Many new stores and restaurants are opening at Westpost in Pentagon City over the next year

A host of new restaurants and stores are expected to open at Westpost in Pentagon City over the next year.

From a “taco temple” to a pizzeria and brewery to a running store at a new target, the mall formerly known as Pentagon Row will have more than half a dozen new businesses in it. ‘here the fall of next year.

All of these new additions now make Westpost fully leased, confirms a spokesperson for Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRIT), which owns the mixed-use development.

Next to open will be Mimi’s Handmade Ice Cream, which is aiming for the scoop by the end of this month. The 935-square-foot glacier was originally scheduled to open in late summer, but that was delayed. Located at 1201 S. Joyce Street, next to Bun’d Up, the store is owned by local Rollin Amore and is named after his daughter. His partner, Sarah, owns an ice cream parlor in Bethesda.

“I’ve been cooking and creating desserts since I was seven and I’m excited to make this hobby my job,” Amore told ARLnow in May.

Kusshi, a sushi restaurant located in Bethesda’s Pike and Rose, will open in the spring in the space formerly occupied by Namaste Everest, which adjoins Mimi’s. We previously announced that it will start serving by the end of the year.

“Arlington has a lot of business and commerce and Amazon HQ2 is going there as well,” the owner of Kusshi told ARLnow in June of the choice to open at Westpost. “We like to move towards mixed-use developments, which is part of our success at Pike and Rose.”

Baltimore-based Banditos Bar & Kitchen remains on track to open in the spring as well. The FRIT spokesperson confirmed that this could mean as early as April.

This is the third location of the self-proclaimed “taco temple”, but the first in Virginia. The 3,000 square foot restaurant will have outdoor seating and serve classic dishes like tacos, quesadillas and margaritas.

Also aiming for a spring opening, a 34,000-square-foot target in the former Bed, Bath and Beyond space and Road Runner Sports in the former Unleashed space, which closed earlier this year.

Target’s target is April while Road Runner Sports is on track for May or “maybe sooner,” the spokesperson said.

The highly anticipated Nighthawk Pizza is also coming next year. The pizzeria with “an ambiance of the 90s and a brasserie atmosphere” opens “in early 2022”, according to a spokesperson. Originally, it was supposed to start serving slices this fall – in fact, the window sticker still announces it – but that was pushed back. (Such delays seem to be common these days, at least in Arlington.)

The Pizza and Beer Hall comes from Arlington nightlife and grooming baron Scott Parker, Netflix celebrity chef Johnny Spero, and local brewer Aslin Beer Company.

It opens in the former Champps location, which closed in March 2020.

Other Westpost developments include the opening of the Spa and Privai Lounge, scheduled for Monday, November 8. The 4,127 square foot spa located at 1101 S Joyce Street Suite B-35 specializes in body treatments, facials and salon services. , and guided meditation. This is the salon’s fourth location in Virginia.

Bun’d Up, meanwhile, is also undergoing a renovation, according to the FRIT spokesperson, and is currently closed. ARLnow has not received a response on the reopening date of the restaurant, owned by chef Scott Chung.

Restaurants and shops aren’t the only openings at Westpost. The center ice rink opened for the season over the weekend.

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