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Shops At Dakota Crossing Signs 4 New Retailers, Including Chick-fil-A

A rendering of the Chick-fil-A to be built at the Shops at Dakota Crossing

The Shops at Dakota Crossing, a Northeast D.C. retail center anchored by Costco, Lowe's and Dick's Sporting Goods, will soon welcome a Chick-fil-A

The owners of the complex filed an application with the Board of Zoning Adjustments Tuesday to build a 5K SF Chick-fil-A with 110 indoor seats, 26 outdoor seats and a drive-thru. The restaurant will be built on the southeast corner of the Lowe's building parcel, just west of the the entrance from New York Avenue. 

The Chick-fil-A deal was one of four new leases at Shops at Dakota Crossing that the owners, Trammell Crow, CSG Urban and Fort Lincoln New Town Corp., announced last week. The owners also reached agreements with Mecho's Dominican Kitchen, Jersey Mike's and Transit Employees Federal Credit Union. The retailers are expected to open later this year. 

The new leases bring the 430K SF retail center to 91% leased. CBRE's Lisa Stoddard and Abby Davids handle retail leasing for Shops at Dakota Crossing. The 44-acre property sits at the intersection of New York Avenue and South Dakota Avenue NE. The 154K SF Costco, D.C.'s first, opened on the site in 2012. 

In 2015, the owners signed Marshalls, PetSmart and Dick's to occupy the last of the big-box spaces at the property. Last year, they signed Starbucks, Five Below, Vitamin Shoppe, Panda Express and T-Mobile. Following those leases, multiple commenters on a neighborhood blog expressed a desire for Chick-fil-A to open at the Shops at Dakota Crossing, a wish that has now been granted. 

Chick-fil-A also opened a new restaurant this year on Maryland Avenue NE, just south of H Street. The site's owners, Calkain Cos., offered the property for sale in July after it opened.