Cohoes Fashions was also an early tenant. It closed in 1987 and became a Woodward & Lothrop outlet store. Other original tenants included Ikea, Sears outlet and Waccamaw Pottery. The Ikea location at Potomac Mills was one of the company's earliest retail outlets in America, and proved so popular that it eventually required a new, dedicated building adjacent to the primary Potomac Mills complex.
This mall was one of the largest outlet malls in the country at the time.