In a comment on Bel Air Patch, Tom Fidler said a number of stores and restaurants could be tenants in Abingdon's newest shopping center. They include P.F. Changs, Carrabas and Ann Taylor Loft. (For the full list, see his comment below.)
Fidler also defended the , despite on Bel Air Patch's Facebook page.
"[T]his is one of the nation's top casual dining retailers. Panera Bread is planning to construct its new 'cafe' concept that provides for more outdoor seating and a larger interior layout," Fidler wrote. "We are excited to have Panera as part of the Blvd. at Box Hill; they bring a great concept and menu to the project."
He also asked that residents continue to send him feedback, as he .
Here is Fidler's full comment:
Good morning bloggers. A few responses for you. First, Home Goods and DSW are taking over the former Weiss Market location. Construction has begun and both tenants are projected to open this Fall. Second, with regards to Panera Bread, this is one of the nation's top casual dining retailers. Panera Bread is planning to construct its new "cafe'" concept that provides for more outdoor seating and a larger interior layout. We are excited to have Panera as part of the Blvd. at Box Hill; they bring a great concept and menu to the project.
Next, a general update on our progress with the planning of Phase II at the Boulevard at Box Hill. During the ICSC Spring Convention in late May (International Council of Shopping Centers) we were able to meet with many incredible national retailers for this next phase. Following many of the recommendations from your emails to me, we were able to get one on one meetings and pitch the project for consideration. I have a running list of potential retailers such as Anne Taylor Loft, Soma, Black House/White Market, Romano's Macaroni Grill, Off Broadway Shoes, Ralph Lauren, Casual Male, Sephora, PF Changs, Carrabas, Cosi, Coal Fired Pizza Grill, several Asian Fusion Restaurants, and a few dessert type tenants. Signifigantly, we will be announcing the anchor tenant for Phase II later this summer; site planning and review are underway now. Keep the ideas coming, and thanks.