Monday, April 22, 2013
New locally-owned Thai restaurant takes former Greenberry's space.
Hibiscus Thai opens its doors for eat-in and takeout customers on Monday. The new restaurant is located 11790-A Baron Cameron Ave., in the space at the Home Depot shopping center formerly occupied by Greenberry's, which closed last year. Owner Kenny Zweibon says it was the dream of his wife, Jessica, who has worked for other area Thai restaurants for 20 years, to have her own business. So the Zweibons gave the former coffee shop a good makeover - creating a light, bright space with colorful artwork, a full bar and an outdoor dining patio. "We spent about three years looking for a good location," says Zweibon, who will also keep his day job at he Army and Airforce Mutual Aid Association in Reston. "We feel we got a great location, a great …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Reston Barnes & Noble is but a memory, but The Container Store is ready to announce its arrival at The Spectrum. The Container Store put up this sign this week. The space will undergo extensive renovation and is planning a Sept. 21 opening. Also: They are hiring. Apply at Containerstore.com Be in the know about Reston businesses. Subscribe to Reston Patch's free daily newsletter. (Photo from Stuart Rakoff)
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Local designer and men's store owner chosen to help national shoe brand.
A Reston Town Center merchant has been selected to design for a national brand. David Eisele, the founder and CEO of Davelle Clothiers, was chosen as the first outside designer to work on men's shows for Allen Edmonds. Edmonds is a national men's shoe company that also has a store at Reston Town Center. “Allen Edmonds selected David because of his unique outlook in menswear, and his sophisticated taste level made him the ideal candidate,” Timothy C. Cronin, Senior Vice President of Sales for Allen Edmonds, said in a statement. Eisele holds a Certified Master Designer designation from the Custom Tailor and Designers Association. He also designs custom dress shirts, men’s suits, sports coats, slacks and ties, launching his own Master …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Store at Spectrum's last day is Thursday.
Tuesday, February 26
Reston's Barnes & Noble will shut its doors for good Thursday. Most of the merchandise that has been on markdown since December is gone from the store and many shelves have been dismantled. There is some merchandise still available - such as CDs in the music department and bestseller-list books - as those will likely be shipped to a nearby location's inventory at the last minute. In any case, time is running out if you have been meaning to visit. The Spectrum Starbucks will remain open. The Container Store is set to open in the bookstore space this fall. More: Reston's Barnes & Noble to Close in Early 2013 Barnes & Noble's Departure: It's Not Personal Shoppers React to Barnes & Noble's Closing The Beginning of the End at Barnes & Noble Is…
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Sales center for new Reston gym opens next month; Gym will be ready in fall.
Construction is well underway at the Lifetime Fitness at 1757 Business Center Dr. in Reston. The club will open an on-site sales center next month. There is already a sales website here. Visit to find out more about Lifetime's offerings. The 114,000-square-foot facility is slated to open in fall 2013. Some of Lifetime's features: Want to see an existing Lifetime in action? There are nearby gyms in Centreville and Fairfax.
Friday, February 1, 2013
Lerner says it has no immediate plans to begin redevelopment of large parcel near Reston Town Center.
While plans for a massive redevelopment at Reston Spectrum were approved by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors earlier this month, it could take years - even decades - before the Spectrum morphs into the mixed-use development that planners envision. Lerner Enterprises, the owner of the shopping center that runs from New Dominion to Baron Cameron along Reston Parkway, is offering no timetable for redevelopment. The company says it is excited about the future, but has no immediate plans to begin building. “Lerner is pleased that the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recently approved the redevelopment plans for The Spectrum at Reston Town Center," the statement reads. "The longterm vision is to redevelop the current shopping center …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Two new restaurants welcomed first customers Tuesday.
Two new restaurants opened their doors in Reston on Tuesday. The highly anticipated Chipotle Mexican Grill at South Lakes Village Center - in walking distance to South Lakes High School and Langston Hughes Middle School - opened for businesses and there was already a line of burrito lovers at lunchtime. The South Lakes location, the third one in Reston, is open daily 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Over at Plaza America, Nikko Sushi & Hibachi is also now serving. The family-owned restaurant has a sushi bar as well as grilled habachi favorites and noodle bowls. Nikko is located at 11730 Plaza America Drive #105 (next to The Melting Pot). The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays. Stay in tune…
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Wall Street Journal reports bookstore chain plans to close about one-third of stores over next 10 years.
Reston's Barnes & Noble is preparing to close its doors at the end of next month. Is this part of a trend for the national bookstore chain? Yes, according to the Wall Street Journal. In a story published Monday, Mitchell Klipper, chief executive of Barnes & Noble's retail group, told the WSJ the company will have 450 to 500 stores in 10 years, down from 689 as of Jan. 23. It also currently has a separate chain of 674 college stores. Read a synoposis of the subscriber-only story from CNET here. Barnes & Noble announced in December it would close the Reston location, where it was anchored the Spectrum for more than 15 years. The store and its landlord, Lerner Enterprises, failed to reach a lease agreement. The Container Store has leased the …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
New nail salon replaces Nail Palace at Lake Anne Plaza
Lake Anne Plaza welcomed a new locally-owned business last week - Forever Shine Nail Salon. Forever Shine took over the space at 1613 Washington Plaza, replacing Nail Palace. Nail Palace closed Dec. 31 after it chose not to renew its lease. Forever Shine has remodeled the space and is open for manicures, pedicures and other nail salon services. Walk-ins are welcome.