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Starbucks, Froyo Store Coming to Arlington Ridge

by ARLnow.com April 12, 2012 at 4:55 pm 7,722 31 Comments

Two new tenants are coming to the Arlington Ridge Shopping Center at 2901 S. Glebe Road.

According to the center’s website, Starbucks will be coming to a 1,650 square foot space next to the Domino’s Pizza restaurant. It’s expected to have an occupant capacity of around 90 people, according to permit applications. The coffee shop is probably at least a couple of months away from opening, since a building permit has yet to be issued.

Also coming to the shopping center is Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt. A froyo shop founded with Christian principles — Frog stands for “Fully Rely on God” — the store will offer all-natural, self-serve frozen yogurt with a variety of flavors and toppings. The store will be about 1,000 square feet and will be located next to Cafe Caturra.

The location is listed simply as “coming soon” on the Sweet Frog website.

  • Successful Troll

    As someone who enjoys organic, sustainable and local food I am very much looking forward to patronizing this new coffee shoppe. It will be a great addition to this currently greatly undeserved county! I can’t wait to tell my friend Remy about this.

    • nom de guerre

      You forgot to mention Fair Trade.

    • Richard Cranium

      “Undeserved” – I see what you did there . . .

  • Dr_Klahn

    I think “Sweet Jesus Frozen Yogurt” would have had a better ring.

    Like “Sweet Jesus, how many frozen yogurt shops does one county need?”

    • Ren

      I’ll only go if the Sweet Frogs force people to yell ‘Hallelujah!!!’ with outstretched arms before they receive their treats and a second time upon leaving the establishment.

      I want to feel the deliciousness!

      • TheGhostofBarryWord

        Peace Frogs would be better!

    • JamesE

      Sweet Baby Jesus Froyo

    • BleuLoom


  • Donaldson Run Resident

    We do we get OUR Starbucks?

  • Christian principles? Give me a break. Can’t we even eat fattening desserts without having to get all Jesus-y about it??!? It’s really getting out of control.

    • spaghetti

      Someone needs to start an Italian restaurant based on Pastafarian principles – that place would be amazing.

  • yoummy

    Frozen Kool-aide!

  • eghads!

    And if there aren’t enough bad drivers in that parking lot already, that starbucks will be a magnet for cab drivers. they plague the pentagon city one, mikes it feel like downtown addis-ababa.

  • NAI

    You mean that area near Bakalakadaka Street?

  • Xtian


  • drax


  • Frog

    O little town of Arlington
    How still we see thee lie;
    Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
    The hybrid cars go by:
    Yet in thy street cars shineth
    The everlasting Light;
    cupcakes, froyos of all flavors
    Are met in thee to-night.

    • BleuLoom

      Good one, Frog!

  • novasteve

    That’s it. Anyone want to invest in my brown flip flop store idea or my cupcakes filled with froyo store?

    • dcbrewer

      I am pretty sure that Jesus wore brown flip flops, so you may be onto something.

      • novasteve

        Should I called it the Flip Flop Tavern?

        or go pub style and just call in The Brown Flip Flop?

  • Charles

    I didn’t know that shopping center – not actually on Arlington Ridge – was called that. We just call it the Shirley Shopping Center, because that’s where Shirley Bowl used to be. We do like Cafe Catbox more and more. Cafe Catbox.

    • chipotle_addict

      I didn’t know it was called that either. Google maps shows it as “Shirley Park Shopping Center”. It’s basically the only shopping center in short walking distance from me, but I don’t use it much, just not a lot of locations there I am interested in. Cafe Caturra is good though? I’ll have to give it a shot.

    • ArlForester

      I have never heard anyone refer to that area as Arlington Ridge. Of course I am always arguing about Arlnow’s incorrect neighborhood designations and wonder why they try so hard to make these designations. They’re like a bad real estate agent who calls an area something it isn’t in order to up the price.

  • ArlingtonNative

    Does this mean that the Jesus place will be closed on Sunday’s just like Chick-Fil-A??? That’s so not cool!

    • drax

      The Lord commandeth thee not to consume fil-a of chick nor yogurt of frog on the Sabbath.

  • MC 703

    For the record that shopping center lacked a coffee spot. Except for the diner. Minus the cab drivers, this is good.

  • PUP

    something about frozen yogurt makes me wanna spread the good news to strangers, as well.

  • Skeptical

    Are these the “Jesus commanded us to love our neighbor” Christians or the “Let’s try to make everyone live the way we do in the name of Jeebus” Christians? Inquiring minds want to know.”


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