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McLean Starbucks to close temporarily for renovation

Starbucks is preparing to update its shop in McLean’s Chesterbrook Shopping Center.

The coffee house at 6214 Old Dominion Drive will temporarily close for about a month during the interior renovation, which is slated to begin on next Monday, March 18. A sign posted to the door says that the last day of business before the closure will be this Saturday (March 16).

According to Federal Realty, which owns the shopping center, the renovation will include:

  • Alterations to the current bar setup
  • Updated partition arrangements
  • Installation of new lighting
  • Incorporation of modern furniture and fixtures
  • Application of fresh finishes
  • New, inspiring artwork
  • Redesigned second story seating

“We are excited to bring this transformative Starbucks renovation to Chesterbrook Shopping Center, which aligns with Federal’s commitment to creating vibrant and modern spaces for the community,” Federal Realty Senior Vice President of Asset Management Deirdre Johnson said in a press release. “This project builds on our long-term vision and unwavering commitment to delivering an outstanding experience for all visitors.”

Federal Realty told FFXnow last fall that a renovation of the Starbucks in Chesterbrook would be coming in the first half of 2024.

At that time, Starbucks didn’t respond to a request for comment, and when contacted again last week, a spokesperson said the company had “no store renovation plans to share.”

“We remain focused on serving customers in the McLean community,” the Starbucks spokesperson said.

But the renovation plans have now been confirmed by Federal Realty, which says the store will be closed for “approximately four weeks.”

The sign on the door encourages patrons to “please visit us at other locations.” The only other standalone Starbucks in McLean is at 1438 Chain Bridge Road, though the chain can also be found inside Giant at 1454 Chain Bridge Road.

Anchored by Safeway, Chesterbrook anticipates adding several tenants this year, including the beauty services retailer SkinSpirit, which will open this summer, and a Small Door Veterinary clinic coming in the fall.

Construction is expected to finish this fall on a permanent space next to Le Village Marché for Call Your Mother. Until then, the popular D.C. bagel shop will continue to operate its mobile “Lil Deli” truck. Also on track to open later in 2024 is Sorn Thai, a new restaurant from the team behind Donsak in D.C., and the beauty retailer Bluemercury is projected to open in early 2025.

Hat tip to Greg Brandon

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