NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., July 7, 2021—National Harbor welcomes seven new retail tenants in the last three months. Roll by Goodyear (128 Waterfront St.) has opened one of its new customer-centric tire locations in a 1,616 square foot space; Girlkin Lashes (181 American Way) opened its luxurious lash and brow salon in a 1,311 square foot space; nationally known MahoganyBooks (121 American Way) has opened its first street-level bookstore and its second location in a 1,408 square foot space with its books for, by or about the African diaspora. Black Hair Experience (151 St. George Blvd.,) opened last month and features 22,629 square feet of a unique concept with Instagramable spaces that connect visitors to moments from their childhood and to history.
Additional new tenants include Community Love (169 American Way), a 2,873 square foot creative retail clothing brand based on key community principles. Prince George’s Arts & Humanities Council (162 Waterfront St.) has a 6,175 square foot space where local artists sell their wares, workshop classes, and live music on the weekends. Locally known artist Josue Martinez opened his second Corinto Gallery in a 1,118 square foot space store at National Harbor. Martinez is best known for Gangster George and his National Cherry Blossom Festival’s Art in Bloom chair. His original Corinto Gallery is in Washington, D.C.
“Retail activity at National Harbor has been robust over the past year,” said Kimli Cross, vice president of leasing at National Harbor for Peterson Companies (owners and managers of the property.) “Our portfolio of retail and restaurants has continued to increase and the mix will further enrich the customer experience for our residents and visitors.”
With more than 2,500 residents, 28 million visitors annually, and 280,700+ square feet of flexible retail, it’s no surprise that National Harbor is a popular location for restaurants and retailers. The Waterfront District at National Harbor provides easy access and parking. Its wide promenades are lined with restaurants and retailers including national brands—Carhartt, Alex and Ani, Build-A-Bear Workshop and others. It has also become a location for unique and successful retail entrepreneurs including ZAAF, , Brackish Waters, BrookieGirl, Messy Treatz and The Furlough Cheesecake.
With its prime riverfront location and easy access to Washington, D.C.; Alexandria; Arlington and Baltimore, National Harbor’s location is unparalleled. The Waterfront District at National Harbor offers a unique experience for dining, shopping, entertainment, special events and water activities.
“We know that National Harbor is a special place,” Cross added. “There is nothing like it in the country—proximity to the nation’s capital as well as notable easy interstate access; mix of retail, prime residential and Class-A office space—all part of a community that has been master-planned by one developer so that it’s architecturally cohesive and well thought through.”
For more information on National Harbor, visit www.NationalHarbor.com.
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About National Harbor
Situated on the banks of the historic Potomac River and just minutes from the nation’s capital, National Harbor is a waterfront resort destination unlike any other. National Harbor is home to eight hotels including two of Maryland’s Four Diamond rated hotels—Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center and MGM National Harbor. Also within National Harbor is Tanger Outlets’ 85 designer brands. The vibrant Waterfront District at National Harbor features boutique shops, restaurants and entertainment options along picturesque promenades as well as the iconic Capital Wheel, a 180-ft observation wheel and the Guide by Cell outdoor art gallery tour. National Harbor typically welcomes more than 28 million visitors a year. For more information, visit www.NationalHarbor.com.
About Peterson Companies
As one of the largest privately-owned real estate development companies in the DC region, Peterson Companies consistently delivers some of the area’s most exciting mixed-use retail, residential and commercial destinations. Over the past 55 years, Peterson has created such exceptional landmarks as National Harbor, Downtown Silver Spring, Fair Lakes, and Fairfax Corner. With a proven ability to move quickly on opportunities to reshape and enhance local communities, the company creates vibrant residential and business districts that benefit all who live and work in our region. For more information about the Peterson Companies, please visit www.petersoncos.com.
Contact: Vicki Bendure