Ballston Common Mall redevelopment

Ballston Quarter. (Ballston Business Improvement District)

Year-over-year retail sales in Arlington showed a boost in the first quarter of 2019, according to new data.

Total retail sales of $767.2 million countywide were up 1.6 percent from $755.3 million during the first three months of 2018, according to figures from the Virginia Department of Taxation.

Figures are used to determine sales-tax revenue that is transmitted from the state government to the local government.

For the fourth quarter of 2018, which included the December holiday period, retail sales in Arlington had totaled $825.5 million.

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