The new store, which was first announced around two months ago, is located at the former site of Origins at 11932 Market St.
The new Reston location is the fifth location in Virginia, and the 177th nationwide.
The spacious, 1,100-square-foot store is known for its bright, marine-inspired color palette, with a lot of blues and greens, accented by bamboo furniture and decor, which reps say is in good timing as locals start to get excited about summery wardrobes and spending time outdoors.
Reston Town Center proudly posted the photo above from inside the new J. McLaughlin store on Facebook last week, showing off racks of the classic, brightly-colored and patterned clothing.
Originally started by two brothers, Kevin and Jay McLaughlin, the retailer says they look forward to being “good neighbors” and getting active in the local community.
Image via Reston Town Center on Facebook
Summer isn’t here to stay just yet, say the folks at Capital Weather Gang.
There’s a 40 to 60-percent chance of thunderstorms today, starting around 6 p.m.–and we’d agree that the chance is likely given the gray clouds hanging over the Reston area right now, and how the winds started picking up around lunchtime.
Though Reston saw temps in the high 80s to lower 90s this past weekend, with abundant sunshine, the forecast is trending cooler through the rest of the week and even into the weekend, making it feel more like March, say the Gang.
Tuesday and Wednesday are looking to be the week’s sole bright spots, with temps approaching the low 80s. Winds are likely to be rather gusty though, hitting 25mph at some points throughout the day Tuesday.
Expect it to be significantly chillier Tuesday night, when the lows will barely be in the 50s, but the sun is expected to return Wednesday morning, amid clear skies and temperatures in the breezy 70s for the rest of the day. Lows in the 50s will return Wednesday night, the Gang predicts.
Many were shocked when WMATA announced late Friday that the next phase of SafeTrack work will mean the closing of several stations and shutdown of line segments, rather than the original plan of continuous single-tracking on certain Metro lines.
As WMATA announced on Friday, the final two SafeTrack surges set to begin this month will mostly affect the Orange and Red Lines, but as usual, the work on those lines will cause a ripple affect on other lines as well, including Reston’s Silver Line trains.
Commuters who regularly take the Orange and Red Lines may want to look into alternate modes of transportation, particularly since what was originally planned to be single-tracking of some segments will now be “line-segment shutdowns,” officials said Friday. In addition, several stations will be closed.
“In order to minimize the customer impact elsewhere on the system and to maximize productivity, the surges, which were originally planned as continuous single tracking, will instead be ‘line segment shutdowns,’ where buses will replace trains at selected stations,” officials said on WMATA’s website.
Restonians should be aware that all of this means there will be roughly half as many Silver Line trains operating during peak rush-hour than usual during this next SafeTrack surge, which is scheduled for Tuesday, May 16 to Thursday, June 15.
According to the Rockville-based group’s website, the show (trailer) is a “devised, clown-esque piece” about refugees fleeing on foot, in which the “troupe of eccentrics walks the precipice at the end of the world.” It will be performed at CenterStage on Wednesday, May 17 at 8 p.m.; tickets are $15 for Reston residents and $20 for non-residents.
Also at CenterStage this month, the Reston Community Players will close out their 50th season with a staging of “Private Lives” by Noël Coward (pictured). The show opens with shows this weekend at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights. Evening performances will take place each Friday and Saturday through May 20; in addition, there will be a matinee show Sunday, May 14, at 2 p.m.
In RCC’s Community Room on Sunday, May 21 at 4 p.m., Reston Community Orchestra will present its season finale performance. “Listen! Love! Laugh!” will consist of the tunes of Leroy Anderson, the longtime principal composer and arranger for the Boston Pops. The show is free, with donations welcome. In addition, limited seating at tables close to the staging area are available for $25 per person.
Memorial Day weekend, Ravel Dance Company will perform “Cinderella and Seasons” at CenterStage. Shows will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 26 and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 27. Tickets, which are $20, are available through Ravel Dance Company. Any additional seats will be sold at the CenterStage box office on the dates of the performances.
For information on future shows at CenterStage, watch its website.
Image at top via Happenstance Theater; image of “Private Lives” courtesy Reston Community Players
BelovedYoga is renting out the facility overlooking Lake Newport as a venue to offer yoga classes for the community. Classes are available for all ages.
Reston Association members who have never been to BelovedYoga are invited to take a class free during the month of May. A five-class pass can be purchased for $50.
Check out the class schedule on the studio’s website.
Appian Going Public — Reston-based software developer Appian Corp. has filed for an IPO, making it the first DC-area company to do so in 2017. They are looking to raise up to $86.25 million. [Washington Business Journal]
Reston Expo Event Coming Up — Reston Association’s Home and Garden Expo is slated for Saturday, May 13. It will feature a variety of interior and exterior home improvement vendors and retailers; music, workshops and kids’ activities; and food trucks on site. [Reston Association]
Herndon PD Plans Another Coffee Meetup — HPD officers will meet informally with community members Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Guapo’s (1042 Elden St.). [Herndon Police/Twitter]
County Park Authority Readying for Eclipse — A solar eclipse Aug. 21 is expected to cover 80 percent of the sun in Fairfax County. County parks are partnering with schools and libraries to provide eclipse learning opportunities. [Fairfax County Park Authority]