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Pentagon City Annouces Massive Expansion

A rendering of new entrance to Fashion Centre at Pentagon City in Arlington
A rendering of new entrance to Fashion Centre at Pentagon City in Arlington
Photo courtesy of Simon Property Group

Last Wednesday, Simon Property Group announced the details of a multi-phase renovation and expansion at The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. Presently the mall is home to more than 170 stores, and has been a staple in the Arlington community since it opened in 1989.

Construction on the 50,000 square-foot expansion will begin as early as this summer with plans to include a new feature entrance to the mall, a new office lobby and two levels of new retail shops. Valet parking service will be added in conjunction with improvements to the malls landscaping and new restaurants with outdoor seating.

“On the inside of the mall we are planning a number of improvements to enhance our customers’ overall experience and improve the ambiance 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.