Washington, DC – Aug. 18, 2022 – Sushi, steak and pizza are new on the menu at Skyland Town Center, as two new restaurants have opened their doors at the mixed-use development in Washington, DC’s Ward 7.

Skyland also welcomed Like That Barber Shop and Skyland Nail Salon and Spa as new options for personal grooming.

Fuji Hibachi and Sushi opened Aug. 8. The 1,500 square foot restaurant features sushi and other Japanese dishes and is open for carry-out orders 11:00am to 9:30pm daily. Fuji plans to transition to full table service this fall, which would make it the first full-service eatery to open at Skyland Town Center. Fuji has a second location in Maryland.

Fuji Hibachi and Sushi

Joining Fuji is &Pizza. The popular chain opened at Skyland earlier this summer, becoming the 13th location in Washington, DC. The Skyland location is open 11am to 10pm Sunday to Wednesday, and 11am to 11pm Thursday through Saturday.


Located in Crest at Skyland, Skyland Nail Salon and Spa is the first beauty and grooming retailer to open at the Town Center, and one of a handful of salons that operate in the immediate neighborhood surrounding the development.

Skyland Nail Salon and Spa’s business hours are 10am to 7pm Monday through Saturday, and 11am to 5pm on Sundays.

Skyland nail salon and spa

Like That Barber, which opened Aug. 8th, is a neighborhood institution that has been serving families in Wards 7 and 8 for 30 years.

like that barber shop

“We could not be more proud of the progress at Skyland Town Center as more neighborhood serving retail comes to fruition,” said Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development John Falcicchio. “Decades in the making and with the financial commitment of the DC Government through tools like Tax Increment Financing, Mayor Bowser is ecstatic that residents will have more options in their neighborhood.”

“Every new opening is a new opportunity for residents of The Crest and the neighborhood to enjoy services right at their doorstep,” said Chris Smith, Chairman and CEO of WC Smith. “We’re proud to see Skyland Town Center fulfilling its promise as place residents can call their own.”

Several other establishments are slated to open at Skyland Town Center through the late summer and early fall, including Tropical Smoothie Café, Mezeh, Maizal and a Lidl grocery store.

“In an area that has historically had limited retailers, we are excited to provide the residents of Wards 7 & 8 with accessible and diverse food and shopping options,” said Bill Dickinson, Executive Director of Brokerage at Rappaport. “We expect all of our tenants to enjoy great success here. We are looking forward to seeing additional retailers open later this year and even more to be announced soon.”

Skyland Town Center is a mixed-use development located at the intersection of Alabama Avenue, Naylor Road, and Good Hope Road SE in Washington’s Ward 7. Rappaport and WC Smith, lead the retail and residential leasing and strategy, respectively.

Roaming Rooster and the first drive-through Starbucks in DC opened at Skyland this year, joining a CVS and a Chase Bank branch. The Crest, a 263-unit multifamily property, opened in April 2021.

The center’s remaining retail and restaurant availabilities range from 1,200 to 12,000 square feet and can be secured by contacting Bill Dickinson, Kyle Gamber or Thomas Bolen III with Rappaport.

About WC Smith
WC Smith (www.wcsmith.com) is a Washington, DC-based multidisciplinary real estate firm, providing integrated real estate services to the Washington metropolitan area since 1968. Recognized and respected as one of the largest, most capable property management firms in Washington, WC Smith is one of a very few organizations whose portfolio spans market-rate and affordable multifamily rental and common ownership communities to commercial and office properties. WC Smith’s development experience spans the full spectrum from acquiring, renovating and repositioning multi-family communities, to repurposing obsolete facilities, to constructing new office buildings and large-scale multifamily and mixed-use properties. The development, commercial brokerage, and finance divisions have completed close to $2 billion of real estate and developed more than 7,000 units of multi-family housing in the District of Columbia area. The property management division maintains more than 10,000 residential units as well as office and commercial properties.

About Rappaport
Founded in 1984 by Gary Rappaport, Rappaport is an owner, developer and provider of leasing, tenant representation, property management, marketing, and development services. The firm’s multiple service lines and broad diversity of clients ensure an enhanced perspective on the entire retail real estate process, making the company one of the most well-known and well-respected retail real estate firms in the Washington, DC region.

Rappaport has the ability to successfully adapt to the ever-changing, fast-moving, innovative, and entrepreneurial retail industry. As a trusted advisor with the right connections, unique experience, and in-depth market awareness, Rappaport has mastered the art of cultivating places. For more information, visit www.rappaportco.com

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