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Former Burger King Razed at North Point; Chick-fil-A Hopes for March Opening

by Dave Emke — October 2, 2017 at 11:30 am 15 Comments

A former Burger King in the North Point Village Center has been demolished this morning, as its replacement is hoping to get building soon.

According to a post on the Facebook page for Chick-fil-A North Point Village, the demolition project at 1494 North Point Village Center began at about 7 a.m. Monday. “Pending a fair winter,” according to the post, the Chick-fil-A will be built on the site and ready for the public by March 15.

Had our first construction phone conference today with some great news:1. Demo begins Monday 10/2 on the old BK…

Posted by Chick-fil-A North Point Village on Friday, September 29, 2017

The new Chick-fil-A will be more than 1 1/2 times the size of the building that had been on the site, franchisees Larry and Andrea Everett explained in an earlier post on the Facebook page.

Chick-fil-A has a very specific design just for North Point Village. This is NOT your standard restaurant footprint. The space needed to match the image for the community exceeded the footprint of the old BK. So Chick-fil-A absorbed the cost and designed a beautiful store that mirrors the expectations for the community.

The Everetts say renderings of the future restaurant “do not [do] it justice.”

The 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.

For more information, like the Chick-fil-A North Point Village Facebook page.

  • Kara Gardner Wills

    While I welcome Chick-fil-A to our neighborhood center, I am extremely concerned regarding the drive-thru and its close proximity to the ingress/egress to Reston Parkway.

    • AP

      I agree, having the drive thru easily accessible from the main road means that there is less traffic that can hit passing pedestrians in the parking lot.

      • LakeNewportLady

        If you look at the diagram the access looks to be the same as when it was a BK. So that means major back-up and congestion all the way through the parking lot.

    • JoeInReston

      If the Chick-fil-A drive-thru is half as busy as other nearby Chick-fil-A drive-thrus, that plaza is in trouble.

      The line will back up onto the main Village center road. Drivers exiting Giant will conflict with drivers waiting in line at Chick-fil-A. Oh the fun!

  • Lugo Teehalt
  • Why do you bother?

    Won’t get one nickel of my $$.

    • Feh

      More chicken nuggets for me, beyotch.

    • pja

      Good. One less tool blocking the drive-thru.

  • JoeInReston

    I have been a patron of the Boston Market store for over 15 years. Unfortunately I think there days are numbered with Chick-fil-A moving in. Sad!

    • TheKingJAK

      Same here. However, I realize that Boston Market is far more of a home-cooked food restaurant, and I’m hoping that others recognize this key difference as well.

  • vdiv

    The Wendy’s at Baron Cameron needs a similar “renovation”. No problem if it stays a Wendy’s, some of their new restaurants are really nice, it is just really way past its prime.

    • Agreed. It’s so sad in there.

      • noodmik

        Yeah! And Lake Anne Village Center sure needs to be updated. Maybe some aluminum siding and astroturf over the bricks.

  • RoadApples

    Great to have that Burgwr King throwaway wood framed building demolished. Built similar to all the other outlaying buildings in NorthPoint Plaza with the exception of the longstanding structure of the Bank next to the gas station by the Glory Days Restaurant constructed correctly and for long term durability out or heavy gauge metal stud.

  • Rational Reston

    There are always a lot of sky is falling predictions from the North Point/Lake Newport region.

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