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Topgolf Coming to Montgomery Co.
Here's where Topgolf will open next in Greater Washington
Nov 10, 2016, 9:29am EST Updated Nov 10, 2016, 10:26am EST
Michael Neibauer Associate Editor Washington Business Journal
Topgolf is coming to Montgomery County.
The Dallas-based purveyor of upscale driving ranges, complete with bars and a chef-driven menu, plans to open a 65,000-square-foot venue on Century Boulevard, just off Interstate 270. The site is owned by the Matan Cos.
Topgolf opened its first U.S. facility in Kingstowne in 2005 and an Ashburn outpost in 2015 at the Peterson Cos.' Commonwealth Center. Pending Montgomery County's approval, it expects to begin construction in Germantown in the fall of 2017 with an anticipated opening a year later.
“For 11 years, D.C. has been a top market for Topgolf, and as we look to expand in the area, Germantown is a natural fit," Davin Charhon, Topgolf's director of real estate development, said in a statement. "It’s a fast-growing community that offers easy access to D.C. and is frequently recognized as one of the best places to live and work. This location offers tremendous potential for Topgolf, and we are looking forward to serving this community in the near future."
Mark Matan of the Matan Cos. said the Topgolf and the recently opened Clarksburg Premium Outlets "represent a major shift in providing the residents and employees of northern Montgomery County a true live, work, play environment."
Topgolf projects its Germantown location will create 300 temporary construction jobs and 500 full- and part-time jobs. It is expected to attract 500,000 visitors per year, and have a $300 million economic impact over the next decade. The three-level venue will feature 3,000 square feet of private event space and 102 climate-controlled hitting bays, each of which can host up to six players at a time.
The Kingstowne Topgolf recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary. Fairfax County is currently reviewing a proposed comprehensive plan amendment to authorize mixed-use development on the Topgolf site, with roughly 275 residential units and as much as 70,000 square feet of retail. If the landowner does proceed with a redevelopment, Topgolf would likely relocate, though a move is years away.
Michael Neibauer oversees real estate coverage and edits stories for the website and print edition.
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