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RA Holding Lake House Open Houses This Weekend

by Karen Goff September 15, 2016 at 4:30 pm 5 Comments

New Lake HouseLooking for a place to throw a party? An offsite work meeting? Reston Association wants you to consider the newly refurbished Lake House, formerly the Tetra Building.

RA is holding two open houses this weekend to show off the renovations of the 33-year-old former Reston Visitors Center.

After a member referendum in the spring of 2015, RA purchased the 3,128-sqaure-foot building on the shores of Lake Newport for $2.6 million. It then spent more than $600,000, which was about $430,000 more than budgeted, for the renovations and to turn the building from an office space, which it was for the last 13 years, into a community use building.

RA has since replaced the money for the overrun in its operating fund, and is about to hire an independent consultant to audit the overrun to see how it occurred.

Meanwhile, RA is actively marketing the space and eager to start earning income from it.

Here is what is happening this weekend:

Saturday, Sept. 17, from 12-4 p.m. — On Saturday, hors d’oeuvres and light refreshments will be provided by Cafesano. The facility will be set up by Let’s Party! so that visitors can envision a baby shower or wedding reception. Flowers will be provided by Joy & Co.

Sunday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. — The Lake House open house will focus on promoting RA’s programming. The facility will showcase RA’s new Fit Kids After-School program and other wellness classes. Morning brunch will be made available by Extravagant Affairs.

Special open house offers will include waiving the regular food and beverage fee (a $125 savings) to anyone reserving an event date within one week of the open house.

Door prizes include: Complimentary “drop-in day” to RA’s Fit Kids After-School program and a complimentary session to a RA wellness class.

Contact Member Services at [email protected] or 703-435-6530 for more information about The Lake House.

  • cRAzy

    Ahhhh, more RA sales job for Tetra. Now it’s the apparently unused available space instead of the overpriced, dilapidated building itself.

  • Ming the Merciless

    After your visit, you may develop a persistent cough as the spores from Tetra flourish in the warm, dark, nutrient-rich environment of your lungs. But this is a small price to pay to make three or four of Ken Connivin’s friends on Lake Newport happy.

  • Surprised that they did not engage a professional realtor before buying this way over priced grab bag.

    • Greg

      I think they did, but “professional” may be a stretch.

  • Party like its 99

    I think every RA member should be entitled to one free party at the lake hut before it gets torn down


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