Springfield Mall opens as town center

Students look forward to Maggiano’s, Topshop and Dave and Busters


Springfield Town center

Many people have arrived at the town center and look forward to the new and improved stores and restaurants. Shoppers rush to the opening of Topshop.

Fighting against traffic when you go last minute shopping at Tysons Corner? The new and improved town center is place to go. Springfield Town Center made its debut on Oct. 17 after a seemingly endless two year renovation.

Many students are pleased with the remodeling as it includes a new movie theater, two floor retail and many restaurants both indoor and outdoor that reflect the town center style. Compared to the interior before the renovation, it became more modernized and people friendly.

“I like the new town center because it’s cleaner, organized and has more stores, but they’re expensive,” junior Joyce Romero said.

With the Regal theater’s new wine, dine and recline motto, the amenities offered are endless. The new theater has been constructed and remodeled with reclining chairs, adjustable table tops and a lobby that includes a full bar where adult guests can unwind.

“The theater is very comfortable, and it has a tray where you can put your stuff and there’s more space,” junior Symone Jenkins said.

You get a variety of stores that range from retail to high end designer store, including the sale of beauty products. A few stores are Clarks, Pacsun, Sephora, Nordstrom Rack, Michael Kors and Bath and Body Works.

The construction of the brand-new stores Topshop, H&M and Forever 21 caught the attention of many students. The popular awaited Topshop brand has emerged from Nordstrom to their own store. To celebrate the opening of Springfield Town Center, Topshop had a photo booth and served drinks to greet the shoppers entering the store.

“The Topshop in Springfield has more merchandise than the Topshop section of Nordstrom in Tysons Corner Mall,” senior Toba Rasoli said.

The previous Forever 21 at Springfield was renovated and improved to consist of two floors. It provides various types of clothing for men and women. The store provides the latest trends including their collection of styles.

Forever 21 has a variety of styles such as Modern Femme, Bohemian, Heritage, Minimalist and Free Spirit. The collections are inspired by the latest trends and seasons. Minimalist and Bohemian seem to be the most fashionable trend right now.

Across from Forever 21, you can find a two floored H&M. H&M focuses mainly on business attire for adults. The first floor of the H&M consists of the women’s apparel, while the men’s section is located downstairs.

Outdoor dining is provided for those who love to enjoy their meals in the beautiful weather. The expanded and spacious food court on the second floor lets diners have a beautiful view of the outdoors.

As of right now there are only a few functioning outdoor and indoor restaurants available to shoppers. The current places to dine at are located on the upper level, which include Sarku, Tutti Frutti, Panda Express and Auntie Annes. They will continue to construct more dining areas such as Chipotle and Dino’s Little Italy.

Springfield Town Center has gained many people’s attention due to the renovation and modernization. The creation of the new stores attracts people of all ages.

The average shopper can’t find some of the stores available at this mall in other local malls. This gives access to everyone’s personal style and allows a wider range of up to date trends and fashion.