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Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & BarŽ to Open at Dulles 28 Centre on Friday, December 11th; Restaurant to Give Away Free Wings for a Year to First 100 Guests

Dulles, VA, December 4, 2009 –  Lerner Enterprises, Washington, D.C.’s largest private real estate developer and The Tower Companies, the largest Green Builders in the Nation’s Capital, both of Rockville, Maryland, co-developers of Dulles 28 Centre, are proud to announce the opening of Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and BarŽ (BuffaloWildWings.com) on Friday, December 11, 2009.  The restaurant is located within Dulles 28 Centre located at the intersection of Virginia Route 28 and Waxpool Road in Dulles, Virginia.

The 6,000 square-foot restaurant is located on a pad site within the Dulles 28 Centre complex anchored by Wegmans Food Market, Target, Eastern Mountain Sports, Ulta, Petco, DSW and Dulles 28 Auto World.   The restaurant is located between Chevy Chase Bank and the Residence Inn by Marriott-Dulles Airport @ Dulles 28 Centre.  Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & BarŽ, the first in Loudoun County, Virginia, will be giving away free wings for one year to the first 100 guests at their opening on December 11, 2009 as part of their grand opening celebration.

“We are excited to have Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & BarŽ join Dulles 28 Centre as another excellent retailer and look forward to their opening on December 11,” stated Arthur N. Fuccillo, Executive Vice President of Development and Construction for Lerner.  “Buffalo Wild Wing’s Grill & BarŽ provides an innovative restaurant concept that creates an entertaining dining atmosphere that will be enjoyed by those that live, work and visit within the Dulles corridor,” he added.

Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & BarŽ, one of the top ten fastest growing restaurant chains in the country, features 14 signature sauces for their wings.  The restaurant and sports bar includes a complete menu featuring everything from salads to appetizers to burgers.  The restaurant is a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere where guests enjoy relaxing with friends while playing trivia on the BuzztimeŽ Trivia system and watching their favorite sports teams on one of the many big-screen HD televisions.  Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & BarŽ, often referred to B-DubsŽ, will also include an outside dining area at the Dulles 28 Centre location.

Dulles 28 Centre is a 300-acre master planned retail, hotel and golf destination and is home to more than 400,000 square feet of retail including 30-stores and restaurants, a Wegmans Food Market and Target, plus the 151-suite Marriott-Dulles Airport @ Dulles 28 Centre (Marriott.com), the 1757 Golf Club (1757GolfClub.com), Dulles 28 Auto Wash (Dulles28AutoWash.com) and the 70-acre Dulles 28 Auto World showcasing Ferrari | Maserati, BMW, Nissan, Volvo, CarMax and more.  For a full tenant roster, please visit Dulles28Centre.com.

Dulles 28 Centre was represented by Lerner, while Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & BarŽ was represented by Rob Meeks and Marcus Bourn of Next Realty Mid-Atlantic, LLC (NextRealty.com) of McLean, Virginia.

About Lerner Enterprises

Lerner Enterprises (Lerner.com) of Rockville, Maryland, founded by Theodore N. Lerner in 1952, is Washington, D.C.'s largest private real estate developer and is involved in all phases of office, retail, hotel and residential real estate.  This includes planning, development, construction, leasing, and property management.  Lerner has developed and currently manages more than 15 million square feet of office buildings, retail centers, hotels and residential communities.  Lerner's retail portfolio has several well-known developments including: Dulles Town Center (ShopDullesTownCenter.com), Dulles, VA; White Flint (ShopWhiteFlint.com), North Bethesda, MD; Fallsgrove Village Center (FallsgroveVillageCtr.com), Rockville, MD; Annapolis Harbour Center (AnnapolisHarbourCenter.com.com), Annapolis, MD, among many others.

Lerner’s newest trophy office building, co-developed with The Tower Companies, 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard (TowerOaks.com) in Rockville, MD, is the first multi-tenant commercial building in the Washington area with LEEDŽ Platinum Certification. The project was awarded the 2009 National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP) Best Green Building of the Year, the 2009 Peerless Rockville Preservation Award, the first building in the State of Maryland to achieve “Designed to Earn Energy Star” by the American Institute of Architects and was certified as the first LEEDŽ Platinum office building in the State of Maryland and is eligible for Maryland Green Building Tax Credits.  Lerner’s new corporate headquarters, located in 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard was recently certified LEEDŽ CI Gold by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and was awarded the Metro Washington Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) 2009 ‘Excellence in Construction’ Award.

Lerner has been the recipient of numerous NAIOP and other industry awards (Lerner.com/Awards.html) in its 57-year history including the Honor Award for Design Excellence in the Fairfax County 2009 Exceptional Design Awards Program for 1800 Tysons Boulevard in The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II.

About The Tower Companies

The Tower Companies (TowerCompanies.com), founded by Albert Abramson in 1947, is a family-owned real estate firm in Rockville, Maryland and the largest Green Builder in the Nation’s Capital.  It ranks #42 on the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Top 50 US Green Power Purchasers' List, is EPA-certified carbon neutral, and they developed, Blair Towns, (BlairTowns.com) the first US Green Building Council LEEDŽ-certified apartment complex in the country. The Tower Companies is a member of EPA’s Climate Leaders, Energy Star and Green Power Partnership programs.  Their award-winning portfolio includes 4.5 million square feet of office buildings, office parks, 1,400 apartments, regional malls, residential communities, lifestyle centers, and hotels within the DC area. Of this total, one million square feet are Green or sustainable projects, and another 2.5 million square feet are in the planning stages; 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard, co-developed with Lerner Enterprises, (TowerOaks.com), is the first LEEDŽ Platinum-certified multi-tenant commercial building in the DC area, The Tower Building (TowerBuilding.com), an Energy Star building named 2003 Green Office Building of the Year by Apartment and Office Building Association (AOBA), is LEEDŽ Silver, 1050 K Street (1050KStreet.com) is LEEDŽ Gold and 1909 K Street, known as The Millennium Building (1909KStreet.com) is the only and first commercial multi-tenant building in DC to get LEEDŽ EB certified. Tower now has six LEEDŽ certified projects and over 25% of their staff are LEEDŽ Accredited Professionals.  Awards include 2009 National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP) Best Green Building of the Year for 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard, 2009 DC Mayor’s Environmental Excellence Awards, 2009 Circle of Excellence Smart CEO Awards, 2009 Peerless Rockville Preservation Awards, 2008 USGBC of the National Capital Area, Member Firm of the Year, 2008 Washington Business Journal Green Company of the Year, 2008 Washingtonian Magazine Corporate Green Award, 2007 DC Chamber of Commerce Corporation of the Year, 2006 and 2003 EPA Green Power Leadership Awards.

About Lerner Enterprises | The Tower Companies Partnership

With a 40-year tradition of collaboration, Lerner Enterprises and The Tower Companies have co-developed numerous landmark projects in the area, including White Flint Mall,  United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission headquarters at White Flint North, both in North Bethesda, MD; Washington Square at 1050 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. (WashingtonSquareDC.com) in Washington, D.C.; Beaumeade Corporate Park (Beaumeade.com), Ashburn, VA; Dulles 28 Centre and the Residence Inn-Dulles Airport @ Dulles 28 Centre, in Dulles, VA.