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Founding Farmers Tysons Opens at 1800 Tysons Boulevard at Tysons II


Tysons, Virginia, February 5, 2015 - Lerner Enterprises, one of Washington, D.C.’s largest private real estate developers based in Rockville, Maryland, is pleased to announce that Founding Farmers Tysons (WeAreFoundingFarmers.com), a new 12,000 square foot restaurant fashioned after a Virginia farmhouse, opened on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 1800 Tysons Boulevard at Tysons II in Tysons, Virginia.

“We are pleased to welcome Founding Farmers Tysons and its many guests to Tysons II,” stated Mark D. Lerner, a principal of Lerner and developer of Tysons II. “This new dining destination at 1800 Tysons Boulevard adds to the many desired amenities available within our master planned development that prospective tenants covet,” he added.

With a mantra of ‘Everything Through the Eyes of the Farmer’ the menus for Founding Farmers Tysons, developed by Executive Chef Joe Goetze and the FRG culinary team, reflect signature dishes and guest favorites from the other restaurants along with new Virginia-specific nods to culinary and recipe traditions that comprises about 35% of the menu. Many of the products and ingredients are sourced from the Old Dominion. Highlights include: fresh meats from the in-house butchery to offer guests top quality cuts at an excellent price point and direct-from-Virginia products like Oysters prepared 3 ways: raw, shooters with optional liquor chasers, or baked style with different sauces. The lunch/dinner menu includes ‘farmhouse picnic’ ham, chicken liver mousse, and chips with dips starters; artisanal honey glazed hams; house-churned butters for cooking and on the tables for guests; Southern-style biscuits and other baked items unique to Founding Farmers Tysons that will be made from scratch daily and displayed in the bakery case at the entrance.

Founding Farmer Tysons joins a who’s who of world-class dining choices available within Tysons II and Tysons Galleria including The Palm Restaurant, Chef José Andrés America Eats Tavern, Wildfire, Paul, The Cheesecake Factory, Maggiano’s and many others. Founding Farmers accompanies Convene, a meeting and conference facility, as a destination tenant at 1800 Tysons Boulevard, one block from the Tysons Corner Metro Station.

The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II has Class ‘A’ leasing opportunities with flexible floor plans and rate structures to accommodate tenants interested in buildings located footsteps from world-class shopping and dining, the new Tysons Corner Metro Silver Line Station and other premium amenities located in the award-winning Tysons II development. Office leasing is represented by Brian F. Tucker, Moe H. Hamilton, and John B. Dragelin of the Virginia office of Cushman & Wakefield and retail leasing is represented by William J. Winterburn of Lerner.

About The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II

The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II (Tysons2.com) is recognized as the most prestigious address in the Washington D.C. Metro region. Tysons II is a master planned development containing high-end retail, office, hotel and residential projects. Located in the heart of Tysons, Virginia, The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II is footsteps from the new Tysons Corner Metro Silver Line Station. Within the 117 acre development is Tysons Galleria, an 800,000 square foot luxury shopping destination featuring Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, dozens of boutique shops offering the latest fashion trends and numerous destination restaurants; 1600 Tysons Boulevard, a LEED® Silver 305,000 square foot office tower; 1650 Tysons Boulevard, a 395,000 square foot office tower; 1750 Tysons Boulevard, a 405,000 square foot office tower; 1800 Tysons Boulevard, a 320,000 square foot office tower; and Lillian Court at Tysons II, a 286 unit award winning luxury condominium project. All of the projects were originally developed by Lerner. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel • Tysons Corner, also within The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II, was previously named one of the top 50 hotels in the United States by Condé Naste Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards and offers elegant accommodations and superior personal service. 1775 Tysons Boulevard, a 476,000 square foot 18-story state-of-the-art office tower currently under construction, is the newest addition within The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II. 1775 Tysons Boulevard is registered with the certification goal of LEED® Platinum – the first building in Tysons planned to do so – and is slated for completion in early 2016.

About Lerner

Based in Rockville, Maryland, Lerner (Lerner.com) was founded by Theodore N. Lerner in 1952 and is one of Washington, D.C.'s largest private real estate developers. The company is involved in all phases of commercial, residential, retail, hotel and mixed-use real estate, including planning, development, construction, leasing and asset and property management. Lerner has developed and currently manages more than 20 million square feet of office buildings, retail centers and residential communities. Lerner's office portfolio is comprised of many well-known developments including: The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II (Tysons2.com), Tysons, VA; 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard (TowerOaks.com) with LEED® Platinum Certification, Rockville, MD; The Corporate Office Park at Dulles Town Center (DullesTownCenter.com), Dulles, VA; Washington Square (WashingtonSquareDC.com), Washington, D.C.; Fallsgrove Village Office Center (FallsgroveOffice.com), Rockville, MD; White Flint North, North Bethesda, MD; 20 M Street, SE (20MStreetSE.com) with LEED® Gold Certification, Washington, D.C.; 1133 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.; Flint Hill Park (FlintHillPark.com), Fairfax, VA; and 7799 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA, among many others. 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard, Lerner’s corporate headquarters, was recognized as one of the world’s most sustainable buildings in The World’s Greenest Buildings, by Jerry Yudelson and Ulf Meyer.

Lerner’s most recent development projects include:

• The construction of Lerner Windmill Parc at Dulles Town Center (WindmillParcDTC.com; LiveLerner.com), a 437-unit luxury apartment home community in Dulles, Virginia. Phase I welcomed its first residents in January 2015.
• The construction of Nokes Plaza, a mixed-use 56,000-square foot development adjacent to Lerner Windmill Parc apartment homes and Dulles Town Center mall in Dulles, Virginia. Occupancy for Phase I is scheduled for early 2016.
• The completion of Fallsgrove Plaza (FallsgroveOffice.com), a 110,000 square foot five-story state-of-the-art medical | office building at Shady Grove and Blackwell Roads in Rockville, Maryland. Fallsgrove Plaza achieved LEED® Gold Certification.
• The completion of a major interior and exterior renovation of One Flint Hill (FlintHillPark.com), a 132,000-square foot six-story medical and commercial office building within Flint Hill Park in Fairfax, Virginia.