Closed: Curves of Reston

Gym's departure leaves another empty spot at Tall Oaks Village Center.

Add another vacancy to list at Tall Oaks Village Center: Curves of Reston has closed.

The women-only gym franchise took over the spot at 12056 North Shore Dr. a few years ago after one of several Reston 7-Eleven stores left.

The empty standalone building joins the anchor spot, which has been empty since Compare Foods left in April of 2011, the standalone spot that has been vacant since Burger King left more than five years ago, and several other smaller storefronts.

To read an article about Tall Oaks Village Center and the vacancy issues, click here. To read previous discussions about other Tall Oaks vacancies, click here , here and here.

Have an idea for what should go in the Curves' location or about the future of Tall Oaks in general? Tell us in the comments.

Gene October 18, 2012 at 06:11 PM
It's been downhill since the Giant left IMHO, for quite some time I continued to go over there after I moved over to Lake Audobahn, but when the Giant closed I ended up using the Safeway at South Lakes. What are the causes of this? It's a shame Lake Anne, now Tall Oaks, and South Lakes is awful with the traffic and poorly managed Safeway, at least the cleaners, Lakeside, ABC, UPS are there. And I don't like what they did with Hunters Woods but to be honest I don't go there much. What are we going to od with all the new residents coming, time to move perhaps. - Gene
The BSD Guy October 18, 2012 at 06:25 PM
Vacancies at Tall Oaks, a completely empty office building at the intersection of Hunter Mill, the Toll Road, and Sunrise Valley, marginally occupied if not flat out empty offices throughout the area, and likely reductions in Federal spending coming down the road. How can we deal with these problems? Easy: MORE DEVELOPMENT!!!! If you don't believe me, ask the geniuses of Hunter Mill, Cathy Hudgins and Stephen Fuller. If we just keep bulldozing areas and putting up more and more empty or underutilized offices, magic will just happen. Jobs will start falling out of the sky, everyone in the county will be a billionaire, we can eliminate all taxes all together because of our phenomenal growth, and the poor's "workforce housing" that Hudgins uses as an excuse to justify the unjustifiable will consist of Condos with 20,000 sq. ft. with indoor olympic sized pools. ....all this, just by letting developers ride over and discard all those insignificant residents and their NIMBY ways. Go Hudgins, Go!!! Sarcasm aside, although Tall Oaks is probably the most notable empty shopping area, the fact is they're scattered throughout. The Spectrum at Town Center had (and may still have) a lot of unoccupied space...and yet it's one of the newer shiny objects the developers keep shoving down our throats. I wonder when it will ever occur to any of these people holding all these leases for unoccupied spaces that over development is killing them.
Stella McEnearny October 19, 2012 at 12:14 AM
In the mid seventies, Tall Oaks was fully occupied and bustling - a card shop, dance school, and even a 7/11 graced the shopping center, which was always filled to capacity. Now, it looks utterly deserted - bombed out and burned out. They really do need another grocery store as a magnet establishment, along with stores which will attract a strong, steady stream of clientele. Otherwise, nothing changes...
Robert Beale October 19, 2012 at 05:01 PM
Amen. The speculative CRE developers and their lenders care not for Reston; it is all about money and greed. The current plans to build and build more retail and commercial will hurt Reston BAD. The small businesses in the existing centers will likely go out of business, many will not be able to afford the increased rents they will be facing. And this same senario applies to the residents who will have their homes, condos and apartments torn down so the new high rise structures can be built. This whole RE mess is going to come tumbling down.
John H October 24, 2012 at 02:03 AM
Tall oaks definitely needs an anchor store--but I'm not sure another grocery store is a good choice. Three grocery stores have failed in that location already--Giant, an Asian Market store (forget the name) and Compare Foods. Grocery stores don't seem to work there. Maybe a MicroCenter? Or just raze the whole thing a build an auto sales lot, like CarMax?


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