Thursday, February 09, 2006

PWC Supervisors side with market forces over bureaucrats

A special thank you to PWC's Board of County Supervisors for allowing the free market and public demand decide the composition of Potomac Center instead of a stale bureaucracy. The demand is there at this location for high-end retail. There is no immediate demand for more office space at this site, yet that is what the bureaucrats were pushing. The supervisors and developer struck a measured balance on the office space issue while also satisfying market demand. Finally, PWC residents won't have to travel out of the county for high-end retail and restaurants. Here comes Macy's and Wegman's....

9 Comments:

At 2/09/2006 11:48:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wegman's!!

Bout time PWC moved on up

 
At 2/09/2006 12:17:00 PM, Blogger Riley, Not O'Reilly said...

I'm just wondering if they'll sponsor Bills games on the radio down here.

 
At 2/09/2006 01:02:00 PM, Blogger Waltzing Matilda said...

I was at home watching the meeting when Mr. Stewart caused me to spit my food clean across the room. If memory serves, he said TWICE, "We must be flexible when it comes to development." SAY WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Everyone knows that high end retail has been an issue for Mr. Nohe since getting in to office. I guess Mr. Stewart saw that and tried to steal it. Also, did you see Mrs. Barg's face when Mr. Stewart was going on and on. If we could read her thoughts I am sure it would have been something close to, "Who is this man sitting next to me and what have they done with the real Corey Stewart? Where ever they've taken him, they can leave him there."

 
At 2/09/2006 01:24:00 PM, Anonymous NoVa Scout said...

Mr. Stewart keeps looking for a horse that will take him somewhere. No luck so far, I guess. Maybe Marty's pony will work.

 
At 2/09/2006 06:34:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll believe it when I see it. This isn't the first time stores have expressed an "intent" to locate in PWC.

 
At 2/09/2006 11:08:00 PM, Blogger Riley, Not O'Reilly said...

Papers have been signed, commitments have been made, and the people developing this are the Mills Corp. (Potomac Mills and about 3 dozen other Mills centers around the world) and the people who developed Tyson's Corner. It's happening.

 
At 2/10/2006 01:35:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Letters of intent or contractual commitments? Which one do we have for the tenants?

Top-of-the-line tenants were promised for the Potomac Mills counterpart 20 years ago. It never happened.

When the sign goes up on the actual store I will be delighted.

 
At 2/10/2006 05:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's not forget the Harris Teeter coming to Hoadley and the Parkway!

 
At 10/15/2006 11:06:00 AM, Anonymous C. JOrdna said...

It is about time a Wegaman's and high end retail comes to this county. I travel ot Fairfax for grocery shopping at Wegmans PWC shoud get that money not Fairfax. What is wrong with these supevisiors wanting more office space. Retail makes good tax money especially a high end grocery like Wegmans. Come on people read all the comments and about people traveling to Dulles and Fairfax to shop at Wegmans this is not rocket science! Just Do IT!! Having lived in New York areas where Wegmans are the demographics in PWC are surely better able to suppot a store like Wegmans than Western N.Y.

 

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