Silver Diner Signs Lease for New Alexandria Location

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Silver Diner will lease approximately 6,587 square feet at West Alex, a new $185 million mixed-use development in Alexandria, Va., from landlord Weingarten Realty, according to Miller Walker Real Estate, which represented Silver Diner in the lease.

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The 100,000-square-foot West Alex, which is going up at the corner of King and North Beauregard streets, is anchored by a 62,000-square-foot Harris Teeter grocery store and 278 residential units. The 30-year-old American restaurant chain will be located at 4610 King Street.

“We were looking for a high-traffic location that had great visibility to the road and co-tenants that worked for us as an everyday restaurant,” Bill Miller, principal of Miller Walker Real Estate, told Commercial Observer. “It has very broad appeal and is big-time on farm-to-table and healthy food, so we wanted to be on a very busy spot on a corner at an intersection, which we were able to achieve.”

The property offers convenient access to Alexandria, Arlington, and Washington, D.C, and the location played a big role in the decision to lease the space.

“As you go south, you get right into a big office park, and there’s a lot of residential and shopping at Bailey’s Crossroads, so the layer of activity that is busy all the time appealed to us quite a lot,” Miller said.

When built, Silver Diner will have seating for 300, 64 on the outside. It’s scheduled to open next summer.

Shannon Mullinax, Weingarten Realty’s leasing executive, and Andrew Rose, principal at Next Realty, represented the landlord in the deal.

In February, CO reported that Silver Diner would be opening a new location at Commonwealth Center in Ashburn, Va. — its first location in nearby Loudoun County. The chain also has eight other locations in Northern Virginia and six in Maryland.