Local brands include Compass Coffee, Rappahannock Oyster Co., Atlas Brew Works and more

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, in conjunction with Marketplace Development, announced Wednesday two dozen new concessions that will begin the construction process at Reagan National Airport and Dulles International Airport in late 2023. These food, beverage and retail brands represent the latest awards of a multi-year concessions redevelopment program. 

Rendering of Sfoglina restaurant

Rendering of Sfoglina and Sfoglina Market at Dulles International Airport

“The brands selected will provide customers with a curated Washington region experience,” said Jaimini Erskine, Airports Authority vice president for marketing and concessions. “In this round, numerous proposals were submitted from operators who will bring local flavors and a greater variety of offerings for a memorable experience for our airport passengers.” 

Coming to Reagan National Airport – 10 new concessions 

  • Neighborgoods DC- Unique gifts and souvenirs, souvenir apparel for adults/kids/baby and gourmet packaged food. D.C.-based brand established in 2014. 

  • Boss- Men and women’s apparel, including a fitting room. 

  • Compass Coffee- Handcrafted, ethically sourced coffee. Menu serving breakfast items, healthy salads, sandwiches and baked goods. D.C.-based brand established in 2014. 

  • DC Arts District Market- Unique apparel, gifts and souvenirs. Featuring “just walk out” technology and 24-hour automated retail.  

  • Inside the Beltway- Core travel convenience necessities, healthy pre-packaged grab-and-go snacks, gifts, souvenir apparel and accessories. 

  • Dos Toros Taqueria- Fast-casual taqueria using fresh sustainably sourced ingredients. Healthy options, including a variety of burritos, bowls, tacos and salads. 

  • Atlas Brew Works- D.C. based artisanal beer with healthy food options. 

  • Zeke’s Coffee- Maryland-based coffee shop with grab-and-go menu.  

  • Cava Mezze Grill- Mediterranean fast-casual restaurant featuring customizable salads, pitas and grains. D.C.-based and has operated in DCA since 2015.  

  • Half Moon Empanadas- Fresh empanadas made in-shop daily. 

Coming to Dulles International Airport – 14 new concessions 

  • Hudson and Hudson Nonstop (3 locations)- Two locations of this newsstand will have Amazon “just walk out” technology. 

  • Market 1962- Small grab-and-go market with pre-packaged snacks and convenience products.  

  • Brookstone- Personalized health and wellness electronics store. 

  • Starbucks- New location of the national coffeehouse chain. 

  • Ink by Hudson- A bookstore embracing trends in popular culture and literature.  

  • Potbelly- Fast-casual sandwich shop 

  • Freshii- Bowls, smoothies and more. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. 

  • Gatsby- Full-service D.C.-based restaurant and bar with desserts by Mah Ze Dahr Bakery. 

  • Sfoglina- Full-service restaurant and patio and bar. Chef Fabio Trabocchi’s pasta house. Multiple locations in D.C. area. Brand is recognized in Michelin Bib Gourmand 2022. 

  • Rappahannock Oyster Co.- Local oysters from the Rappahannock River and Chesapeake Bay. 

  • Auntie Anne’s- Pretzel shop 

  • Union Kitchen- D.C.-based grab-and-go market 

“The recently awarded concessions for Reagan National and Dulles International Airports offer an expanded variety of retail and dining options that will transform the passenger experience. We’re excited to work with MWAA to bring the familiarity of locally well-known brands alongside nationally recognized names to both airports,” said Michael DiCosola, president of Marketplace Development.  

Details on new concessions operators are available here. Slides presented in the board meeting are available here.

The first phase of concessions redevelopment, announced in September 2022, includes five new locations at Reagan National and five at Dulles International that are now in various stages of design and construction. Openings are anticipated in summer 2023. 

The phased concessions redevelopment program began in 2022 and aims to provide a sense of place, more variety and more healthy options for the traveling public. By the end of 2026, more than 80 new retail and dining options will be open at both airports. At Reagan National, the program is a key component of “DCA Reimagined,” a project to elevate the passenger experience in Terminal 2 (Concourses B, C, D and E) through state-of-the-art restrooms, expanded seating and new amenities in the coming years.