The Richmond Highway area is getting its first Smoothie King later this year.
The new Smoothie King location will be in the ground-floor retail spaces at the Belvoir Square apartment complex, which is located just past Backlick Road at 9142 Richmond Highway (see map). The building is located across the street from Fort Belvoir’s Tully Gate.
The new location is aiming to open in late fall, according to a representative for Capitol Restaurant Partners, the franchisee for the new store. The Smoothie King will be open seven days a week, and will employ between 15-20 people, the representative said.
Smoothie King, which bills itself as a healthy smoothie alternative that doesn’t use artificial ingredients or added sugars, has more than 1,000 stores around the country and overseas. There’s approximately two dozen Smoothie Kings in the D.C. area, but only three in Fairfax County, and the closest current location to Richmond Highway actually in Arlington County.
The Smoothie King will be the second business to open in the ground-floor retail spaces at Belvoir Square since the complex opened in July 2017. A Jimmie John’s opened for business there earlier this year.