DEVELOPMENT NEWS: Honey Baked Ham Coming Soon


September 11, 2012

Shopping Center News:

Honey Baked Ham Store – (old Jerry’s Subs space at Broaddale).   Honey Baked Ham is relocating to the City from Idylwood Plaza in Fairfax County.  Owners hope to open on Friday, October 7.

Famous Dave’s – (in the old Pancake House space at Broaddale) opened officially on Aug. 29.

BB &T Bank (at Falls Plaza/former Chicken Out) – Revised site plan for demolition of the old Chicken Out and a new drive-thru bank in this location has been approved by the Planning Commission.  Sewer capoff and demo permits have been issued, but it is uncertain as to when demolition and construction will commence.

101 E. Annandale Road Shopping Center – De/reconstruction of building is underway on same foundation.

Mixed Use Project News:

Spectrum residential condos – (444 W. Broad St.).  As of August 24, 98 units settled, 15 are Pathway to Homeownership (rental) and 7 units have ratified contracts, leaving 68 units left to sell.  The Spectrum will no longer be renting units or renewing leases.  As leased units complete their lease term, those units are put on the market for sale.

Spectrum retail – Signed letter of intent for 1,500 square feet; expect a month or more before a possible lease might be signed.

Spectrum office condos – (431 Park Ave.)  $265 per square foot to purchase plus tenant improvement allowance.  The Spectrum is no longer offering an option to lease any of this office space.

Pearson Square Apts – (410 S. Maple Ave.)   Now 94% occupied.

Pearson Square retail– In a conversation with the owners of Pearson Square late in August, they mentioned they plan to build out the space between the new Edward Jones office and Creative Cauldron to try to attract a user for the space.  They are also working with a prospective user for space located up from the Pearson Square leasing office.

The Byron – (513 W. Broad St.)  Special exception amendment (SEA) application to grant additional leasing flexibility for professional office/office use in the vacant ground floor space was approved by City Council on July 25.  The Byron owner has engaged a new leasing broker who has listed the space in Co-Star and has new leasing signs up in the windows.  Broker reports increased interest in space in the building and is working closely with the City to find suitable tenants.

Flower Building  – (800 West Broad St.)  Sfizi Café ( is open!

Broadway/retail space – (502 W. Broad St.)  Wise, LLC purchased all of the retail space on Nov. 15, 2010 for $4,115,900.  They currently operate pain clinics at Washington Hospital Center and in D.C., Leesburg, Woodbridge and Utica, N.Y. (  They have confirmed that they plan to open a clinic in the old Hollywood Video space but are in no hurry to do so at this time.

Northgate – (472 N. Washington St.)  Demolition began but was suspended.  “Dig” for the underground parking garage is expected to begin soon.  Off-site construction vehicle staging/parking plans are being finalized.

706 W. Broad/Hilton Garden Inn – SEA was approved.  Variance for Board of Zoning Appeals scheduled for September 15 for additional building signs.   A Planning Commission public hearing on site plan is expected in October but as yet unscheduled.

Real Estate and other News:

709 W. Broad/Old Stacy’s Coffee Parlor – New “Space Bar”, by owner of Galaxy Hut in Arlington, hopes to open in November/December.  They have filed for their ABC license. They hope to offer live music (small groups) and will have a full kitchen that will be vegetarian friendly.  Beer-focused venue also to serve wine; no hard liquor.

360 S. Washington Street – Purchase of the building is expected by mid-September.  A purchase contract also is pending for 500 W. Annandale.

917 W. Broad/El Zunzal – Dominion Jewelers now owns this property/building and are awaiting approval of plans to demolish and rebuild a new two-story building.  The site plan is pending.  El Zunzal will cease operations once demolition plans are approved and demolition is scheduled.  An Architectural Advisory Board hearing on September 7 went well.  A Planning Commission hearing is set for September 19.

Old Syms site – (1000 E. Broad St.).  24-Hour Fitness had hoped to open by the end of 2011 but it will now likely be in early 2012.  Financing for tenant improvements is taking longer than expected.

September 11, 2011 


6 Responses to “DEVELOPMENT NEWS: Honey Baked Ham Coming Soon”

  1. Lisa V – Falls Church on September 12th, 2011 10:46 am

    It’s wonderful another new business is coming to the Broaddale Shopping Center, but there is not enough parking for the businesses currently there (or at most businesses in the City). What plans are being discussed to improve the parking for the Broaddale shopping center?

  2. Uh oh, Vantage Fitness! on September 12th, 2011 2:47 pm

    24 hr Fitness is moving in in early 2012. Be very afraid, Vantage Fitness! Convenience (biggest selling point) is about to face some competition!

  3. Karen Hoofnagle – Falls Church City on September 12th, 2011 2:57 pm

    Does anyone know what kind of businesses are planned to go into the 101 E. Annandale Road Shopping Center? Will similar spaces to the old ones be created and a mix of old and new tenants be installed or do they want to do something altogether different with the place?

  4. SJM on September 12th, 2011 3:06 pm

    All new establishment should be required to put in bike racks for customers. I have been trying to get CVS to put in a bike rack, that would eliminate the overcrowding of the parking lots and make it more convenient for local customers.

  5. SB on September 12th, 2011 3:25 pm

    I was walking from The Local Market to Mad Fox the other evening and I ended up just going through all the parking lots behind Broad. There are so many space there, with the small office buildings (mostly doctors offices and the link) – they would all be empty be evening. Has anyone considered some kind of arrangements where the retail establishments pay a small fee for their customers to use those empty lots during off-hours? Seems like a win-win.

  6. Michael Kearney on September 13th, 2011 10:04 am

    Can a City Planning or Zoning staffer who might be reading this respond to the following: does the pain clinic which just purchased the ground floor of the Broadway conform to the Broadway’s zoning approval conditions for retail space?

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