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Permit Processed to Demolish North Point Burger King Building, Make Way for Chick-fil-A

by Dave Emke — September 1, 2017 at 10:15 am 18 Comments

Plans to tear down the former Burger King at North Point Village Center and replace it with a Chick-fil-A appear to be moving forward.

Fairfax County earlier this week processed a permit application for demolition of the former Burger King restaurant at 1494 North Point Village Center. The demolition must be done to make room for the new Chick-fil-A, which will be more than 1 1/2 times the size of the current building on the site.

The new Chick-fil-A was approved by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in March 2016. It will be the second Chick-fil-A in Reston, along with the existing location at 12160 Sunset Hills Road, about 2 1/2 miles away. Another chicken restaurant, Boston Market, sits next to the North Point site.

We have reached out to North Point property manager Lerner Retail for more details about when the demolition process will begin and how long it will take. We will provide that information when it is made available.

  • 40yearsinreston

    How did this get escape Hudgins ?
    Surely they could erect a 40 storey mixed use development on that spot

    • SuperCoop1280

      I am sure the taxes Cik-fil-a will pay (or us Restonians) makes up for it. 🙂

  • Lake Anne Resident

    Note to self: Do not drive anywhere near North Point Shopping Center on a Friday at 5 PM. That is all.

    • Eric McErlain

      Just Friday? The drive through at the Sunset Hills location is packed every Monday through Friday.

  • Arielle in NoVA

    Would welcome a Chicky there, but can’t they just renovate/expand? Seems very wasteful to tear down a perfectly good building. Or is something actually wrong with the building? Or is it much more expensive to renovate than to tear down and rebuild these days?

    • Generic User

      They can’t get that BK smell out.

    • Anonymous Poster

      Sometimes these kinds of buildings are a lost cause. Chick Fil A also wants a certain kind of styling inside of the building that allows for a more children-friendly atmosphere, like a large play area that the current building simply couldn’t accommodate. Given the expected traffic to the location, it’s also unlikely the drive thru could handle the expected rush.

      A renovation to accommodate these needs would likely be more expensive than just rebuilding on the plot of land at that point. An expansion would make for an incredibly awkward layout when the owner needs to be concerned about customer flow and through put.

      Best of luck to the owners.

    • Rational Reston

      If they’re tearing it down, it’s not a ‘perfectly good building’ for their purposes.

      Pretty sure there’s a lot of math that the owners of this franchise worked through to get to that particular decision.

    • TheKingJAK

      I agree, although I have been told that the kitchen is far too small in the current building for what Chick-fil-A requires.

  • Eric Carr

    I, for one, welcome our chicken overlords.

  • 40yearsinreston

    I prefer popeyes

    • Wings!!

      I’d rather have a Hooters.

      #HootersForReston

    • Greg

      Hurry up — Reston’s Popeyes days are numbered.

  • LakeNewportLady

    While I look forward to the chicken the nightmare that will be that parking lot already gives me headaches.

  • Hieronymus Bosch

    Chick-fil-A plans to tear down the Burger King building and replace it with one about 58-percent larger but with a design more harmonious to the surrounding North Point exteriors.

    • Greg

      So the Gothic sconces will go?

      • Hieronymus Bosch

        Click on the link above titled “was approved” it takes you to the article in June with a rendering of proposed building.

        • Greg

          Yay—they are gone!

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