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Floor & Decor Opens Today at Old Incredible Universe Building; Opening Festivities Planned

By Uriah Kiser July 3, 2014 8:30 am

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WOODBRIDGE, Va. – A new flooring store opens today in the old Incredible Universe electronics store outside Potomac Mills mall.

Floor & Décor will open its second store in Virginia, taking up some 80,000 square feet for showroom at 14041 Worth Avenue in Woodbridge. The store will sell marble, hardwood, travertine, granite, ceramic, tile, and laminate flooring to individuals and contractors.

Floor & Décor will celebrate its opening with a series of events starting this weekend:

Grand opening festivities include:

Saturday, July 5: 

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Face painting and treats for customers from Kona Ice

Wednesday, July 9: Industry Night

     5 – 8 p.m. Professional Industry Networking Event- All Builders, Contractors, Architects, Designers, Installers and Realtors invited to network with other professionals in the industry, win great prizes and learn about Floor & Decor’s products

Thursday, July 10: 

8:30am Official Prince William County Chamber of Commerce of Northern Virginia ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of Floor & Décor

Friday, July 11:

11 a.m. Official Asian American Chamber of Commerce & Hispanic Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of Floor & Décor

Saturday, July 12: Grand Opening Day

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.: NASCAR Simulator (11-6pm),

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Face painting and Cruise-In with Prince William Cruisers

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Treats for customers from Kona Ice

Noon – 2 p.m. : Roll the Dice for a chance to win $500,000

The new store will employ 52 people. It’s general managers will be Jose Cambria and Shayne Norris. Employees at the store will provide complementary design services for its customers as well as 14-day storage of materials.

A Gander Mountain, a store catering to outdoor enthusiasts, will open in the remaining portion of the 185,000 square feet of space. It is expected to open by fall.

The large building was constructed as an Incredible Universe electronics store which opened in 1995. The store mixed computers and electronics with live entertainment stage at the center of the store as well as an in-house McDonald’s restaurant. Competition from nearby Best Buy, as well as other stores in the Potomac Mills area, eventually drove Incredible Universe out of business about a year after opening its doors.

Between 2002 and 2012, the building was home to General Dynamics who which constructed amphibious war fighting vehicles inside the structure.

Upon the exit of General Dynamics, investors gathered to discuss transforming the building into an indoor recreation and entertainment destination.  With the opening of Floor & Décor and the planned opening of Gander Mountain, plans for the entertainment center have apparently fallen through.

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