JBG Signs Cooper’s Hawk to Anchor RTC West

by Scott Reid

Reston, Va. — The JBG Cos. has signed Chicago-based Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant as the anchor for 40,000 square feet of retail space at RTC West in Reston.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recently approved JBG’s plan for adding retail space to RTC West, an existing three-building office development that JBG renovated as state-of-the-art Class A space in 2014. The retail plan converts 15,000 square feet of office space into street-level retail and adds 25,000 square feet of new retail on the southwest corner of the nearly 14-acre campus, where Cooper’s Hawk will be situated.

Cooper’s Hawk has signed on for approximately 9,700 square feet, with an additional area for outdoor dining. The Cooper’s Hawk concept launched in 2005 and offers modern casual dining and signature dishes to pair with Cooper’s Hawk wines — such as Lux Cabernet Sauvignon and Unoaked Chardonnay — made in its private winery. Currently there are 19 locations in eight states in the Midwest and South.

“This is our first step in repositioning RTC West from a suburban office park into a walkable and active neighborhood served by the Reston Town Center Metro,” says Greg Trimmer, a JBG principal.

The Cooper’s Hawk concept includes four distinct components: the upscale casual-dining restaurant, a full-service bar, private event space and a Napa-style tasting room with gift shop. RTC West is adjacent to the Washington and Old Dominion Trail and Reston Town Center. JBG will begin work on the new retail component this summer. An opening in mid-2017 is anticipated.

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