Square Footage at These DC Area Retail Chains Is Exploding

Whole Foods Market announced a 70,000-square-foot Tysons Corner location to open in 2018. Photograph by Flickr user Thomas Cizauskas.

A bargain-shopping boom—plus DC’s downtown renewal plus suburban urbanization—has detonated a retail explosion in Washington, capped by Whole Foods’ recent announcement of a 70,000-square-foot Tysons location, to open in 2018. Here’s a snapshot of the phenomenon in four chains’ expansion since 2010.

Data courtesy of Whole Foods.
Data courtesy of Nordstrom Rack.
Data courtesy of Nordstrom Rack.
Data courtesy of H&M.
Data courtesy of Forever 21.

Update: The data chart for Nordstrom Rack was incorrectly labeled as Nordstrom. The square footage data comes from Nordstrom Rack stores.

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Caroline Cunningham joined Washingtonian in 2014 after moving to the DC area from Cincinnati, where she interned and freelanced for Cincinnati Magazine and worked in content marketing. She currently resides in College Park.