Home Goods, T.J. Maxx Destined for Georgetown Mall
The mall owners also are looking for two restaurants to take up space in the renovated property.
The first all-but-confirmed tenants for the Georgetown Park Mall are T.J. Maxx and Home Goods, according to a Vornado Realty Trust flier requesting restaurant tenants for the mall. The flier was obtained by local blog The Georgetown Metropolitan.
The flier shows two restaurant locations available along the Georgetown Canal side of the Georgetown mall property and lists space as assigned to Home Goods and T.J. Maxx.
The mall is closed for renovations, with the exception of the stores that front M Street and the Washington Sports Club.
The proposed two restaurant spaces are at opposite entrances of the mall.
One will sit on the western end of the property near Dean & Deluca and to the rear of an expanded J. Crew. Space A, as it is called in the plans, offers a total of 18,616 square feet (the M Street level is 9,190 square feet and the Wisconsin Avenue level is 9,426 square feet). A second restaurant, in Space B, could occupy the 40,557 square feet of space closest to Wisconsin Avenue at the rear of the mall property (7,412 square feet at the M Street level and 33,145 square feet at the Wisconsin Avenue level).
The Metropolitan writer Topher Mathews is not too happy with the big-box tenants "that have all the charm and destination-appeal of Rockville Pike."
He has just a little hope for the types of restaurants that might choose these spaces.
"Maybe the restaurants will redeem this whole project. It could happen, but given Vornado’s bland suburban taste in tenants so far, [The Metropolitan] is afraid we’ll end up with an Olive Garden and Cheesecake Factory…"
At the most recent Georgetown neighborhood commission meeting, Vornado Realty Trust's Scott Milsom said the developers hope to be "substantially complete with construction" within the next 10 months or year.
What do you think about this development in Georgetown? Will it make Georgetown less of a rival to Friendship Heights?