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Peterson Companies Expands Offerings at Fairfax Corner


Bluemercury, Potomac River Running and Mathnasium open locations and LOFT reopens with new concept

Fairfax, Virginia, August 20, 2013Peterson Companiesannounces today expansion of offerings at Fairfax Corner, a 300,000 square foot lifestyle center located in Fairfax, Virginia, that includes new stores from Bluemercury, LOFT, Potomac River Runningand Mathnasium.  The stores are part of Peterson Companies’ efforts to appeal to the lifestyle of the surrounding community, while expanding and improving the current offerings at the retail and dining destination.

“This mix of new stores offers a variety of sought-after services and products, and we’re thrilled they chose Fairfax Corner for their newest locations,” said Taylor Chess, President Retail for Peterson Companies. Adding, “We’re proud of our ability to attract national retailers like Bluemercury, whose high profile will help keep Fairfax Corner a shopping and dining destination for years to come.”

The 1,992 square foot Bluemercury will open in September 2013, and is widely recognized as the nation’s fastest growing luxury beauty products and spa retail chain. The unique retailer carries highly sought-after skincare and beauty brands like La Mer, Kiehl’s, Trish McEvoy, NARS and more, offering its clients unparalleled technical product knowledge, expert advice and friendly service.

LOFT reopened with a new concept at Fairfax Corner on August 19, 2013. The new concept store features a boutique-style layout comprised of small “style closets,” plush seating and open space that encourages interaction and collaborative styling. During opening week guests will receive a special tote as a gift with purchase (while supplies last; with purchases of $75 or more) and will be able to enter for a chance to win a $250 LOFT shopping spree and personal styling session.

The 2,332 square foot Potomac River Running opened its 9th store in the Washington, DC area on June 16, 2013. Potomac River Running is a family-owned, locally based running specialty store with locations throughout the metropolitan area. Potomac River Running specializes in running and walking footwear, apparel, gear and accessories. Fairfax Corner will work with Potomac River Running’s sister company, Commonwealth Race Management, to host races and events on-site.

The 1,060 square foot Mathnasium will open in September 2013. The highly specialized math tutoring center aims to significantly increasing a child's math skills, understanding of math concepts, and overall school performance, while building confidence and forging a positive attitude toward the subject. The Mathnasium’s sophisticated method uses tailor-made programs designed to fit each individual’s needs and deliver results.

About Fairfax Corner:

Fairfax Corner is a 300,000 square foot shopping, dining, entertainment and living destination located at 4100 Monument Drive in Fairfax, VA. The property offers a mix of specialty retailers and restaurants that include Coastal Flats, Pinkberry, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, REI, LOFT, South Moon Under, Rave Fairfax Corner Theaters and many more. An interactive fountain with outdoor cafés provide a neighborhood gathering spot for community events. For more information, visit Or follow Fairfax Corner on Facebookand Twitterfor real-time updates.

About Peterson Companies:

Peterson Companies is one of the largest privately owned real estate development companies in the Washington, DC region and offers fully-integrated development services for commercial, office, residential and retail real estate.  The company is responsible for some of the most prominent and successful mixed-use retail, residential and office developments in Northern Virginia and Maryland including National Harbor, Downtown Silver Spring, Washingtonian Center, Fairfax Corner, Virginia Gateway, Fair Lakes, Burke Centre and Tysons McLean Office Park. Founded by Milt Peterson over 30 years ago, the company has an extensive two million square foot development pipeline throughout the Washington, DC region. For more information about the company, please visit


08/26/2013 - 09:47


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