Newly minted Innsbrook strip center sells for $8.5M

A business entity out of Haysworth purchased the 13,500 square foot Dominion Shoppes retail center at 4101 Dominion Blvd. for $8.5 million. (Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer)

Barely a year since opening to tenants such as Starbucks and Noodles & Company, a shopping center along West Broad Street has changed hands.

The Dominion Shoppes at 4101 Dominion Blvd. in Innsbrook sold last week for $8.5 million.

The buyer was Haymarket, Virginia-based Dominion Shoppes LLC. The transaction was recorded with the county on Dec. 11.

The seller was Burlington, North Carolina-based Belleau Wood Development, which developed the 13,500-square-foot shopping center beginning in January 2017. It opened in fall 2017 to a full roster of tenants: Starbucks, Blaze Pizza, Whitley’s Peanut Factory and Noodles & Company.

Ed Tam, who owns and operates Belleau Wood, first purchased the 2.5-acre former gas station pad site in 2016 for nearly $3 million.

Tam could not be reached for comment.

An aerial shot of the Dominion Shopping Center under construction in 2016. (Kieran McQuilkin)

Demosthenes J. Zissios, who signed the deed on behalf of the buyers, could not be reached for comment Monday afternoon. Records also indicate the group obtained a $4.9 million loan from Fairfax-based Apple Federal Credit Union to help fund the acquisition.

Connie Jordan Nielsen and Alicia Brown of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer represented Tam in the deal.

The sale of Dominion Shoppes adds to a burst of development activity occurring near the Broad Street gateways into Innsbrook.

WAM Associates LLC, led by Joe Marchetti Jr. and Richmond-based WVS Cos., in October filed updated plans for the second leg of their Innslake Place apartment development at 4235 Innslake Place in Innsbrook.

Plans call for a five-story, 121-unit apartment complex to rise on an existing surface parking lot next door to the Benchmark Mortgage Cos. building on the site. The apartment building would wrap around a three-level, 255-space parking deck for office tenants and residents, and include a courtyard and improved walkways with enhanced landscaping.

That phase would add to the first piece of Innslake Place, which looks to bring a total of 221 apartments to the 4-acre parcel at Innsbrook Drive and Dominion Boulevard that was rezoned under the county’s urban mixed-use (UMU) designation.

Another former Innsbrook gas station site across the street from Dominion Shoppes also has been redeveloped into the area’s first Corner Bakery restaurant at 11000 W. Broad St.

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