Mosaic District is a relatively new redeveloped area in Merrifield located at Lee Highway and Gallows Road. It’s now a privately owned town center that was built on a previously unattractive 31 acre industrial site.
A company called Edens, a private retail developer, collaborated with townhouse and apartment home-builders to create stylish multi-use urban neighborhood community with shopping boutiques, a hotel, a movie theater, number of office spaces, restaurants, parking garages, large pedestrian-focused sidewalks and modern housing with rooftop access.
Besides being a popular shopping destination, Mosaic is famous for its Angelika movie theater with its large outdoor terrace facing Strawberry Park. The park is a community anchor point for picnics, yoga, and gathering events. Large open area with artificial grass attracts young professionals who come to catch up with friends or chill in the shade with a laptop or book.
Nearby residents from Merrifield and Fairfax come to mosaic for shopping needs. Large nationwide retailers, such as Target and Mom’s Organic, surrounded by 3-level free parking garages. Smaller shops represented by regional diverse stores, such as clothing brands, perfume and makeup stores, jewelry and accessory shops, home and decor stores, gift and crafting shops and more. Each storefront has its own unique look which make the “Mosaic” name especially suitable for this development complex.
After shopping, you can rest in one of the restaurants, cafes and bars. Many of which now offer outdoor dining.
They host outdoor events, films and fairs on a weekly basis and these are great for family outings with kids.
You would also find some fun activities for adults and group bonding.
There are benches along the paverned street walkways decorated with potted plants.
District avenue is the main street featuring ground-level shops. It’s crossed by Strawberry Lane with Park at the intersection.
Farmers markets and craft fairs
520 Ice Cream & Tea
Cold Stone Creamery
Pastry Xpo Cafe
Four Sisters Restaurant
Caboose Brewing Co
CAVA Mezze Grill
Choolaah Indian BBQ
Dolcezza Gelato & Coffee
Iron Chef House
Jinya Ramen Bar
Le Pain Quotidien
Macmillan Whiskey Room
Cyclone Anaya's Mexican Kitchen
Mom & Pop Coffee Shop and Bar
Our Mom Eugenia
Parc de Velle
Puree Juice Bar
True Food Kitchen
Alex and Ani
Barnes and Noble
Fair Trade Winds
Red Apron Butcher
Scout & Molly’s
The Shade Store
Sophie Blake New York
South Moon Under
Swirl & Sip
Along with Street parking, district has five free public garage parkings:
A 3-story parking lot at Target
Large garage Parking right across Mom’s Organic
One behind Banes & Noble
One on Cinema Drive
And another at Penny Lane
Strawberry Lane was temporarily blocked for traffic during quarantine time to make the area more walk-friendly and socially distant. Tables and chairs were placed apart to ensure guests safety. Street games are up for grabs for all visitors.
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In case those activities are not appealing enough or you’ve already done them, try Cyber Raccoon Escape Room which is only 2.8 miles South down Lee Hwy (Rt-29). Book an escape game activity for approximately 1.5h or reserve the venue for a private party, a birthday celebration or team building event.
Salon Nordine & Day Spa
Mint Nail Lounge
Floyd’s 99 Barbershop
Cera Wax Studio
Boardroom Salon for men
Cute Dog Park and Pet Wellness Store
Address: 2910 District Ave., Fairfax, Va.
You can get to Mosaic by taking a Metro’s Orange Line. The Dunn Loring Merrifield Metro station is 0.8 mile from the district. There is a daily shuttle from the metro station to the Mosaic District which is free. A new electric driverless Relay shuttle is currently under testing to hit the streets in 2020.
You can get in here by Bus Transit lines 1C, 2A, 401, 402
Several bike racks are available for parking around the area.
Take Route 29 Lee Hwy if Coming from Fairfax.
Or via I495 exit 50A