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MAY 1, 2011
Peterson Commences Work on Promenade at Virginia Gateway

The Peterson Companies announced that work has commenced on The Promenade at Virginia Gateway – a 300,000 square foot retail center offering an upscale mix of retail, dining, and entertainment uses along with pedestrian-friendly streets and a dedicated events plaza. The project will be anchored by a 12 to 14-screen movie theater and is slated to open in Fall 2012. 

“Virginia Gateway is one of our most successful projects and we are pleased at the level of interest from retailers and restaurants who want to be a part of the highly-desirable Gainesville community and The Promenade at Virginia Gateway” said Taylor Chess, Senior Vice President, Retail for The Peterson Companies.

The company also announced that a 79,000-sf BJ’s Wholesale Club is currently under construction and slated to open in late 2011.  The addition of BJ’s will complement the diverse mix of retail offerings at Virginia Gateway “Prince William County continues to lead the region in economic development and job growth” said Corey A. Stewart, Chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors. “The expansion of Virginia Gateway further demonstrates the strength of the commercial/retail core of Gainesville and Prince William’s commitment to business.”

“Virginia Gateway is a prime example of the successful role high-end commercial retail plays in our economic development plan to fuel our local economy, lower tax rates and draw new business into the area” said Wally Covington, Prince William County Board of Supervisors. “The addition of The Promenade and BJ’s will offer residents even more high-quality shopping, dining and entertainment options close to home.”

Located at the Interstate 66/Route 29 interchange, Virginia Gateway is the commercial core of the Gainesville community featuring over one million square feet of retail, restaurants, office, and hotel.