Visions For Vacancies: RoomStore Furniture Near Potomac Mills

What should replace this store that is going out of business?

The RoomStore Furniture at 2542 Prince William Parkway near Telegraph Road is going out of business.

The store filed for bankruptcy, route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"roomstore-files-for-chapter-11-bankruptcy"} --> late last year. It is located near and

Jen Arnold September 21, 2012 at 01:54 AM
I'd love to see a Dave & Busters.
Emily September 21, 2012 at 02:08 AM
This would be a great place for Trader Joe's. For them, it would give a great built-in audience being near the mall, 95 & Parkway-- not to mention convenient as people leave the commuter lot. For us, it would mean no more sitting in traffic to get our TJ fix. Great idea!
miriam September 26, 2012 at 10:40 PM
With all due respect, I can't help but think these "Vision for Vacancies" articles kind of miss the point. It's fine to dream about what business we'd like to have come here, but from what I can tell, we really have little influence over what businesses choose to come here. Something I really don't understand is why PWC consistently ranks in the top 10 most affluent counties in the nation, and yet we are so lacking in high-end and even mid-level retail and dining options. I don't know if businesses see Fairfax as more of a "sure bet," or if local officials are reluctant to approve these kinds of developments. The restaurants coming to the mall are a start, I suppose. But I am unable to fathom why we possibly need yet another 7-eleven and day care in Lake Ridge, which is what is going into the most recent development on Old Bridge. Really? I've written to some of my favorite businesses suggesting PWC would be a great location for them, but to no avail. I can't help but think they are missing a great business opportunity. Good thing there are lots of other things we love about the area, including less traffic than Fairfax, which inevitably comes with increased development. I guess it's a two-edged sword. That said, I would seriously LOVE a Trader Joe's nearby. Maybe it's time to write another letter.
Biff September 30, 2012 at 02:01 AM
I guess a Barnes and Nobles is out of the question (seeing as they might be out of business in the next couple of years if you believe some business magazines). To be honest, once Stonebridge is completed, I don't see myself going to the side of town where the Room Store currently sits and to be completely honest, what high end business would set up their business in that location? Trader Joes, Planet Wine, etc woud likely go Stoneridge or even Potomac Mills before going to the Room Store side of town. It may attract a lower end business like Golden Corral or perhaps a place with billiards/dart boards/fooseball tables (I think it is too small for a Dave and Busters but perhaps I am wrong).
Bubba Bee December 31, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Menards is a homedepot like at much lower prices and bigger variety superstore selling mostly American made products from the Midwest - Wisconsin - that would bring on new business to Woodbridge since there none out here http://www.menards.com/main/mobile/home.html http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menards Products Building materials, tools, hardware, garden supplies, electrical supplies, ceiling fans, light fixtures, cabinets, home appliances, doors, windows, paint, wood stain, wallpaper, plumbing supplies, carpet, vinyl, linoleum, groceries, automotive


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