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Iconic burger concept heads to Arlington

Iconic burger concept heads to Arlington

ARLINGTON—Al’s Hamburgers, an Arlington favorite since it first opened more than 60 years ago, has leased 4,464 square feet of retail space in Fielder Plaza, one of the oldest grocery-anchored retail centers in Arlington, for a new location.

Matt Luedtke, Michael Sweet and Evan Smith with Weitzman handled negotiations.

Al’s Hamburgers first opened in Arlington in 1957 by Al Matthews, who passed away in 2014. The restaurant is now run by his daughter and son-in-law, Melody and Gary Lawrence.

“We are so excited, and we can’t wait to get settled into our new home,” Melody Lawrence said about the new Fielder Plaza location.

Today, more than six decades later, the restaurant still features many of Al Matthew’s original recipes, including the Double Double Cheeseburger. The menu also includes a broad selection of salads, breakfast items and healthier entrees such as veggie burgers.

Al’s Hamburgers also was honored by the Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau in its rating of the Top 3 Burger Joints in Arlington.

Fielder Plaza, first opened in 1978, recently completed a major renovation designed to modernize the landmark center, which through dedicated leasing and management has remained one of the best-performing centers in the trade area.

The center is anchored by Tom Thumb, which debuted a new look and expanded offerings in mid-2019, as well as CVS, Starbucks, Pet Supermarket, Mathnasium, Edible Arrangements, Batteries Plus, Luna Spa, Tandoor Indian Restaurant, Bombay Bazaar, Sukothai Restaurant, Hudson’s Barbers and several others.

Weitzman handles property management for the center, and the property manager is Allyson Flynn.

The Weitzman team is focused on making shopping at Fielder Plaza the best possible experience for our customers. As part of that shopper-focused package, Weitzman rolled out a full shopping center digital marketing package for the center, including a website, social media pages, location-enabled retailer outreach programs and promotions.