Fill This Space: Cosi at Reston Town Center

Cosi at Reston Town Center

Fast-casual restaurant Cosi abruptly closed its doors at 11909 Democracy St. earlier this week.

While the restaurant’s manager said on Tuesday the store’s lease was coming to an end, the entire chain closed a large number of stores this week prior to filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Wednesday.

That means local issues, such as the lease terms and the paid parking that begins in January, probably were not the reason for the Reston closure. A branch in Arlington also closed Tuesday. The company says it is closing about half its 74 stores nationwide.

There are now several vacancies at Reston Town Center, which is relatively rare. Storefronts that used to hold Bebe and PR Barbers are vacant on Market Street. Salon Nordine recently closed (though a new tenant is set to take over).

The former location of Davelle Clothiers at 11904 Market St. is temporarily empty but will soon house FedEx, which will move from 11811 Freedom Dr. as the Freedeom Drive building prepares for redevelopment.

Cosi’s space is located next to PR Running at the base of one of RTC’s soon-to-be paid parking garages. What should open there now? Tell us in the comments.

Recent Stories

Nothing Bundt Cakes plans to bring its tiered bundt cakes, bundtlets, and other sweet options to the Town of Herndon. Exterior signs posted in Herndon Centre indicate the business has…

An illustration of a coronavirus (via CDC/Unsplash) In many ways, this past Thanksgiving weekend looked much more normal than last year’s isolated celebrations. COVID-19 vaccines enabled many people to gather…

The latest Legal Insider discusses the confusion by security clearance holders and their ability to use marijuana.

The weekly planner is a roundup of interesting events over the next week in the Herndon and Reston area. We’ve searched the web for events of note. Want to submit…


Subscribe to our mailing list