Coming Soon to National Harbor, Maryland

The Peterson Companies announced several new retailers that are coming to the D.C. areas largest private mixed-use development. Over the next several months the $4 billion National Harbor project along the Potomac River will add five new stores. But the allure of National Harbor is enough pull some retailers across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge and open up shop.

Vienna, Va-based The Dandelion Patch will open its first location not only in Prince George's County but the first in Maryland, with additional locations already open in Georgetown, Reston, Leesburg, D.C., the Dandelion Patch can now serve a new market. The company offers quality stationary products for several occasions, including weddings, baby showers and Bar Mitzvahs. It will take 2,724 square feet at 142 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745.

Other retailers and restaurants that will join the growing National Harbor include,

BlinkBlanco, located at 169 American Way, from the creator of White House/Black Market, Rick Sarmiento’s the boutique store will feature private label brands and is expected to open Spring of 2012. Also by Rick Sarmiento is Angst at 171 American Way, its another boutique clothing store but geared towards teenagers. Right next door to BlinkBlanco, both stores will occupy about 2,905 square feet. Angst will also open Spring 2012.

Jewelry brand Alex and Ani's Owner will open early April with designs by owner Carolyn Rafaelian. Alex and Ani will take 1,009 square feet at 180-A Waterfront Street.

Los Angeles-based frozen yogurt shop chain, Pinkberry will open its first location in Maryland at 144 National Plaza. The 1,574 square foot store will open April 2012.

Chicago style hotdogs arrive to the D.C. area. ChidogO’s, the creation of Chicagoan Bob Hisaoka aims to supply authentic Chicago-style hotdogs and classic Italian beef sandwiches to locals and transplants alike.  With his first location already open in College Park, MD, National Harbor patrons can have the same experience of a real Chicago dog at 140 National Plaza. The store will occupy 1,753 square feet.

National Harbor is waterfront mixed-use project that sits on 350 acres, its been the center of a highly debated, controversial plan to bring a Casino and slot parlor to the destination. 

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