recent completion of the fully remodeled and expanded Metro Level restrooms and the addition of a new family restroom in the same area.
The project, designed by Omniplan Architects, is set to be completed in 2015. VCC is the general contractor for the project. Throughout the construction process, The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City will share further updates and property news through social and other media.
To further the center’s commitment to better serving shoppers, The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City continues to enhance its retail roster with a number of stores, such as Aldo, Ann Taylor and Sephora completing renovations within the last year.
House of Hoops by Foot Locker recently joined the retail roster, and Free People is set to open in the mall later this summer.