WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regency Centers Corporation (NYSE:REG), a national owner, operator and developer of grocery-anchored community shopping centers, is proud to announce that Whole Foods Market has signed on to anchor the new retail development, Belmont Chase, in Ashburn, VA. With a projected Summer 2015 opening, the 80,000 SF center will include metro-D.C.’s first Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant, Cava Mezze Grill, Peet’s Coffee and Tea, and PR Fresh Look Salon, among many other soon to be announced exciting restaurants and retailers.
Since its founding in 1980, Whole Foods Market has transformed the organic foods industry in the United States. Boasting more than 360 stores in the U.S. and United Kingdom, the company maintains a strong commitment to sustainable agriculture, community reinvestment and environmental stewardship. At 40,000 SF, this will be Whole Foods Market’s first store in Loudoun County, Virginia, which was recently named the wealthiest county in the nation.
Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant, another first for Loudoun County and metro-D.C., was Founded in Chicago, IL in 2005 and offers a restaurant experience like none other. Their 11,000 SF Belmont Chase location will include four distinct components: an upscale casual dining restaurant, full-service bar, private barrel-aging room, Napa-style tasting room and retail gift store, all overlooking the center’s striking water feature.
Cava Mezze Grill, founded in 2006, has quickly become a staple among fast casual foodies. With six restaurant locations open in the D.C. metro area, Belmont Chase will be Cava’s first in Loudoun County. Cava Mezze Grill is a local, fresh casual Mediterranean restaurant that features “Build Your Own” meals with salads, rice bowls, or house-baked pitas, and dinner plates from a stone-fired oven.
Founded in 1966, Peet’s Coffee and Tea continues their expansion into metro-D.C. with a 2,025 SF unit at Belmont Chase. Peet’s continues the tradition of creating small batches of fresh, quality, and dark roasted coffee that is both rich and complex.
“The anticipation for this development has been palpable,” said Devin Corini, Vice President Investments, Regency. “Northern Virginia, especially Loudoun County, has experienced tremendous growth. Belmont Chase will raise the bar for retail in Loudoun County, offering the first Whole Foods Market, Cooper’s Hawk, Cava Mezze Grill, and Peet’s Coffee. It will be a dynamic and welcoming neighborhood center serving Ashburn and greater Loudoun County for years to come.”
As a cornerstone of the growing Belmont Executive Center, the 18-acre Belmont Chase will offer approximately 80,000 square feet of retail, dining and professional services. The center will include amenities for community enjoyment including outdoor gathering spaces, dining patios, lakeside views in a relaxing atmosphere and elegant design elements with reclaimed wood, brick and steel. Additionally, Regency Centers is committed to the pursuit of LEED Certification for its retail shops.
Belmont Chase is located in Belmont Executive Center, at the intersection of Claiborne Parkway and Leesburg Pike (US-7), and at the gateway of the Toll Brothers’ 2,137-home golf course community, Belmont Estates. Belmont Chase will serve as a catalyst for continued development of Belmont Executive Center, which includes 1.2 million SF of future office space and hotel uses. For leasing or more information about Belmont Chase or other Regency properties in the Washington, DC / Northern Virginia market, contact senior leasing agent Jack deVilliers at 703-442-4315 or JackdeVilliers@RegencyCenters.com.
About Regency Centers Corporation (NYSE:REG)
Regency is the preeminent national owner, operator and developer of high-quality grocery-anchored and community shopping centers. As of Dec. 31, 2013, the company owned 328 retail properties, including those held in co-investment partnerships. Including retailer-owned square footage, the portfolio encompassed 43.3 million square feet located in top markets throughout the United States. Since 2000, Regency has developed 214 shopping centers, including those currently in process, representing an investment at completion of more than $3 billion. Operating as a fully integrated real estate company, Regency is a qualified real estate investment trust that is self-administered and self-managed.