Lidl and Onelife Fitness set to open at Upton Place

Upton Squarea $290 million mixed-use development underway in Washington, DC, has landed two notable tenants.

One Life Fitness signed a 54,745 square foot lease, while a grocery store lidl signed for 28,960 square feet. Both plan to open in the fourth quarter of 2023 when development, by Development Donohoe and Aimcoshould open.

This is Lidl’s third DC location.

“We are pleased to continue to expand our store network in the Washington metro area,” a Lidl spokesperson told Commercial Observer. “We’re focusing on highly convenient locations that will make Lidl’s high-quality, highly affordable groceries accessible to as many DC residents as possible. We are confident that the store will be a great addition to the community.

The site was previously an office building occupied by Fannie Mae. The development team is redeveloping the property into a 689-unit residential building with 105,000 square feet of retail along Wisconsin Avenue.

“The redevelopment of this property allowed us to create dynamic spaces with amenities as the focal point,” Evan Weisman, president of Donohoe Development, said in a statement. “We are proud to have both [tenants] on board to transform Upton Place, Wisconsin into an attractive mixed-use destination and a central gathering place for the community.

Upton Place was represented by Bert Donohoe and Don Konz of Donohoe Real Estate Services in both transactions. Lidl was represented by Brad Buslik of Retail H&Rwhile Onelife Fitness represented itself.

Requests for comment from Onelife Fitness or brokers were not immediately returned, while the development team referred to their company’s announcement for comment.

Keith Loria can be reached at [email protected]

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