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Seven Restaurants Advertised as Coming to RTC West Development

by Dave Emke — July 6, 2017 at 1:30 pm 17 Comments

Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant has a late-August opening planned in the RTC West development (12130 Sunset Hills Road), and many other restaurants will follow.

The restaurant and retail space in the southwest corner of RTC West is the first phase of JBG Companies’ plans for the development. The site is bordered by Town Center Parkway to the east, the W&OD Trail to the north, and the plaza that contains Chick-fil-A, Potbelly Sandwich Works, Chipotle and more to the west.

Signage recently placed in office buildings on the property — formerly known as the Reston Executive Center — shows eight new businesses in total that are in the works to be coming. Along with Cooper’s Hawk, six other restaurants are listed:

  • Punjabi by Nature, Indian cuisine. It has three current locations, in Leesburg, Vienna and Chantilly.
  • The Black Squirrel, a DC-based gastropub. This would be its third location.
  • Honeygrow, a Philly-based fast-casual chain serving stir-fry, salads and more.
  • BGR The Burger Joint, which was first announced in January.
  • Mezza Mediterranean Grille and Nando’s Peri-Peri, which were both announced last spring.

In addition, a Forever Nails location is listed as coming soon.

When asked for further details about the potential new businesses, a JBG spokesperson told Reston Now that the company is “working on a variety of leases and will hope to announce in the coming weeks.” We will provide more information about the new businesses when it is provided to us.

JBG announced late last year that it has further plans for the property, including two multifamily residential buildings and three more office buildings.

  • vdiv

    Who’s Cooper and why is he cooking hawks?

    • John Farrell

      There’s a Cooper’s Hawk that’s a regular resident in the woods around the Walker Nature Center. It’s nice to see she’s fledged and is taking the plunge into entrepreneurship.

  • Bookoo

    Love Nandos. Glad one is coming to Reston.

    • 40yearsinreston

      Just another chicken chain

  • Paul

    Would be Black Squirrels’ 3rd location right? They have a new one in Merrifield too.

    • Reston Now

      Right you are. Thank you. We’ll fix the story.

  • Wings!!

    But will anyone be able to enjoy a plate of wings with a cold beer while watching the Nats beat up on the Braves? I don’t think so. Reston needs a Hooters.

    #HootersForReston

    • Kara Gardner Wills

      Honestly, no one needs Hooters/Tilted Kilt unless you are too lame to score on your own :/

  • Tammi Petrine

    What is the story on RTC West’s parking policy?

    Will JBG fall into the same dark pit as Boston Properties and try to charge for parking in a suburb???

    Without free parking, nothing there will be of interest to most Restonians. Merchants: Beware. Don’t waste your start-up money if your lease doesn’t provide free and easy customer and employee parking… i. e. NO APPS required.

    • Greg

      I am sure they eventually will — the location is much closer to the RTC metro station (which will have almost no parking).

      • meyerweb

        But hopefully they’ll have a more enlightened policy. Like allowing enough free time during the day to eat lunch. And no privacy invading app.

  • Greg Lang

    I hope “forever nails” is not one of the restaurants. Does not sound very appetizing.

    • The Constitutionalist

      No no, that’s just a play on the parking environment and your rear end, not their food.

  • meyerweb

    If I have to pay to park, I won’t be patronizing these establishments.

  • RestonAssurance

    If pay-to-park, then no patronizing there will be.

    • noodmik

      If unable-to-read-a-map, then see post above.

  • Keith

    Punjabi, Nando, and BGR are all already in Merrifield. Hmm Reston trying to become something it’s not?

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