The Shops at Park Village offer new and needed retail opportunities to the residents of Ward 8.
In 2001, the District awarded WC Smith the rights to redevelop the former Camp Simms military installation. After executing a lease with Giant Food, WCS Development retrofitted the adjacent Parklands strip center and added retail space to create 114,000 square feet of street-level retail.
The Giant Food store is the first new full service grocery store constructed in the Ward in nearly 40 years, and the IHOP is the Ward’s first sit-down restaurant. In 2019 Chipotle opened its first location east of the Anacostia River in DC at The Shops, making it the 20th venue for the fast-casual restaurant in the city. Other retailers and foodservice establishments include Like That 2 Barbershop, SunTrust Bank, Dental Dreams, Park Village Cleaners, Perfect Nails, Subway, Pizza Boli, and Wachovia Bank. The Shops at Park Village embodies WCS Development’s commitment to the creation of livable communities by providing quality retail to an area of the city that has been underserved for years.