Friday, November 4, 2011

TJ Maxx in Penn Quarter

We mentioned yesterday that TJ Maxx was a viable suitor for the space that Filene's Basement will leave vacant once they shutter.

Well, TJ Maxx will indeed be filling the discount store void in our hearts - but they won't be filling the Filene's property.  TJ Maxx will be across the street from the Filene's space: they've signed a lease at 601 13th St. NW in the Homer Building - and will occupy 29,000 feet over two levels.

We heard from readers that they were pulling for a Nordstrom Rack in the Filene's space - but this news seems to make the space less viable for another discount store.  We've heard that Uniqlo is weighing this space, along with potential City Center retail space, as options for DC expansion.

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