Back in January we let you know that Loft was closing its Congressional Plaza location in Rockville and that J.Crew Factory would be its replacement at 1637 Rockville Pike. The clothing store is now open. Prior to its opening, a Federal Realty Representative told us that they are “excited to welcome yet another favorite brand to Congressional Plaza. J.Crew will join a robust retail line-up including most recent additions Athleta and Lands’ End. J.Crew is expected to open in summer 2022, and will be located between Ulta Beauty and Appalachian Springs.”
The J.Crew Group filed for bankruptcy in 2020 after a few years of struggles and being further battered by coronavirus store shutdowns. The company emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in September with Anchorage Capital Group, L.L.C. as its majority owner. As of last year, the New York-based J. Crew Group operates 161 J. Crew retail stores, 144 Madewell stores, and 168 J.Crew Factory stores in the United States as well as websites for each brand. J.Crew has an existing location in Montgomery Mall and a J.Crew Factory location at the Clarksburg outlets.