PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. — Brixmor Property Group Inc. that manages Fox Run Limited Partnership confirmed that the initial phase of the Fox Run Shopping Center will be completed soon. That portion of the plan includes bringing in Planet Fitness, Five Below, ULTA Beauty, and Ross as tenants. But there is more coming with the development of the three parking lot pad sites.
“The initial phase of the Fox Run redevelopment plan is nearing completion and will transform the former Kmart building into four junior anchor spaces including Planet Fitness, Five Below, ULTA Beauty, and Ross Dress for Less. Subsequent phases are underway and include the construction of three new outparcel buildings plus additional site improvements,” Maria Pace, Brixmor Spokesperson, said.
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In 2020, the Brixmor Property Group Inc. implemented a plan to transform the old K-Mart store into multiple uses. Prince Frederick’s Kmart opened in 1991 and closed in January 2018. After closing the Kmart and getting approved for an expansion, Brixmor planned to open four retail businesses in the Fox Run Shopping Center.
Additionally, the redevelopment is being completed in multiple phases. The initial phase repurposes the former Kmart building into four junior anchors including Planet Fitness, Five Below, ULTA Beauty which all have stores in the California and Waldorf areas, and a lease has been signed for the 18,000 square foot space. The next steps include the construction of three new outparcel buildings plus other site improvements.
The first of the sites coming near Solomons Island Road is Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen. However, when Popeyes was confirmed to take over the outparcel building at the shopping center, people were unsure if the original plan was still on. After Brixmor released documents and statements on the Fox Run Redevelopment plan, they confirmed that adding Popeyes will not affect their initial plan.
As for the other two detached parcels, those will be built near the Popeyes pad site. One structure will contain five potential tenants, of which four have already signed on: Starbucks, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Great Clips, and Mod Pizza. The other pad site will be a standalone Burger King on the outer corner of the property, according to Brixmore.
Fox Run is at the center of the Prince Frederick retail hub with excellent visibility from MD Route 4 with more than 37,000 vehicles passing daily. The center is surrounded by an affluent population with an average household income of more than $108,000 within a 3-mile radius. The nearby highly trafficked Giant Food draws an average of 21,000 customers per week, including a high daytime population of nearly 17,000 within a 3-mile radius.
In this highly trafficked area, Brixmor hopes that adding more businesses will create even more job opportunities and revenue for the citizens and small businesses in the area.
“Historically when we add anchor tenants desired by our consumers, the vibrancy stimulates small shop leasing, creating jobs and generating taxes that benefit the local economy and the community. Many of our small shop owners live in the same community their business serves,” Pace said.
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