The closed ESPN Zone downtown at 11th and E streets NW could become the district's second Target store. The building is currently for sale so this deal is not sealed, and it could all fall apart if things change hands. WaPo writes,
Michael R. Zacharia, a retail broker for commercial real estate firm CBRE who represents the building's current owners, acknowledged that he has been working for months on a deal to bring Target there. Multiple prospective buyers said the building was being marketed for sale as having a Target store lined up as a possible tenant. The store would be as much as 100,000 square feet and is across the street from a Metro Center station. What say you, fair citizens? Tired of hiking to Columbia Heights for your big box retail goods? Or better to keep big boxes in the burbs? Leave us a comment.
· Target considering a store near Metro Center in downtown D.C. [WaPo]
· ESPN Zone to close five ESPN Zones, including D.C. and Baltimore restaurants [WaPo]