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Old 07-08-2012, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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There a commitments from Maggio's pizza, Panda Express, and Jimmy Johns to open there already and the developer has been advertising more space, so no doubt more stores will be moving in.
I hope they leave room for the obligatory nail salon and check cashing/payday loan, auto parts, and CVS stores.
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I hope they leave room for the obligatory nail salon and check cashing/payday loan, auto parts, and CVS stores.
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Yep, there is supposed to be a nail salon. This is the list of places I've read about: Patient First Urgent Care, Sarku Japan, Panda Express, Mazzio’s Italian Eatery, and Nail Spa.
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Yep, there is supposed to be a nail salon. This is the list of places I've read about: Patient First Urgent Care, Sarku Japan, Panda Express, Mazzio’s Italian Eatery, and Nail Spa.
Okay, I'm officially declaring that Route 1 has reached a turning point.
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:15 PM
 
Location: DMV
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It's just poor planning. Not only is the parking lot a nightmare but the traffic pattern getting in and out is horrible. They have the parking lot cut up to the point that some part of it is like a one way street then the turning lanes are already blocking a lot of traffic going south on Route 1. It's just a horribly planned project. And can you imagine how packed that urgent care is going to be when they finish with all of this? And you thought Wal-mart had a lot of people, now you're going to have Walmart traffic on top of your newest recipients of Obamacare...
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Tysons Corner
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They should probably build some sort of parking garage if its that bad. Though they could avoid all this if they didnt force people who live across the street to drive across route 1, and incorporated a smart master plan for this corridor.

If parking gets bad, maybe people will start shopping at real grocery stores instead.
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:59 PM
 
Location: DMV
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They should probably build some sort of parking garage if its that bad. Though they could avoid all this if they didnt force people who live across the street to drive across route 1, and incorporated a smart master plan for this corridor.

If parking gets bad, maybe people will start shopping at real grocery stores instead.
I'm thinking this is part of the big plan to turn the shopping center across the street into a mixed use development. If they do that, then perhaps they think they will alleviate auto traffic by creating local pedestrians as customers. Just a thought, but yeah they need to do something about the parking.
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:22 PM
 
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I am really surprised the county approved the extra development. At such a crazy intersection, it was bad enough with JUST the Walmart. With these extra stores, forget it. I cannot imagine how insane that entire parking lot is going to be once everything is there. It's just so tight with only one way to get in and out. And as others have said, the turning lane into it from Rte 1 South already causes traffic jams on Rte 1. And because it's like a 6 or 7 way intersection, the lights are short and it's just general chaos.

One of my biggest complaints with Rte 1 shopping centers is that the Rte 1 frontage is narrow but the lots are deep. The complex with the Home Depot, Michaels, etc. And even the Lowes. So it means that there is essentially one way in and out. I cannot imagine how much worse things will be once the Costco is in too.

What an absolute mess they are turning that road into. And once the new development is there, there is no going back. Only more is on its way.
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:49 AM
 
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FYI, I happened to pass by the Kings Crossing Shopping Center (aka the Wal-Mart/Chuck E. Cheese strip mall) and noticed a "coming soon" sign for "Mazzio's: Pasta, Salads and Pizza"...not that the area necessarily needs another pasta and pizza joint. As it stands, the property is starting to look like mini-version of Mount Vernon Square shopping center with its pods of retail sprouting up in the middle of the parking lot...except that MVS actually has the room for it. That intersection and parking lot at Kings Crossing is going to be a *mess* when the holiday shopping season starts.
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Old 09-16-2012, 04:57 PM
 
Location: DMV
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FYI, I happened to pass by the Kings Crossing Shopping Center (aka the Wal-Mart/Chuck E. Cheese strip mall) and noticed a "coming soon" sign for "Mazzio's: Pasta, Salads and Pizza"...not that the area necessarily needs another pasta and pizza joint. As it stands, the property is starting to look like mini-version of Mount Vernon Square shopping center with its pods of retail sprouting up in the middle of the parking lot...except that MVS actually has the room for it. That intersection and parking lot at Kings Crossing is going to be a *mess* when the holiday shopping season starts.
How about just the weekends! The parking lot was already difficult with just the Walmart, but now you take a huge chunk of it away and then you add more stores!!!! Really? Who is making these decisions?
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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noticed a "coming soon" sign for "Mazzio's: Pasta, Salads and Pizza"...not that the area necessarily needs another pasta and pizza joint.
Maybe the area does since the cici's is now closed.
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