Watch This Space: What Should Go in Champps Spot?

by Karen Goff November 1, 2013 at 10:45 am 5 Comments

champpsChampps Americana abruptly closed its doors at Plaza America on Wednesday. Management has wasted no time moving on – the outdoor sign is gone and the interior has been dismantled.

So it is time for the popular Reston pastime – what should open here?

Champps’ location is a piece of prime real estate. It is a large, two-floor restaurant space (Champps locations are all between 5,000 and 8,000 square feet, company officials said) located close to the future Wiehle-Reston East Metro and Reston Parkway.

Champps had occupied that location since Plaza America opened in 1995.

So, what would you like to see here? Tell us in the comments.

  • Nancy

    Bring Barnes and Noble back!!!

    • whylime0402

      Not likely to happen. B&N has been closing stores nation wide at a greater rate than they are opening them. Plus, since the brick and mortar books stores are failing, management companies are highly unlikely to lease to a business that has such a high risk of closing.

    • Eve Thompson

      Reston Used Book Shop welcomes you!

  • Southie

    Agree with Nancy. I really miss having a bookstore in Reston.

  • Eve Thompson

    I would love to see a locally owned restaurant go in there.


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