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Potomac Mills to expand with new exterior, restaurants and stores

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Potomac Mills, the largest discount outlet shopping destination in Virginia with more than 220 stores, will soon expand with a significant exterior transformation. Plus, the Woodbridge mall is adding a pair of nationally recognized restaurants: The Cheesecake Factory and the state’s first-ever location of Bobby’s Burger Palace, Chef Bobby Flay’s chain of burger restaurants.

This project also includes the relocation of Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH store and the introduction of buybuy BABY and Christmas Tree Shops.
A third dining option is expected to be announced soon. It will be located in a new plaza on the south side of the property adjacent to Potomac Mills’ main entrance. A courtyard will link the group of restaurants and provide a pedestrian-friendly pathway to the mall.

The new area will be complemented by a major exterior renovation. It will provide a modern new face to the south side of the property when completed by November. The revitalization will include new landscaping, lighting features and updated signage.  Mall officials said construction is expected to begin later this month.

Potomac Mills will undergo another retail revitalization when Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH relocates during the summer of 2013, introducing local shoppers to a new store design.
“Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH has been a proud anchor in the Potomac Mills shopping center for nearly 20 years,” Robert Wallstrom, president of Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, said in a statement. “Our new location within the center will allow us to provide customers in the surrounding Washington, D.C., community with our innovative ‘luxury in a loft’ store design, which has set a new standard in outlet shopping.”

Two new anchors, buybuy BABY — which offers a selection of furniture, bedding, clothing and toys for babies, infants, toddlers and children — and Christmas Tree Shops, a retailer of home décor, giftware, housewares, and seasonal products for every time of the year, will join Potomac Mills during fall 2013. These improvements follow the development of the Fashion District at Potomac Mills, a retail mix of designer outlets including a newly expanded Coach Factory Store.


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