Home Goods and T.J. Maxx Destined for Georgetown Mall
The mall owners are looking for two restaurants to also take up space in the renovated property.
The first all-but-confirmed tenants for the Georgetown Park Mall will be T.J. Maxx and Home Goods according to a Vornado Realty Trust flyer requesting restaurant tenants that was obtained by local blog The Georgetown Metropolitan.
The flyer shows two restaurant locations available along the Canal side of the Georgetown mall property and lists space as assigned to Home Goods/T.J. Maxx.
Georgetown Metropolitan (GM) also reports that Michaels Craft store is another tenant.
The mall is closed for renovations, with the exception of those stores that front on 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 (M Street Level 9,190 s.f., Wisconsin Level 9,426 s.f.). A second restaurant, Space B, could occupy the 40,557 sqaure feet of space closest to Wisconsin Avenue at the rear of the Mall property (M Street Level 7,412 s.f.,
Wisconsin Level 33,145 s.f.).
GM writer Topher Mathews is none 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 type of restaurant that might choose these space.
"Maybe the restaurants will redeem this whole project. It could happen, but given Vornado’s bland suburban taste in tenants so far, GM is afraid we’ll end up with an Olive Garden and Cheesecake Factory…".
At the most recent Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting, Vornado Realty Trust's Scott Milsom said the developers hope to be "substantially complete with construction" within the next 10 months to a year.
What do you think? Would you shop at Home Goods? Do you hate driving to Virginia to get your craft supplies?