Village Center construction to finish in March
Still no anchor store leased to the property
Construction on Urbana Village Center, a shopping center set to open soon along the newly realigned Md. Route 355, should wrap up in March.
And even though the center's steel skeleton has been visible for months at the western edge of Urbana High School, it does not yet have an anchor store to fill it, according to Jeff Topchik, a leasing representative for JBG Rosenfeld, which is leasing the property.
By late in 2008, Chevy Chase-based JBG Rosenfeld had already leased to Buffalo Wild Wings, a Rite Aid Pharmacy, Bank of America, Georgetown Valet dry cleaner, Ledo Pizza, and The Fractured Prune, but the company has not yet found a grocery store to serve as the anchor tenant.
Route 355 was realigned as part of the development of the shopping center. Lowell Baier, who owns the land near the Cracked Claw on which the center is being built, paid for the relocation of the road, which was the final phase of realignment to Route 355 as it passes through Urbana.
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