New Openings at Skyland Town Center

A new year is bringing many new, exciting events to Skyland Town Center!

On January 8 we welcomed DC Mayor Bowser, and city and community leaders to the groundbreaking of the Lidl grocery store. Lidl, recently ranked a top 3 U.S. grocer by USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards, will be the first full-service supermarket serving residents in Wards 7 and 8 to open in more than a decade.

Lidl offers an award-winning assortment of fresh, high-quality products including produce, a fresh bakery, beef poultry, and fish, as well as a wide array of non-food household products that drop in stores on a weekly basis.

The supermarket anticipates opening in the fall of 2022.

Very soon residents of The Crest and our neighbors will be able to get their caffeine fix at the Skyland Town Center Starbucks, which is expected to open in early February. It will be the first drive-through Starbucks in Washington, DC.

Folks craving a hot chicken sandwich will soon be getting their wish, as we look forward to the winter opening of Roaming Rooster. The DC-based restaurant, which started as a food truck, has a well-deserved reputation for its chicken options and, now, breakfast biscuits.

And if looking good is on your list of resolutions, Like That barbershop will soon be your stop for getting that stylish cut. The barbershop has been serving families east of the Anacostia River for more than 30 years, and is making a short trip across Good Hope Road to reopen at Skyland, anticipated by early February.

There’s much more to come this year at Skyland Town Center – so watch this space to keep track of new announcements.

Retailers Coming to Crest at Skyland

Crest at Skyland Town-center will be the home of several popular retailers over the next couple of years. We can’t wait for future Crest residents, and Skyland DC locals to indulge in a brand new shopping experience! 

Take a look below at some of the first retailers that are going to be coming to Crest at Skyland Town-Center.


DC’s first-ever drive-through Starbucks is coming to Skyland Town Center. This will provide Crest residents with easy access to their favorite caffeinated drinks. Enjoy a nice refreshing cup of coffee just steps away from your front door! No matter, if it’s a warm summer day, or a chilly winter afternoon, having a Starbucks within walking distance, will add pure deliciousness to an already incredible living experience.

Lidl Grocery:

Along with the first-ever drive-through Starbucks, Skyland Town-Center is going to be the home of another DC first. Lidl grocery store is also set to be the first major grocery chain to come to southeast DC. This resourceful grocery chain is a huge convenience for future Crest residents as they will be able to conveniently shop from an array of fresh grocery items.  

DC Urban TurfLidl is a 46-year-old German grocery brand known for its sustainable sourcing and its private-label goods, making it somewhat comparable to a Trader Joe’s or Aldi’s. Already well-established and -known in Europe, the company opened its first store in the United States in 2017.  


CVS is the latest service retailer to be announced as being a part of the shopping options at Skyland Town Center. This health company will serve as an excellent resource for picking up medical prescriptions and essential household needs. 

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