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New Concept And First to Market Retail to Open at Cathedral Commons

April 05, 2016

--Bluemercury, Zengo Cycle, Ah Love Oil, MyEyeDr, Allure Spa, and a New Starbucks Concept Come to Northwest D.C.--

GREENBELT, MD – April 5, 2016 – Cathedral Commons has energized the Cathedral Heights neighborhood with its outstanding mix of shopping, dining, fitness options and community services. New retailers opening in coming months further build a cohesive sense of home and community in the area:

Bluemercury, widely recognized as the nation’s largest and fastest growing luxury beauty products and spa retail chain, will open their sixth and newest D.C. location in May 2016. The 1,890 square foot store at Cathedral Commons will offer a carefully curated luxury-beauty product assortment, signature spa services, friendly advice, team of beauty experts and exclusive new treatment concepts, all under one roof. In addition to skincare, makeup, haircare and fragrance products, Bluemercury’s in-house spa will offer their world-renowned oxygen facials, glycolic peels, waxing, and microdermabrasion. The first Bluemercury location opened in 1999 in Georgetown, quickly becoming the neighborhood store for beauty, where clients could find high quality, innovative beauty products and honest, expert expertise.

Mornings are more productive with a little caffeine, and after April 14, evenings will be more pleasant with the addition of more menu options including wine, craft beer, and small plates at the existing Cathedral Commons Starbucks. The "Evenings" store concepts have debuted throughout the country since 2010, and the Cathedral Commons location will be the very first in the Washington, D.C. region. Consumer eating habits have evolved into a pattern of snacking on small meals throughout the day, which helped influence the small plate assortment in Evenings stores. Starbucks partnered with various wine chefs to identify the perfect complement to the wine and beer selection as well as coffees. The Evenings wine and craft beer assortment is a reflection of the tastes in a variety of regions across the U.S., resulting in a combination of local and regional favorites that will rotate over time.

Zengo Cycle opened its fifth location on March 26, 2016. Zengo’s newest studio features 45 top-of-the-line Schwinn magnetic resistance bikes with 50-minute classes taught by certified master instructors.

Local retailer Ah Love Oil offers a curated experience featuring extra-virgin olive oils, luscious jams, Italian-made pasta, tapenades, sauces, and artisan-crafted foods and kitchenware in a 1,210 square foot, Mediterranean-inspired space. Ah Love Oil will open its fourth D.C.-area location at Cathedral Commons this summer.

MyEyeDr and Allure Spa will also open this summer in 1,812 square feet and 3,182 feet spaces, respectively.

Cathedral Commons features 125,000 square feet of retail space including a variety of health and wellness, fitness, shopping, and dining options. Current retailers include Giant, CVS Pharmacy, SunTrust and Wells Fargo banks, Parks Fabricare, [solidcore], Wylie Wagg, Le Village Marche, Pure Barre, and Core 72. In January 2016, The Washington Balletopened a new 6,850 square foot studio to meet the growing demand for student and adult ballet classes and rehearsal space for the Company.

On-site restaurants include Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar, Rakuand recently opened Grilled Oyster Company.

Cathedral Commons, offers 137 apartment residences and eight for-rent townhomes, high-end services and amenities including rooftop terraces with sweeping views of The National Cathedral, and a boutique hotel-style lobby with a 24-hour concierge with Bozzuto’s Top Notch services.

Cathedral Commons was designed with the health of residents and the community in mind and was recently awarded LEED® Silver certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

Cathedral Commons was designed by JCA and Maurice Walters Architects with interiors by Hartman Design Group. The community is a joint venture of Bozzuto, Ahold USA, parent company of Giant Food, and Southside Investment Partners. The retail leasing is being handled by H&R Retail.

About Bozzuto

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