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Bike Lane Leaving Reston Town Center; Muse Paintbar Ready To Fill the Space

by Dave Emke — September 27, 2017 at 2:45 pm 12 Comments

Longtime Reston Town Center tenant The Bike Lane will soon be leaving.

In an email distributed Wednesday morning, commercial real-estate firm CBRE announced wine-and-paint studio Muse Paintbar is coming soon to the Town Center. An updated Reston Town Center promotional packet linked within the email shows the studio going into the 4,148-square foot space at 11943 Democracy Drive currently occupied by The Bike Lane.

In January, when RTC owner Boston Properties initiated its ParkRTC paid-parking system, The Bike Lane announced it would actively seek a new home. A representative at The Bike Lane said Wednesday morning that “it is no secret” the store will be exiting Reston Town Center soon, but he could provide no further information.

“We are relocating, but we are not ready to publicly announce where we will be relocating,” said Anne Mader, co-owner of the shop along with her husband, Todd, in an email to Reston Now. “We should be ready in the next week or so.”

Muse Paintbar has more than two dozen locations along the East Coast from Portland, Maine to Virginia Beach. In the DC Metro, it has locations at the National Harbor, in Gaithersburg and at Merrifield’s Mosaic District. It has another location listed as coming soon to Centreville.

We have reached out to representatives of CBRE and Reston Town Center for comment. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

  • Richard

    Free parking at Muse Paintbar’s Mosaic site.

  • tattler

    I’d like to commission a painting of all the cars that are bumblebee’d at the Reston Town Center. Hope you have lots of yellow paint on hand.

    Seriously, good luck. Boston Properties doesn’t care about visitors to its (not Reston’s) town center, so it likely doesn’t care about your success.

  • Chuck Morningwood

    Alright, booze and paint. What could possibly go wrong?

    • TheKingJAK

      Inebriated masterpieces

      • Ch33rs

        Lee Anne and Add do win ski masterpizzes

  • LakeNewportGuy

    Looks like Boston Properties target demographic: older rich women. They will take down Tysons II one store at a time…

    • The Constitutionalist

      That’s my target demographic as well.

  • TheKingJAK

    RTC has really done a fine job or morphing itself into a completely yuppie hipster haven.

    • Demetrius

      What was it before?

  • RestonAssurance

    Hope that they got their free parking clause in their lease. Little do they know if they’re replacing another store who has left for that exact reason by not renewing their lease.

  • Jim Jadlos

    A great bike store. I hope they stay close by.

  • Nicole Reid

    I will miss the bike store but I’m excited of something new and fun coming to the neighborhood! Glad it’s not just a Gap clothing or something similarly generic.

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