Potomac Mills was the prototype development of the Mills concept, which was created to combine the elements of a regional mall with value retail in a nontraditional, regionally appropriate environment. The enclosed mall features a “Main Street” format with individually designed storefronts, landscaped courtyard areas, and a food court. Located directly off Interstate 95 in northern Virginia on a 110-acre site, Potomac Mills is thirty minutes from downtown Washington, D.C.
Phase I opened in September, 1985, and consists of approximately 650,000 square feet and parking for over 5,500 cars.
Phase II, completed in 1986, consists of an additional 550,000 square feet of retail area and a ten-plex movie theater. Phase III, completed in 1993, added another 400,000 square feet of value-retail space. Potomac Mills attracts over 23 million visitors annually, and is the largest tourist attraction in the Commonwealth of Virginia with more than 10 million vehicles per year.
Anchors/Majors: AMC 15 Theatre, Books-A-Million, Burlington Coat Factory, Daffy’s, G Street Fabrics, Group USA, JCPenney Outlet, Linens ‘N Things, Marshalls, Mikasa, Nordstrom Rack, Off 5TH-Saks Fifth Avenue, Spiegel Outlet, TJ Maxx, Vans Skatepark.