Ashburn parents of tots are already buzzing over news that a Gymboree kids center is opening in the Broadlands Village shopping plaza. A temporary sign is up on the window and renovations are underway.

Gymboree Play & Music centers offer kids ages 0 to 5 a safe place for games, art, music, dance and other activities. There are more than 700 Gymboree centers around the world, including one in Chantilly. But this will be the first one in the Ashburn area that we know of.

The Broadlands Village previously was home to a JW Tumbles location, a similar children’s play center. But that appears to have closed around 2013. There are other kids gyms around the Burn, including a long popular Little Gym in the nearby Junction Plaza in Ashburn Farm, and a My Gym at the Dulles 28 Centre. And now we’re getting a Gymboree.

Interesting retail note: if we’re not mistaken — with the leasing of the Gymboree location, every unit in the Broadlands Village is now occupied — except for the ginormous vacant Safeway space.

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