WASHINGTON — The redeveloped Ballston Mall, an 850,000-square-foot reboot that includes a 22-story residential tower, is nearing its fall opening as Ballston Quarter and it continues to line up new tenants, including lots of dining choices.
Developer Forest City Thursday announced 12 new restaurants that have signed leases, some of them for Ballston Quarter’s huge food hall, Quarter Market.
The new list also leans heavily local.
Among those coming to Ballston Quarter:
- Ted’s Bulletin will open its seventh D.C.-area location at the mall
- D.C.-based burger chain All About Burger will open its fifth area location
- D.C.-based Compass Coffee will open its eighth area location on the ground floor of the residential tower
- Baltimore-based The Local Oyster will be part of Quarter Market
- Chick-Fil-A will return to Ballston with a mall location
- Pop-up sandwich shop French Exit will be part of Quarter Market
- South American restaurant Maizal opens its first location in Virginia in Quarter Market
- Fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant Mezeh, with eight locations in Virginia and Maryland
- Casual seafood restaurant Slapfish will open its second location here, with its first opening in Rockville in June
- Sloppy Mama’s BBQ, with a location at Union Market, will open its second as part of Quarter Market
- Northern Virginia cold-pressed micro juicery South Block opens its 10th D.C.-area location in the residential tower
- Union Kitchen Grocery, also in the residential tower, will be its fourth D.C.-area store
“Combined with the restaurants featured in the food emporium, Quarfter Market, and throughout the edevelopment, Ballston Quarter will serrve as a new epiccenter of the region’s culinary offerings,” said Will Voegele, Forest City’s senior vice president of development.
Forest City also recently released a list of new retailers that have signed on at Ballston QuarterBallston Quarter.
Quarter Market, a 25,000-square-foot food hall, will be among the largest food halls in the area with at least 18 vendors.
Forest City has said that nearly 40 percent of the property will account for experiential offerings, i.e. food, entertainment and education, making it one of the region’s largest entertainment hubs.
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