Way back in August 2017, The Burn broke the news that Ashburn was getting a second Lidl grocery store — this one coming to the soon-to-be built Ashbrook Marketplace shopping center. Now, we’ve gotten a first glimpse of what the future center will likely look like.
A recently released plan for Ashbrook Marketplace shows the 29,000 s.f. Lidl store as well as a nearby gas station, marked as PMG. PMG is a fuel industry company that works with many gas station brands, so it’s not yet clear what gas station and convenience store might go there. (Ignore the compass marked “N” in the corner. Best as we can tell, that’s more northwest.)
There are three additional retail buildings that will be divided up into individual stores and businesses. There are also three pads. Pads are stand-alone sites that businesses can build on — such as fast-food restaurants, banks, auto service shops, etc. In the diagram, you’ll note that all three pad sites include what appear to be drive-thru lanes around the buildings, but those designs are probably not set in stone.
If you look on the large empty lot where Ashbrook Marketplace is to be built, you will see it is nestled up close to the existing Ashbrook Commons shopping center. This plan will put the Lidl store at the edge of the existing Harris Teeter parking lot. And the new gas station will sit kitty-corner from the current Shell gas station — a literal stone’s throw away. The properties have two different owners so it will be an interesting dynamic.
Current plans (which are always subject to change) call for crews to break ground on Ashbrook Marketplace later this year with a target of stores starting to open in Fall 2019.