Last year Kohl’s announce a major partnership with Sephora that would open 850 Sephora “shop-in-shops” in Kohl’s locations across the country by 2023, in a similar deal to the one struck between Target and Ulta. Sephora previously had a partnership with J.C. Penney that has been slowly winding down ever since J.C. Penney filed for bankruptcy in 2020.

Kohl’s has Montgomery County locations in Aspen Hill, Calverton, Gaithersburg, and Germantown, and is about to start construction on the first Sephora shop-in-shop location at the Calverton location, which is in the orchard Center on Cherry Hill Road. This will be the first Kohl’s location in Maryland to add a Sephora.

Germantown will likely be next, as a Sephora is anticipated to open within Kohl’s this upcoming summer. As of now, there are no plans to open Sephora shop-in-shops in the Aspen Hill or Gaithersburg locations, but that could change as the year goes on. Sephora products are available online and can be shipped to any of the Kohl’s locations in the area.

The first 200 shop-in-shops have already opened across the country, with the next wave opening throughout this year. The Sephora shops-in-shop will be about 2,500 sf and will be located at the front of Kohl’s stores. For stores with two entrances, one will be dedicated solely to Sephora.


2/2/22 Update: Construction is set to begin 

Giant Food has signed on to open at the Orchard Center on Cherry Hill Rd in Calverton, according to a report from the Washington Business Journal. Per the report, the Landover-based grocery chain has signed a lease for the roughly 64,626-square-foot ShopRite space at 12028 Cherry Hill Rd. ShopRite closed back in February of 2020 year and Aldi opened in the shopping center later that year in October.

If construction begins as anticipated, a summer 2022 opening is possible. This would be the 21st Giant Food location in Montgomery County.

Featured photo courtesy of Google Maps


Gong Cha and Fuji Teriyaki Will Hold its Soft Opening on Wednesday, 2/3 at the Orchard Center in Calverton

Bubble tea and teriyaki will be available starting tomorrow at the Orchard Center on Cherry Hill Rd in Calverton, as the Gong Cha/Fuji Teriyaki combo shop will hold its soft opening tomorrow (Wednesday, 2/3) from 11am-10pm.

Gong Cha opened its first MoCo location in Rockville Pike under the Galvan apartments in 2018. It is one of the most successful bubble tea chains in the world, and has over 1,500 locations worldwide, including another Rockville location and a Bethesda location.

Fuji Teriyaki Grill is similar to fast-casual hibachi restaurants like Sarku Japan and Quickway/Quickfire.

The two places share a location.


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