Washington, DC — December 20, 2013 — Douglas Development Corporation and McCaffery Interests announced today that leading sports apparel retailer Sports Zone Elite has signed a lease for space at Arch Square in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, DC. The 1,796 square foot store, located at 675 H St NW, is slated to open in the summer of 2014.

The deal with Sports Zone Elite completes leasing at Arch Square, a 54,574 square foot mixed-use development project developed jointly by Douglas Development and Chicago-based McCaffery Interests. First built in the late 1890s, the restored property has undergone an exterior and interior renovation featuring high ceilings, exposed brick, spacious outdoor terraces, and a rooftop deck. The five-story building is also home to a Walgreens flagship store, as well as Panera Bread.

“We are thrilled to have Sports Zone Elite join us at Arch Square,” said Douglas Development principal Norman Jemal. “We believe the store will complement other tenants at the project, as well as benefit from the traffic of the Verizon Center and emerging neighborhood.”

Sports Zone Elite has been Washington, DC-based since 1985 and operates stores from Baltimore, MD to Norfolk, VA. The Chinatown location will be its 31st store.


 Douglas Development Corporation is among largest private property owners in the Washington, DC region and offers a fully integrated real estate company featuring a portfolio of commercial office, retail and residential mixed used properties.  The company has completed more than 180 successful redevelopment projects and is a leading force in the revitalization of the District of Columbia.  Currently, Douglas Development owns and manages more than 8 million square feet of real estate and has more than 4 million square feet of developable property in the pipeline.  Founded by Douglas Jemal in 1985, the company has a passion to preserve and redevelop historic buildings including iconic properties like the Woodward & Lothrop flagship building and Chinatown’s historic row across from the Verizon Center.  For more information about the company visit us online at:  www.DouglasDevelopment.com