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Darien Commons Welcomes First Residents & 5 New Retail Tenants

 Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE: FRT) recently welcomed the first residents at Darien Commons, a highly convenient and walkable mixed-use destination under construction adjacent to the Noroton Heights train station. There are currently 58 homes available for occupancy in the first phase. New retail leases have been announced with in-demand brands including Choice PetOne MedicalOVMESalt & Sweat, and Warby Parker. The new development includes 75,000 square feet of new retail space along with 122 luxury apartments.  


Choice Pet: Carefully selected holistic, organic, raw and natural foods, treats and chews along with an array of outstanding pet products 

One Medical: Membership-based primary care practice on a mission to make getting quality care more affordable, accessible, and enjoyable for all through a blend of human-centered design, technology, and an exceptional team 

OVME: First Connecticut location for this bespoke selection of minimally invasive cosmetic services with contemporary yet welcoming retail  

Salt & Sweat: Second location for this Westchester County-based high-end wellness studio with Infrared Saunas, Infrared Wraps, EMSculpt, Ballaner Pro Lymphatic Drainage, Salt Therapy, Cryoskin, massage, and more  

Warby Parker: High-quality eyeglasses, sunglasses, contacts, and eye exams at an affordable price 

Previously announced confirmed tenants include best-in-class dining, takeout, wellness, beauty and retail such as Glosslab, Gregory’s, Molto, Naya, Oath Pizza, Seamore’s, Solidcore, sweetgreen, Tartinery, and Van Leeuwen. 

“Our first residents are now able to see our vision for this location – and are enjoying some of the conveniences and luxuries we have built in,” said Patrick McMahon, Senior Vice President, Regional Development for Federal Realty. “As additional retailers come on-line, the benefits of living here will continue to expand creating a dynamic neighborhood.” 

New residents can enjoy many thoughtful features throughout the property such as a guest suite, communal dining area with entertainment kitchen and beer tap, curated lending library with everything from household items to an Xbox and electric scooters, landscaped courtyard with grills, 24-hour fitness center and comfortable and accessible work-from-home spaces. 

Abundant on-site surface parking makes the retail easily accessible and shopping more convenient. Darien Commons also features a brand-new 12,000 square foot Walgreens and a recently renovated Equinox club.  A rendering of the development can be found here.  

During the current construction plan, the following tenants and neighboring businesses are open and operating: Walgreens, Equinox, Citibank, Chase Bank, Edward Jones, Vavala’s Deli, Sanda’s Cleaners, Dolce Nails, Leary’s Liquor Cabinet and TLC Hair Designs. 

Darien Commons provides immediate access to I-95 and is just steps from the Metro-North rail line to New York City. The project creates an appealing opportunity for like-minded retailers to locate alongside each other, and enhanced convenience for future apartment residents. 

For more information on residential leasing, visit or email

For more information on retail leasing, contact Vanessa Mendoza at (301) 998-8218 or

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