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Yes! Organic Market Expanding to Arts District Hyattsville

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Yes! Organic Market Expanding to Arts District Hyattsville Blog Feature

By: EYA Homes on March 9th, 2010

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Local developer EYA and retail consultant/developer Streetsense partner to welcome Yes! Organic Market as the newest tenant set to occupy retail space at Arts District Hyattsville, the 25-acre new townhome community emerging along historic Route 1 in downtown Hyattsville. This will be the eighth planned retail location in the metropolitan area for Yes!. The “living naturally” food store chain offers a refreshing mix of natural and organic groceries, health supplements, and eco-friendly household items.

“We are excited to bring Yes! Organic Market to Arts District Hyattsville. Residents have been waiting for a high-quality, organic grocer in downtown Hyattsville. Along with Busboys and Poets and Tara Thai, who have already committed to the project, we are beginning to achieve a critical mass of the absolute best in local retail. ” said Guy Silverman, Managing Principal for Streetsense.

Named “Best Urban Smart Growth Neighborhood” by Professional Builder magazine, Arts District Hyattsville features new townhomes, multi-family homes, live-work homes, and leasable retail space, just two miles from DC. The community also includes walking trails, playgrounds, community pool, and The Lustine Center, a 1950’s automobile showroom that was restored and converted to the neighborhood’s community center with fitness equipment, juice bar, and art gallery. Already, numerous storefronts are occupied with a salon, café, art galleries, and studios. Over 85% of Phase 1 residences are occupied and the community will include nearly 500 new homes at completion.

“Arts District Hyattsville is the perfect home for Yes! Organic Market. The high visibility location on Route 1, coupled with thousands of urban savvy residents living within walking distance makes this neighborhood the best choice for my first Maryland location”, said Yes! founder and President Gary Cha.

Preliminary land development work has already begun for the new 36,000 s.f. retail town center at Arts District Hyattsville and construction is scheduled for completion late 2010. Yes! Organic Market, along with other retailers, are expected to be open for sales in Spring 2011.

StreetSense is a leading consulting and brokerage firm specializing in retail and mixed-use real estate. The company works with retailers, developers, municipalities and property owners in planning, design, brokerage, and development. Learn more at www.streetsense.com.

EYA is a smart growth residential developer and builder, specializing in walkable new townhome communities and mixed-use developments. Since its founding in 1992, the company has built nearly 30 neighborhoods in the Washington Metropolitan area. Learn more at www.eya.com.

Yes! Organic Market is DC’s premier organic and natural foods chain, featuring locally sourced fresh fruit and vegetables, health supplements, a wide selection of vegan items, and eco-friendly household items. The company has six DC locations, with two additional locations under construction. Learn more at www.yesorganicmarket.com.