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View Poll Results: Will you shop at the National Harbor
Yes 4 11.43%
No 18 51.43%
Depends on what they have 10 28.57%
Not Sure 3 8.57%
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Old 05-24-2011, 06:19 AM
 
Location: DMV
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Now that the National Harbor in MD is getting a new upscale outlet mall in addition to all the other things they have built, are you tempted to come over to MD to do your shopping?
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Sterling, VA
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No, I am close to the Leesburg outlet center and Dulles Town Center. Plus, I do a lot of online shopping.
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Washington DC
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Nope.
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Manassas, VA
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I live in Manassas, VA.....I don't think they'll have anything at the Harbor that I'd be willing to venture out in traffic for... Now, when Cirque Du Soleil comes back - I'll see that though....but pretty sure I won't make it over to the shopping bit.
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:38 AM
 
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I'd probably go at least once. I try to hit up the Leesburg outlets twice a year or so, and I live far closer to National Harbor, so the horrific parking fees there would be offset by the gas savings.

I was just at a Tanger outlet mall on Long Island, though...I really hope the Maryland one is more attractive and more pedestrian-friendly. If it's not, I'll continue to drive to Leesburg.
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Depends what's there, but probably. Soooooooooooooo much closer and more convenient than Leesburg (and I won't have to pay for the greenway and toll road to get there!)
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:02 AM
 
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Now that the National Harbor in MD is getting a new upscale outlet mall in addition to all the other things they have built, are you tempted to come over to MD to do your shopping?
No. National Harbor isn't designed for locals to do shopping. Who is going to pay $12 to park to shop at an outlet mall? It's for business travelers on an expense account or upscale weekend tourists that the hotels there cater to.
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:09 AM
 
Location: DMV
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No. National Harbor isn't designed for locals to do shopping. Who is going to pay $12 to park to shop at an outlet mall? It's for business travelers on an expense account or upscale weekend tourists that the hotels there cater to.
It's changing a little. They are trying to make it more residential now because I think they realized the whole tourist feel wasn't working. They just opened up a upscale grocery store, a CVS, and they are about to add a gas station with some carry-out restaurants on the outer parts. I think they are getting desperate at this point.
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:31 AM
 
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No. National Harbor isn't designed for locals to do shopping. Who is going to pay $12 to park to shop at an outlet mall? It's for business travelers on an expense account or upscale weekend tourists that the hotels there cater to.
Good point. I might go occasionally if there were free parking or easy transit. For me, Potomac Mills is equally as close.

Of course, I haven't been to Potomac Mills in more than a year so maybe I'm just not much of an outlet fan.
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Ashburn, VA
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Their parking fees are assessed 24/7, too. We paid $3 to park at 8am on a Sunday when nothing was open so we could see the Awakening statue. No reason to go back...
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