UPDATE -From what I can determine from the American Girl website and their online reservation system for dining, the Washington DC (Tyson’s Corner) American Girl Store should open on June 18, 2011. According to local newspapers, this date is correct.

Squeeee! This just in! American Girl is opening another store in the summer of 2011 just outside the Nation’s Capital in the Tyson’s Corner Center in Mclean, Virginia. You can guarantee we will be making a trip or ten to visit it (since it is just not that far from me!)

According to the press release:

The new American Girl store will offer the complete assortment of the company’s popular historical and contemporary dolls, along with doll outfits, accessories, girl-sized clothing, and a variety of best-selling American Girl books. In addition, American Girl fans will be able to enjoy a meal and a delicious dessert or celebrate a birthday in the store’s fun and casual 110-seat Bistro, treat their dolls to a new hairdo in the Doll Hair Salon, or design a cute doll-sized T-shirt in the “Creativi-Tees” boutique. A variety of girl-and-mom-friendly events and programs will also be offered throughout the year.

Some of the press the planned opening is already receiving:

We will definitely keep you posted as this store is built!