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Ballston Common Mall will have a new food hall, open by September 2018

The food hall, dubbed Quarter Market, will feature 18 restaurants

All renderings courtesy of Forest City Washington

Arlington, Virginia’s food scene is going to expand exponentially by September 2018. At that time, Ballston Common Mall will debut a brand new, 25,000-square-foot food hall, one of the largest in the D.C. area.

According to a press release, developer Forest City Washington plans on the food hall having 18 restaurants in the food hall with a 5,000-square-foot plaza in the center. There will also be a large outdoor patio space for two restaurants with communal seating.

In a statement, Forest City Washington President Deborah Ratner Salzberg said, “Quarter Market will bring together some of the District’s most original, best-in-class food operators, giving them the opportunity to tap into the incredible market already established in Arlington.”

So far, only nine of the restaurants have been revealed. They include:

  1. Bartaco, a modern Mexican restaurant with “upscale street food with a coastal vibe” that will serve as a sister restaurant to Barcelona Wine Bar.
  2. Buredo, a D.C.-based establishment that serves handheld, burrito-size sushi rolls and salads.
  3. Cucina Al Volo, a rustic casual Italian eatery that currently has locations in Union Market and Adams Morgan.
  4. Ice Cream Jubilee, a D.C.-based ice cream shop that offers creative flavors like coffee and donuts or banana bourbon caramel. This will be the establishment’s first location in Virginia.
  5. Mi & Yu Noodle Bar, a Baltimore-based fast casual noodle bar with two locations in D.C.
  6. Pinch Dumplings, a Baltimore-based restaurant that serves traditional Chinese dumplings. This will be the establishment’s first brick and mortar location in the D.C. area, not counting their stand at Nationals Park.
  7. Rice Crook, a Korean restaurant made by the founders of the D.C. area-based Bun’d Up restaurant. This will be the establishment’s first brick and mortar restaurant.
  8. Swizzler, a D.C.-based, hot dog-focused restaurant. This will be the establishment’s first brick and mortar location.
  9. Timber Pizza Co., a restaurant known for their Neapolitan-style wood-fired pizzas.

Once complete, the 850,000-square-foot Ballston Quarter redevelopment will feature 364,000 square feet of retail and a new 22-story, 408-unit residential building. The residential building will include amenities like a rooftop pool and dog park.