What should go in the spot formerly occupied by running shop at South Lakes Village Center?
It's been a month since Footsteps of Reston closed up shop after more than 15 years at South Lakes Village Center . So in this installment of Patch's Visions for Vacancies, we're asking what you think would be good in this storefront. What does South Reston need? Another running store? A bakery? Beauty salon? Something else? Tell us your vision in the comments. Keep up with Reston business news when you subscribe to Reston Patch's free daily newsletter.
South Lakes Village Center running store will leave on March 31.
Footsteps, the running speciality store at South Lakes Village Center, will close its doors on March 31. Owner Paul Zink says he will look for a smaller, more affordable space in Northern Virginia to reopen the store. "[South Lakes] Center has become more of a food court than the mixed use center it once was," Zink wrote in an annoucement on Reston Patch. "Footsteps is the only soft goods business left. Additionally, the going rent for the 3,000 square-foot space has made it very difficult to run a small business in these poor economic times." Zink said a more affordable rent will enable him to "compete with the chain running stores that have saturated the metro market." Footsteps is the oldest existing running specialty store in Northern …