ECHO Realty Buys Harris Teeter-Anchored Shopping Center in Virginia
PURCELLVILLE, VA. — ECHO Realty has purchased Purcellville Gateway, a 90,000-square-foot grocery-anchored shopping center located at the intersection of Berlin Turnpike and Main Street in Purcellville, a town in Virginia’s Loudoun County. Jordan Lex and John Owndoff of HFF brokered the transaction. The developers, a partnership between Roadside Development and Harris Teeter, built the shopping center on the original Cole Farm site and preserved three of the original structures. One of the original barns is occupied by The Wine Kitchen and IJ Canns American Grille, and the silo that once held grain for the farm now houses equipment to support the public water feature and fountain. Originally opened in 2012, a second phase of the development opened in 2015, featuring The UPS Store and a new Starbucks drive-thru location, as well as an expanded Pet Valu. Chick-fil-A will also open later this year on the northeastern corner of the property, and ECHO is exploring plans to build additional, light density retail and residential use on a three-acre parcel at the northwest corner of the property. Purcellville Gateway is ECHO Realty’s first center acquired in Virginia and the new ownership has chosen to retain the management and leasing services of Roadside Development to continue to oversee the fully leased property.