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Closed: Greenberry's Coffee

Reston location of Virginia-based coffee shop closed its doors at the end of October.

located at Baron Cameron Avenue and Reston Parkway, has closed its doors.

The coffee shop closed on Oct. 31. The store owner said in a note posted on the door that his lease expired.

The owner left this note on the door:

Dear Customers,

Thank you for the business and support you have provided for many years. We close business due to lease expiration.

You can continue to use gift card at Greenberry's store located at 6329 Redmond Drive, McLean.

 

Do you think Reston needs coffee house options besides Starbucks? And, as always, give us your thoughts on what you would like to see open in the vacant spot at the Home Depot shopping center.

 

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Charles Nethaway November 05, 2012 at 11:25 PM
Cynde you are on the mark about Starbuck's ubiquitous presence. Starbuck's is to coffee shops as Walmart is to department stores. Smart business model, volume foces suppliers to give best discounts and other benefits to this giant buyer of their products, well-trained staff, perks such as their stainless-steel cups, unique music and other gift cards. One person mentioned that someone at Greenberry's refused to make a pot of decaf coffee at a certain time of day -- I don't think that this would happen at Starbuck's. I heard of one staffer at a Safeway Starbuck's having poor customer service -- that person was fired -- not there any more. So it is not like there are no other coffee shops, but it is an uphill battle, a challenge, for a mom and pop shop to compete. Well, maybe Starbuck's could go in the Home Depot area. However, frankly, that location might not meet the business model. If so, they would not place a store there.
Joe Campell November 06, 2012 at 12:00 AM
So sad to hear this news. I went here every weekday for a cup of coffee and use of their wifi. Customer service was just average I suppose, though I never had any complaints about this place. Where to patronize now.....?
HarleyGirl November 07, 2012 at 12:03 PM
I find myself heading over to Vienna more and more for their "non-chain" store options: Trousseau, Sweet Leaf, Dandelion Patch, Sweet Mango, Pie Gourmet, Bazin's and Allegria, Sweet Pasty. I can go to Starbucks and the other chain store coffee shops, restaurants and stores in RTC and Reston almost anywhere in the country...I prefer to support the small business owner, like Lakeside Pharmacy, and prevent them from being gobbled up by the Big Boys. Sorry not to support my own community but I don't need a mini-Tysons and mini-Dulles Town Center here.
Anna November 15, 2012 at 12:41 PM
Those of you interested in the local cafe vs. Starbucks phenomina might want to check out the free documentary "Independent America: the Two Lane Search for Mom and Pop" at Reston Community Center 11/27 at 7:30pm. More info at http://www.sustainablereston.org. Personally, I'd love to have a local coffee shop in Reston!
Lisa Merkel November 30, 2012 at 07:42 PM
This spring you'll be able to enjoy a latte in a cute new espresso bar in the heart of downtown Herndon! See my facebook page for more details! Bike ON over--- coffee is ON!!! www.facebook.com/HerndonMayor

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