Big Box Store Replaces Big Box Vacancy in Springfield

Bob’s Discount Furniture is moving into the Bed, Bath and Beyond space

In Springfield, a big box store is being replaced by another big box store along Loisdale Road as Bob’s Discount Furniture is moving into the Bed, Bath and Beyond space between the Springfield Town Center and I-95.

The new Bob’s will be 37,809 square feet of furniture of every type, laid out in a showroom format so customers can picture the couch or loveseat placement in their own living room. With a place this big, “we’re able to offer a bunch of different merchandise,” said Ashley Flores, the Bob’s spokesperson.

There is also a Bob’s in Falls Church and another in Woodbridge so the Springfield location will fill furniture needs in southern Fairfax County. In an industrial section off Edsall Road about five miles north of this location, there are a few furniture warehouse stores as well.

Planners in Springfield have worked with big box vacancies in the recent past and there was even a suggestion to turn them into apartments. Toys-R-Us around the corner in Kingstowne closed a few years ago. On the other side of Springfield Town Center, there was a Borders Books which closed in a big box spot and Modell’s Sporting Goods occupied the space for a while until it closed too. Now it is a Pure Fitness gym. 

DBS Group Properties calls this an “adaptive reuse trend,” and they specialize in this field.

“It turns out these buildings can adapt to many uses and these days can be available at attractive prices,” DBS said. At the Springfield location, this transition for Bob’s has been underway for about the past year, Flores said.

Founded in 1991, Bob’s Discount Furniture now has 174 furniture stores across 24 states. The Manchester, Connecticut-based company has become the 8th-largest U.S. furniture chain according to Furniture Today.

Bob's Grand Opening

Friday, May 24, 9 a.m.

6642 Loisdale Road



Bob’s is presenting Charity Checks to:

* $2,500 for Medical Care for Children Partnership Foundation

* $2,500 for Springfield Estates Elementary School


Dignitaries slated to attend:

Del. Mark Sickles

MPO Sean Corcoran, Fairfax County Police

Marcia Twomey, Executive Director Medical Care for Children Partnership Foundation

Ramesh Murthy, Executive Vice President, Operations at Bob’s Discount Furniture

Corey Parker, Store Manager at Bob’s Discount Furniture