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Monterey Bay Fish Grotto Opens at 1800 Tysons Boulevard in The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II

McLean, Virginia, March 5, 2008 – Lerner Enterprises of North Bethesda, Maryland, Washington, D.C.’s largest private real estate developer, announces that  Monterey Bay Fish Grotto at 1800 Tysons Boulevard will open to the public on March 8, 2008.  Monterey Bay Fish Grotto is an upscale dining restaurant serving over twenty kinds of fish in an array of original delicious styles with fresh fish flown in from worldwide locations.  Hosts Glenn and Lisa Hawley have been serving mouth-watering dishes from their two locations in the Pittsburgh region for over sixteen years and have been voted “Best Seafood” for ten years straight by Pittsburgh Magazine.  The 1800 Tysons Boulevard location marks their first opening in the Washington Metropolitan Area.

Located on the lobby level of 1800 Tysons Boulevard, Monterey Bay Fish Grotto is sure to become a favorite destination for fine dining. The grotto encompasses 12,000 square feet, seats 400 guests and is designed within a spectacular 35 foot glass enclosed dining area.  Each seat is designed to take advantage of the expansive window lines and views of the Tysons Corner skyline.  Two large private dining rooms will cater to social and business functions.  For more information, visit MontereyBayFishGrotto.com.

“We are delighted to add Monterey Bay Fish Grotto to a long list of fine restaurants at The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II including the four-star award-winning Maestro in the Ritz-Carlton, The Palm at 1750 Tysons Boulevard and The Cheesecake Factory, Maggiano’s Little Italy, The Daily Grill, Legal Sea Foods, Lebanese Taverna, Wildfire and P. F. Chang’s at Tysons Galleria,” stated Mark D. Lerner, a Principal of Lerner Enterprises.

About 1800 Tysons Boulevard

Completed in 2006, 1800 Tysons Boulevard is the most recent of Lerner’s four world-class office towers at The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II.  The architect, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, is an internationally acclaimed firm with projects in over 30 countries and offices in New York and London .  The 13-story 320,000 square foot office tower is home to PricewaterhouseCoopers and many other prestigious firms.

About The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II

The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II is a five million square foot award-winning development containing retail, office, hotel and residential projects.  At the center of the 117-acre master planned project is Tysons Galleria, an 800,000 square foot premiere fashion retail center anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Macy’s.  The fashion center features over 120 fine stores and dining establishments all conveniently connected to The Ritz-Carlton and The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II. The Ritz-Carlton at Tysons II is comprised of 400 luxury rooms, offers a luxurious spa and health club and is host to Northern Virginia’s most prestigious business and social events. It was voted to Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List of Best Hotels in the United States.

Next for Lerner is 1775 Tysons Boulevard, the fifth office tower at The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II and the second building designed by the distinguished architectural firm of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates.  The 472,000 square foot, 18-story building will provide unobstructed panoramic views of Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.  The building will be connected to the four existing Tysons II office buildings, Tysons Galleria and Ritz-Carlton through a climate controlled pedestrian bridge spanning Tysons Boulevard.  This will allow tenants and visitors to take advantage of the extensive base of amenities including the region’s finest shopping, dining, conference and lodging facilities.  1775 Tysons Boulevard is being planned to achieve Gold certification in the LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.  Construction is scheduled to begin this fall.  Office Leasing will be performed by Diamond Property Company and retail leasing will be performed by Lerner Corporation, the leasing affiliate of Lerner Enterprises.  For more information, visit Tysons2.com.

About Lerner Enterprises

Lerner Enterprises, founded by Theodore N. Lerner in 1952, is based in North Bethesda, Maryland and is Washington, D.C.'s largest private real estate developer. The company is involved in all phases of commercial, retail and residential real estate including planning, development, construction, leasing, asset management and property management.  Lerner Enterprises has developed, and currently manages through Lerner Corporation, its leasing and management affiliate, more than 15 million square feet of office buildings, retail centers and residential communities.  Lerner’s current office portfolio includes numerous well-known developments including: Washington Square at Connecticut Avenue, NW, 1133 Connecticut Avenue, NW and 20 M Street, SE in Washington, D.C.; The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II, Flint Hill Office Park, 7799 Leesburg Pike in Virginia; and White Flint North and 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard in Maryland, among many others.