Wal-Mart plans to open a store in Tysons Corner on the site of the former Moore Cadillac dealership as part of a mixed-use development that will probably be one of the first to accompany Metrorail’s arrival to the area.
The 79,000-square-foot store would join new offices, a gym, parking lots and other stores as part of a project by developer JBG Cos. on Leesburg Pike between Ashgrove Lane and Westwood Center Drive. JBG and Wal-Mart are in final negotiations on a lease agreement, company officials said. Construction is to begin this summer and would finish in 2013, when the Tysons West Metro station is scheduled to open on Spring Hill Road, a quarter-mile south.
Wal-Mart plans a Tysons Corner store that is smaller and more focused on groceries and fresh food than the chain’s traditional Supercenters, which can be more than twice as large and offer a wider array of goods. The store will be similar in size to one that recently opened in Alexandria. The chain announced in November that it planned to open at least four stores in the District that will also have large grocery components, and store officials have been meeting with residents and city leaders as they finalize plans.