Ballston Quarter has risen from the construction dust of Ballston Common, and is finally open to the public more than two years after work began to overhaul the long-stagnating interior mall.
The verdict? It’s hardly recognizable from the closed-off behemoth that sat at one of Arlington’s busiest corners, and there’s a lot more to do there than there used to be — of the eating and socializing variety anyway.
While the development has a handful of local, regional and national retailers — with more to come as it continues leasing up — the majority of the space is leased to restaurants and other places to eat, as well as places to do some other activity, possibly while eating: eat and take a cooking class, drink and paint a picture; eat and play darts or go bowling; solve a bunch of puzzles at 5 Wits, an Escape Room-type concept — and then, maybe go get something to eat.
There are also the tenants that stayed from the previous iteration: a shiny, redone OneLife Fitness,…Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.