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Fill This Space: Former Gap at Reston Town Center

by Karen Goff April 6, 2015 at 11:00 am 14 Comments

11924 Market St., Reston Town Center

What’s missing from Market Street at Reston Town Center?

The Gap and Gap Kids closed at 11924 Market St. in late January, giving up prime real estate on town center’s main street.

There are renovations planned for the space, but current Fairfax County construction permits show it is for an “unknown tenant.”

What do you think would be a good fit for the space? Tell us in the comments.

  • Vina Hutchinson

    A bookstore would be awesome.

    • GravyBoat

      You mean an amazon show room?

      • robtbeale

        Books with paper pages are for giving, reading, holding, sharing & page pointing….They will outlast power grids.

  • Sean

    Yes a bookstore. But everyone needs to promise to you know actually BUY books there instead of ordering them off Amazon.

    • Ming the Merciless

      But I want a place to leaf through them before I go home and order them from Amazon!

    • I can promise you that I will buy the candy at the front counter, but that’s all I can do 🙂

      Seriously though as much as actual books are important I no longer think they can survive as an independent store. If they would be willing to share locations with other stores, I think they have a good chance at survival.

  • Chuck Morningwood

    A police sub-station?

  • Wings!

    A Hooters would fit in nicely I bet. Reston needs a Hooters.

  • JoeInReston

    Every store that leaves the RTC is replaced with a more upscale store. Just a matter of time before RTC becomes Tyson’s Galleria 2 – west location.

  • RestonRed

    It needs to be a retail store (not a restaurant). RTC’s success is because it has shopping and food. Did Gap leave b/c they weren’t doing well financially? I think a mid-range casual clothing store like Gap/Old Navy is what would be good there. A place to run and buy a few basics for everyone in the family at a reasonable price. While I like Banana republic, JCREW, Athleta, etc., I don’t always want to pay $40-50 for a t-shirt or $70+ for a pair of pants.

  • RestonLyons

    I would like The Gap back for my self and Gap Kids as I loved buying my granddaughter clothes there. I have only stopped into one store since The Gap closed and made a purchase around $27, and I live across the street.

  • M

    Just not a restaurant please! How about a gift shop; affordable, creative, well rounded options….???

  • robtbeale

    The Birdfeeder Bookstore….

  • Brian



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