ALEXANDRIA, VA-In addition to the usual retail property offerings, Mt. Vernon Village Center will also offer a literary option now that the City of Alexandria Public Library has signed on to occupy 3,900 sf of space at the 50,000-sf community shopping center. The library will join the likes of property anchor My Organic Market–which signed on for 10,900 sf of space at the site two years ago–as well as Nam Viet Restaurant, Blockbuster, CVS and Subway.

Located in the middle of the popular area submarkets of Crystal City and Old Town Alexandria, Mt. Vernon Village Center is a recently renovated property that is now attempting to position itself as a home for a more upscale tenant base. Specific terms of the library’s lease agreement have not been disclosed; however, Divaris Real Estate Inc., which handles leasing at the retail facility, markets space at $22 to $32 per sf.

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