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Closing: The Dandelion Patch

by Karen Goff — January 9, 2015 at 11:54 am 1,212 10 Comments

The Dandelion Patch Reston Town Center/Courtesy of The Dandelion PatchThe Dandelion Patch, the speciality stationary and gift store at 1810 Library St. in Reston Town Center, will close at the end of this month.

Heidi Kallett, company CEO, said in an email to customers that in order to streamline operations, the company is consolidating to its locations in Vienna and Georgetown.

The company formerly also briefly had locations in Leesburg and National Harbor, which closed in recent years.

The Dandelion Patch — which sells preppy favorites such as Lilly Pulitzer and Vera Bradley gifts as well as high-end custom stationary and invitations — has had a shop at Reston Town Center for seven years. The store was formerly located on Market Street, moving to the Library Street location in 2012.

“Although we are sad to close our doors at Reston Town Center after seven years, we have loved being a part of the vibrant community of Boston Properties and are grateful for their support,” Kallett said in the email. “We have enjoyed being a part of so many life events for our clients. … We have great plans for The Dandelion Patch and are preparing for a prosperous 2015.”

Photo Courtesy The Dandelion Patch

  • RestonRed

    I wonder if some of the “small guy” shops in RTC will start closing, as people increasingly shop online and don’t want to pay the higher cost that boutique type stores charge. My husband and I went there for wedding stationary about a year ago and the cost was ridiculous. While we did get individual service, the availability of buying things like that online at a MUCH cheaper cost far outweighed that benefit.

    • Greg

      It could be, but rent at Reston Town Center is not cheap. On-line providers usually have much lower overhead.

    • LesAnn620

      Same here. Tried to shop local as much as we could for our wedding, but it just wasn’t in our budget to buy from them. The staff was always really nice though.

  • east297

    Will miss you!

  • Trish

    Just curious if you will be having a “moving sale” , w big discounts ?

    • Karen Goff

      Yes, there will be a sale. They did not have details as of yesterday.

      • Trish

        Thanks , Karen , for letting me know ——–how will I find out when it starts ? Thanks !

        • Karen Goff

          we will post some info when they give it to us.

  • 2009Bride

    I bought my wedding invitations at the Dandelion Patch in Vienna six years ago and had a horrible experience…they woman who was in charge of my order completely forgot to place the order! After waiting for four weeks to view and confirm all changes for my wedding invitations, I called and spoke with Hiedi who then told me that my order was never placed. Hiedi acted like she was doing me a favor by expressing my wedding invitations after her staff messed up. Beautiful invitations, awful management and ownership. I am not surprised that the business is not doing good.

  • Evan

    Heidi and The Dandelion Patch owes people money and will not return phone calls or respond to emails

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