Newly Signed Retail Leases and Store Openings at The Shops at Dakota Crossing in Fort Lincoln.



According to a press release by Trammel Crow they have announced newly signed leases for Starbucks, Five Below, The Vitamin Shoppe, T-Mobile & Panda Express.  

These 5 retailers will open early 2017 and will join Costco, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Marshalls and PetSmart. 


Marshalls’ Grand Opening is set for November 3rd 2016 at 7:30am. In addition, Marshalls is conducting on the spot interviews next week. Check out yesterday’s post for details.


Petsmart will have a soft opening on October 24, 2016 and the Grand Opening is on October 29, 2016.  

Both Marshalls and Petsmart are planning exciting opening day events for everyone in the family; more details to follow in the coming days!

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17 thoughts on “Newly Signed Retail Leases and Store Openings at The Shops at Dakota Crossing in Fort Lincoln.”

  1. RL III: I’m a new resident to Banneker Ridge. Really appreciate your great updates. One suggestion to push for: the Shops at Dakota Crossing need to bring some local stores and/or higher quality food. My fear is that leasors are thinking short-term about filling up retail space with easy bigbox targets, but in the long-term, the Shops will be much better off if it provides something unique and desirable. The list of retailers (other than the anchors) is currently like going to an ice cream shop and the only item on the menu is vanilla with no toppings.

  2. Pierre,
    I think it’s too late to offer suggestions. I read in the Washington Business Journal that the spaces are 90% leased already. If that’s the case, I’m not sure why only 5 retail stores were identified. Here’s a portion of the article:

    “The latest tenants to sign long-term leases at The Shops at Dakota Crossing are Starbucks, Five Below, Vitamin Shoppe, Panda Express and T-Mobile, making the development nearly 90 percent leased, according to its owner.

    The final buildout of the Shops at Dakota Crossing will include a pedestrian-friendly main street lined with smaller retailers. The team behind the center has locked in leases with Vitamin Shoppe, Starbucks, Five Below and others for some of those smaller storefronts.

    The new tenants — which will open in early 2017 — will join anchors Costco, Lowe’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods, as well as Marshalls and PetSmart, which will open later this fall. Lisa Stoddard and Abby Davids of CBRE Washington D.C. represent the landlord for retail leasing. Costco opened in 2012 at the $60 million development.”

    1. I’ve reached out regarding the lack of transparency on the retail selections. It was explained that there were confidentiality clauses in place which precluded announcements until the contracts were beyond a letter of intent for some retailers.

    2. The 90 percent leased statement is somewhat misleading as the anchors account for the majority of that number. Unless the layout has changed, there are 15 unleased spots left. I would not be surprised to see a Fridays or Red Lobster. Expecting to see a trendy DC restaurant would be setting yourself up for disappointment. For various reasons, a mattress store would not be out of the question.

  3. The ‘higher ups’ clearly are not surveying those of us who live in the area to see what we desire. They’re just filling spots so they can roll out and move on to the next project.

    We have expressed a desire for a Chick-fil-a in the shopping center, as those of us who like to frequent there have to go to Maryland or Virginia to eat. (There’s one in D.C. somewhere, but not in our area.) All we received in return was rhetoric about ‘not having enough space for a Chick-fil-a’. Not true at all. It just probably took a bit more work to get the deal done.

    1. Chick Fil-A is going on the old Checkers at Bladensburg & Benning, so that might be why they aren’t coming to The Shops.

      1. Really? Thanks for sharing. Is that fact or a rumor at this point? If fact, where can I find more information?

  4. The rent is probably too expensive for small local retailers. The goal of the Shops is to capture Maryland dollars by bringing in national chains. The neighborhood does not have the density to support anything else.

    1. The density of the neighborhood is why you have anchor tenants that will attract shoppers from outside the neighborhood. Besides, people will travel for good food.

  5. Wow…I was holding out hope for a Chick-Fil-A at Dakota Crossing. That’s the only one I wanted That old Checkers location is going to be a nightmare for the neighborhood traffic wise. I just assumed that would throw-up another condo/apartment building before replacing it with another fast-food joint.

  6. I would like to see a Dairy Queen in the new shops. There is not one Dairy Queen in DC.

    What happened to the supposedly movie theater that was to be there?

    I thought they said “higher” quality stores. I like a bargain like the next person and will probably patronize the “Five Below” store, but is that what is higher quality?

    Someone mentioned unique and desireable – What about a consignment store? What about a unique boutique? What about a bookstore? What about a day spa? What about a bakery?

    It seems like we were not asked for input, but here is mine anyway.

  7. I would love to of seen more up upscale restaurants. Dakota crossing is steadily building in the back but, not giving the current Residence what they want. They should have taken a survey. I hope that it’s not true they are building apartments behind us. (BIG MISTAKE)!!! Anyway, I am enjoying living over here but, Keep up the good work with the insight on Dakota Crossing.

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