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02/24/2021

National Harbor signs four new tenants

Al Urbanski
Real Estate Editor & Manager
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Essence magazine called National Harbor "D.C.'s Hidden Treasure."

The Gaylord convention center and hotel at National Harbor, located just outside of Washington, D.C., in Maryland, remains closed. That’s tough for retail locations there because—while some 2,500 residents make their home at National Harbor—its retail and dining square footage is built to handle the 28 million people who attend meetings and conventions there every year.

But this week, National Harbor’s developer, Peterson Companies, announced the signing of four new tenants at the site along the Potomoc River. BurgerFi will be opening a 2,714-sq.-ft. location there this summer and Roll by Goodyear is set to open this spring in a 1,616-sq.-ft. space. Girlkin Lashes and Mahogony Books also plan to open new stores in 2021—Mahogony’s second shop in National Harbor.

“We know that National Harbor is a special place,” said Kimli Cross, VP of leasing at National Harbor. “There is nothing like it in the country—proximity to the nation’s capital as well as its river frontage, interstate access, and mix of retail, residential, and Class-A office space.”

Other retailers in residence at National Harbor include Alex & Ani, Build-a-Bear Workshop, Carhartt, New York New York, and Potomoc Gourmet Market.

Peterson Companies is known for its forward-thinking mixed-use concepts. Some of its other developments are Downtown Silver Spring, Rio in Gaithersburg, Md., and Fairfax Corner in Fairfax, Va.