Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Section of lot temporarily closed for now, but will provide more accessible parking spots when it is completed.
A portion of the parking lot at Hunters Woods Village Center will be off-limits as it undergoes renovation for about the next eight weeks. The center will lose current parking arrangement on the side of the lot closest to Ledo's Pizza, Dairy Queen and Reston Community Center. Under its current configuration, the parking lot is separated from the stores' doors by a pull-up lane. The new layout will feature more ADA-accessible parking directly in front of the stores. Work will be ongoing five days a week until its completion sometime in May, said Reston Community Center staffers. Ken Fredgren of the Reston Accessibility Committee says he has been in communication with the center's owners, Edens & Avant, for over a year about improving …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
New Hampshire woman grateful to Good Samaritan who helped her on Reston path last month.
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Thursday, December 13, 2012
A woman visiting Reston from New Hampshire over Thanksgiving wants to thank a Good Samaritan who drove her to the hospital when she was injured. Robertine Wymans of Merrimack, NH, was in town visiting her daughter, who lives near Hunters Woods Village Center. The Saturday after Thanksgiving, Wymans was walking alone on the path near Hunters Woods when she slipped and fell. "About an hour into the walk I slipped on some leaves on the side of a path, heard a crack and knew immediately that I was in trouble," Wymans wrote in an email. "A few people in the distance ignored my pleas for help. "Not familiar with the area, I knew I could not provide a location to 911. I had to move," she said. "I moved through the leaves to the lower path …
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Pet supply store coming to Hunters Woods Village Center
Reston pet owners will soon have a new spot to shop for food and supplies. Unleashed by Petco will soon open at Hunters Woods Village Center, in the space next to Dunkin' Donuts. Unleashed's Web site says its concept is to "provide the same knowledge and know-how offered by Petco in a unique, smaller package." Unleashed bills itself as a neighborhood pet store, offering (in addition to retail items), grooming, pet birthday parties and cakes, training, a treat bar and pet-friendly special events. Unleashed currently has six Virginia locations, including stores in Sterling, Springfield, Falls Church, Woodbridge, Arlington and Alexandria. An opening date has not yet been announced.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
What should go in this empty space?
This week's Visions for Vacancies takes us back to the old Hollywood Video building at Hunters Woods Village Center. The stand alone space has been divided into three storefronts. One is occupied by Dunkin' Donuts, which opened in June. The middle part is being outfitted for a new tenant, rumored to be Unleashed by Petco, a pet store. The third part appears up for grabs. It's a newly renovated corner spot that would get good visability and traffic, with plenty of parking. So what do you think should go here?
Friday, August 17, 2012
Woman tells police her daughter was touched inappropriately.
Update: 4:25 p.m. Aug. 17 - Officer Bud Walker of the FCPD says the suspect is in custody in another jurisdiction. His name has not yet been released because he has not been processed by Fairfax County. Patch will have more details when they are available. Original story: A woman reported to Fairfax County Police that her daughter was fondled by a man at Hunters Woods Village Center on Aug. 10. The girl's mother says her daughter, age 9, was sitting outside a store at Hunters Woods about 8 p.m. when she was approached by the suspect. The suspect is described as a black man, 25-30 years old, about six feet tall. He was wearing a pink women's shirt and white skinny jeans. In other police news: UNLAWFUL ENTRY, 11500 block of North Shore …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Hunters Woods Village Center has been getting a facelift this summer. Most of the formerly tan-colored exteriors have been painted white. Do you think it brightens up the shopping center? Or gives it a ghostly feel? Take our poll or leave a comment below.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
What should go in this spot where At Play Cafe used to be?
This week's Visions for Vacancies takes us to Hunters Woods Village Center, where a storefront next to Ledo's sits empty. The space at 2254 Hunters Woods Plaza used to house At Play Cafe, a children's play space. At Play Cafe closed in May 2011 after the owner could not reach a lease agreement with Edens & Avant, the owners of the shopping center. The space has been vacant ever since, and the child-friendly hand painted walls from At Play Cafe remain. What would you like to see open here?
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Bharat Patel found dead after possible fight on Saturday; Police now have a sketch of potential suspect.
Fairfax County Police detectives have released a composite sketch and Wanted Poster of a suspect in the suspicious death case of Bharat Patel, who was found dead on Winterthur Lane in Reston early on Saturday. The suspect is described as an Indian male, 25-35 years old; approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall with a thin build. The suspect was wearing a gray long-sleeve shirt with a thin orange stripe down the sleeves and blue jeans. Police are investigating the death of Patel, 40, who was found with trauma to his upper body about 2 a.m. on Saturday. Officers originally responded to the 11900 block of Winterthur Lane for a reported fight about 12:45 a.m. The officers did not find any fight. Approximately one hour later a missing person report …
Monday, June 4, 2012
New Hunters Woods store will welcome visitors with free coffee.
Dunkin' Donuts will open its doors at Hunters Woods Village Center Wednesday at 5 a.m. The store, which was doing a test run with employees on Saturday, takes over at 2280 Hunters Woods Plaza, where the old Hollywood Video used to be. This will be the first Dunkin' Donuts in Reston. The store owners say they will be giving away free coffee Wednesday through Friday. UNleashed by Petco is rumored by real estate sources to be going in adjacent to Dunkin' Donuts. Unleashed is a pet supply store that specializes in all-natural brands. It also has pet training and vet services, as well as special features like in-store pet birthday parties and photography sessions. Unleashed has locations nationwide, including in Sterling, Woodbridge, Arlington…
Friday, September 23, 2011
Makeover includes new signage, reconfigured parking.
The Reston Association approved in concept this week proposed changes to Hunters Woods Village Center. Among the changes outlined by shopping center owners Edens & Avant: * Patio areas outside of Ledo Pizza and Dairy Queen. * Adding head-in parking in front of the strip from Ledo to Dairy Queen * Parallel and head-in parking in front of the old Hollywood Video building, which will feature two patios for outdoor dining. The building will be divided into several businesses. A lease has already been signed by Dunkin' Donuts for a portion of the building, a Reston Association source said. * New signage with large tenant names at the entrance on Colt's Neck Road. * New landscaping and painting throughout.