South Alex gains new retail tenant
The South Alex mixed-use development in Penn Daw has landed its second retail tenant with the signing of a lease earlier this year between Combined Properties and Inova-GoHealth Urgent Care. The urgent care center will occupy a vacant space near the Aldi supermarket, which opened this past March.
According to Harold Brown, regional president of Inova-GoHealth Urgent Care, the facility’s new space is currently being built out, and they anticipate opening to the public in late December or early January. Like the Inova-GoHealth center that recently opened in Lorton, the South Alex location will provide treatment by Inova clinicians for common, non-life-threatening health concerns in anyone over the age of six months. The center will feature an open-concept layout with four exam rooms and will serve patients weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Brown said the treatment facilities, which are jointly operated by Inova Health System and GoHealth Urgent Care, typically and strategically are located in high-traffic hubs with ground-level access and easy parking like at South Alex.
“We wanted to have some presence with Inova in that area,” said Brown. “Anything we can do to bring [Inova’s] services to where people live and work is what we endeavor to do. We’re excited to move into the South Alex community.”
Besides being on-site at South Alex’s complex of 400 apartments and 41 townhomes, the urgent care center will be a short distance from The Shelby and The Belhaven apartment communities.
Inova-GoHealth Urgent Care currently has 11 centers around Northern Virginia and will be opening a 12th one at Dillingham Shopping Center in Lake Ridge later this month, said Brown.
South Alex still has several small-shop retail slots available for lease at the property, which is located at the intersection of Richmond Highway and North Kings Highway. H&R Retail is in charge of leasing the space.