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Jamestown Signs 4 Restaurant Tenants At Renovation Of Ballston's Stafford Place

A rendering of the plaza at Jamestown's Ballston Exchange

Jamestown's $140M renovation of Ballston's Stafford Place, formerly the National Science Foundation headquarters, has drawn a string of new restaurant tenants. 

The project, branded as Ballston Exchange, landed Shake Shack, We the Pizza, Philz Coffee and Cava, the landlord announced Monday. 

The two trophy office buildings with ground-floor retail at 4201 and 4121 Wilson Blvd. total 776K SF of retail and office space. Jamestown acquired the complex in 2015 for $300M after the NSF had announced plans to move to Alexandria. In March 2017, the landlord announced a $140M renovation, remodeling the 12-story atrium and repositioning the outdoor retail space with a two-story facade. The project is slated to deliver by the end of the year. 

Shake Shack will occupy a 2,900 SF space with an outdoor patio at 4201 Wilson Blvd. We the Pizza will open a 1,900 SF pizzeria with outdoor seating at 4201 Wilson, its third location. Philz Coffee will open a 2,100 SF coffee shop at 4121 Wilson, its first in Virginia. Cava will open a 2,600 SF restaurant at 4121 Wilson. 

The project sits across the street from Ballston Quarter, where Forest City has landed a huge slate of new dining options and experiential retail tenants for its $330M overhaul of the former Ballston Common Mall.