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Thursday Morning Notes

by Dave Emke — June 1, 2017 at 9:00 am 6 Comments

Majority Say They’ll Go to RTC — With our story Wednesday about changes to parking fees at Reston Town Center, we posted a poll asking whether those changes will make readers more likely to visit the Town Center. With nearly 900 votes on the unscientific poll, about two-thirds of responders said they would. [Reston Now]

Herndon Festival Starts Tonight — The 37th annual festival will run tonight through Sunday in downtown Herndon. Several streets, including Elden Street, will be closed throughout the event. Free parking and shuttle buses will be provided to get to the festivities. [Herndon Festival]

Community Center Board Meets Monday — The Reston Community Center Board of Governors will continue the decision-making process regarding the budget outline for FY19, and possible timelines for capital projects including the proposed  renovation of the Terry L. Smith Aquatics Center, Monday at 8 p.m. at RCC (2310 Colts Neck Road). The annual public hearing for programs and budget is slated for Monday, June 19. [Reston Community Center]

Barton Hill Tennis Courts Closed — Reston Association says the courts are being resurfaced, and it is hoped they will be reopened by mid-June. [Reston Association/Twitter]

Halogen Lamp Starts Fire — A blaze earlier this week south of Reston caused about $125,000 in damages after a lamp in the basement ignited nearby combustibles. Two residents of the home have been displaced. [Fairfax County Fire and Rescue]

  • Richard

    Don’t confuse “more likely to visit RTC” with pleasure at the current situation. Until they increase the free day-time hours without requiring their terrible app, and until they offer a deep and heart-felt apology to the businesses and visitors who were impacted by this fiasco, few are likely to return during the daytime hours, and BP won’t recover the trust and good will that they once held in Reston.

    • Adrian Havill

      RTC is still dead to me.

    • Agreed. I only plan to go when it’s free. It was such a pain to have to pay/validate parking and estimate how long your meal/movie/shopping would take.

    • Jenny Gibbers

      A “deep and heartfelt apology” isnt going to do anything for me or anyone. Maybe they should distribute some of their ill gotten gains to the merchants.

      All the other stuff is just fluff.

  • Generic User

    Pretty unscientific poll. Didn’t separate out the free nighttime versus one hour free during the day which most people probably have conflicting answers on (would go at night, but not during the day). I assume it would be easy to game the poll by stuffing the ballot box if you were BXP and their shills.

  • RestonAssurance

    BP really gave patrons and businesses the red carpet with that generous 1 hour free! Wow!

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