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Report: Ikea to open new ‘urban format’ store in Fairfax Corner

IKEA is opening a concept in Fairfax Corner (via Jueun Song/Unsplash)

(Updated at 11:40 a.m.) IKEA is slated to open a new urban-format concept in Fairfax Corner, according to a report by Washington Business Journal.

The Swedish furniture giant expects to open a “plan-and-order point” with pick-up options in Fairfax Corner, according to the report. The business will replace a nearly 4,458-square-foot location that was the former home of South Moon Under.

A spokesperson for Peterson Companies, which manages Fairfax Corner, confirmed to FFXnow that Ikea will open a store there.

Ikea is also slated to open a store in Rio in Gaithersburg sometime later this year, along with a smaller location this summer in Pentagon City.

According to WBJ, customers will be able to meet employees to consult on furnishing designs and planning. The locations in Fairfax and Gaithersburg will have the option of picking up items in the store. But at the Pentagon City location must be shipped to the customer’s home or business.

Fairfax Corner, owned by Peterson Cos., is currently home to retailers like REI, P.F. Chang’s, Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Cinemark. An apartment building is also slated to open there this summer.

According to the WBJ, Fairfax Corner will also undergo some construction this summer on a new retail building for the home decor store Arhaus, which will be relocating within the shopping center.

Peterson Cos. also announced that it will break ground in June on a 36,000-square-foot, two-story retail building at Fairfax Corner, in an existing surface lot across from Coastal Flats, where Arhaus, an existing tenant, will relocate in the fall of 2024. Arhaus, a higher-end furniture and home decor store, will take 19,000 square feet of that building, including a 4,000-square-foot open-air second floor that will showcase outdoor items…

…”With renewed interest in retail leasing and customers looking for centers that feature quality-of-life amenities, Fairfax Corner and Rio will provide expanded choices with Vista providing more options for convenient, luxury living,” Paul Weinschenk, Peterson’s president of retail, said in a statement.

Correction: This article initially said Ikea would be a tenant in the new retail building with Arhaus, but the Peterson Cos. spokesperson clarified that it’s a separate project. Photo via Jueun Song/Unsplash

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