Kettler, a Washington, D.C., real estate development and property management company, The Howard Hughes Corp. and Orchard Development Corp. have announced that five new retail tenants in The Metropolitan Downtown Columbia have opened their doors for business. They include the following.

Corner Bakery, a rapidly expanding casual neighborhood café based in Dallas, Texas, with more than 190 owned and franchised locations in 22 states and Washington, D.C.

  • MOD Pizza, a Seattle pizza chain specializing in artisan pizza.
  • Floyd’s 99 Barbershop, a Colorado chain, which operates “rock and roll” barbershops across the country.
  • European Wax Center, an Aventura, Fla.-based salon that is one of the largest wax center brands, with more than 725 locations in the U.S.
  • Village Nails & Spa, a Baltimore beauty salon, which offers nail care and spa services.
  • CaliBurger, a global burgers and fries chain, is expected to open next year.

“The Metropolitan Downtown Columbia has come to life with these high-quality establishments opening their doors,” said Robert Kettler, chairman and CEO of Kettler. “Residents will now be able to enjoy great food and services from these nationally recognized businesses. Locating here is affirmation that The Metropolitan has a great future.”

The Metropolitan — the first ground-up development under the 2010 Downtown Columbia Plan, which calls for 13 million square feet of new density — signaled the start of new development in Town Center when it broke ground in February 2013. The Metropolitan is the next milestone in The Howard Hughes Corp.-led effort to create an urban core in the heart of Columbia’s master-planned community.