In Some Towns, The Strip Malls Can’t Die Fast Enough

by MR Magazine Staff

In the mid-1990s the owners of the Fairfax Circle Plaza shopping center in Northern Virginia decided to redevelop the property. Mixed-use design was coming into vogue, the local economy was booming and executives at the company, Combined Properties, figured they could do more with 9.8 acres on Route 50. The move proved prescient as city planners began calling for higher density development and many of the tenants that once called the plaza home, including Hudson Trail Outfitters, Blockbuster Video and RadioShack, later went bankrupt or out of business. They called the project Scout on the Circle. Twenty years later however, work still hasn’t started. Read more at The Washington Post.