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Lake Ridge Shopping Center Under Renovation Getting New Name

By Potomac Local News May 22, 2013 1:30 pm

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LAKE RIDGE, Va. – Trees are coming down and a renovation of a Lake Ridge shopping center is getting underway.

Owners of the Festival at Old Bridge Shopping Center on Old Bridge Road cut down trees to make way for new ones. It’s part of an overall renovation of the property that includes tennants Gold’s Gym, Village Skis and Bikes, Brittany’s Sports Bar, and Food Lion grocery store.

“We’re in the process of cleaning up the site, which involves taking down trees, removing brush, overgrown shrubbery, etc. The site will be cleaned up and the stumps will be removed,” said spokeswoman Sheryl Simeck in an email.

Once renovations are complete, a total of 1,400 new trees will be planted in the shopping center – 720 more than officials at the Prince William County Government Center required. The trees will include crepe myrtles, red maples, Ginko trees, Ink Berry, Hypericum, Smokebush, Itea, Liriope groundcover, Old Gold Juniper and salvia.

After the renovation and planting is completed, the center will also undergo a name change to Dillingham Square. That name will match the name of street on which the shopping center already sits.

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  • Nancy Vehrs

    Why did the current trees have to come down?

  • Earnie Porta

    Nancy — It’s also a bit of a surprise that they are using so many non-native species as replacements. That doesn’t seem to bode well for their longer-term maintenance costs, though I guess that just gets passed on to the tenants. And the Asian Ginko has been yanked by some municipalities because it and its seeds reek — maybe they are using a different variety, though.

  • http://www.planetmike.com Michael Clark

    Did they say how long the renovations will take to complete?

    • http://mrscary Tom barnes

      There are loads of other similar businesse….

  • http://mrscary Tom barnes

    Isn’t going to help business. Nothing to attract anyone. According to ex tenants, rents are outrageous.

    Just and “not working” business tactics….

  • Andres

    Lots of vacant stores. The spot where the bagel sandwich shop was has been vacant for 6 or 7 years.