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Uniqlo, Juice Press Coming to Union Station


The retail scene at Union Station has been getting quite a makeover for the past five years, having adding major brands such as Keihl's, Walgreens, H&M, and Shake Shack. Legal Seafood is building a full service restaurant on the second level, and now signage is up for two new additions.

Popular Japanese casual clothing outlet Uniqlo is set to open this fall in a rather large space on the ground level. The store will be across across from Verizon; where the Swatch watch shop and FYE music stores were located. The first Uniqlo store in the U.S. only opened in 2006, and they've already grown to 48, not including this location. Tysons Corner is home to the only other in the DC area. Uniqlo enjoys a solid following and carries clothing for children (including babies), women, and men. I have heard lots of applause for the intimates/underwear selection.

Juice Press is a New York City import and is opening its first DC store in Union Station, just like Uniqlo. The name pretty much says it all: it's a fresh juice and smoothie shop. To be fair, they also serve food. [Aside: They advertise all of it is vegan, but a bunch of dishes include honey, which, I don't know, should probably have a disclaimer or some such. But, I digress.]

Juice Press will be located in what seems like a perfect spot: adjacent to the passenger concourse near  the west end, close to Sbarro and Auntie Anne's Pretzel. This spot is near a Metro entrance and will be in the path for thousands of travelers daily. Bevnet recently described Juice Press as "the East Coast’s fastest growing organic food and beverage retailer." All that goes to say I'm guessing they'll print money at this Union Station spot.