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Vie de France Bakery Closing in Plaza America

by Andrea Swalec — October 15, 2014 at 10:45 am 6 Comments

Vie de France (Photo via Flickr/Stefano Fulgoni) (Updated at 5:40 p.m.) The French bakery in Plaza America will serve its final croissant this weekend.

Vie de France Bakery will close its 11642 Plaza America Dr. location on Saturday, management said, noting the company is seeking to reopen in Reston or nearby.

“We’re looking for a location now,” bakery director Francoise Cuzor said Wednesday. “The lease expired and Vie de France is taking this opportunity to relocate the Plaza America shop to another center.”

The bakery has operated in the 13-acre shopping center that includes Whole Foods Market, Ann Taylor Loft and Michaels for more than 15 years, manager Sonia Alvarenga said.

The leasing agent for Plaza America, Atlantic Realty Associates, did not immediately respond to an inquiry about the closure.

Vie de France has other locations in Kensington, Potomac and Rockville, Maryland, and near the L’Enfant Plaza Metro station.

  • Mike M

    Another one bites the dust. Eerie. Any word on the Champs space? So much empty space around except the Town Center,

  • Anon

    They should consider moving to the new empty space next to Unleashed at Hunters Woods Plaza. I enjoy their food and would be much more likely to go there instead of trekking to Plaza America. Hunters Woods doesn’t have a food option like this.

    • Arielle in NoVA

      That would be great – closer to me 🙂

  • Croix Sante

    I would say 15 years ago now Vie de France made real croissants, not the fake variety. In fact when you bought their croissants back then they would literally fall apart in your hands, layer upon layer of finely folded dough and butter. That soon changed and the place hasn’t been the same since. The only quality bakery left in the region is Cenan’s Bakery. I hope this place survives, they have good stuff.

  • bobfv1

    The only comfortable places in Plaza America to relax and eat good food, Champps and Vie de France, have closed. Pitiful.

  • Rational Reston

    Plaza America is the new Tall Oaks

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