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Balducci’s Food Lover’s Market to Open in June

by Fatimah Waseem June 7, 2018 at 2:30 pm 9 Comments

Balducci’s Food Lover’s Market (11850 Freedom Drive) will hold its grand opening on June 22 at 11 a.m.

The opening weekend will include chef demonstrations, food tastings, a beer bar and member-only offers throughout the store.

Parking is free daily in the silver garage for two hours for customers. No app is required.

In 2005, Balducci’s former location in The Spectrum, closed because it was underperforming. The new location is on the ground floor of The Signature, a 508-unit apartment building.

Grocery deliveries will also be offered soon. The gourmet market has seven other locations, including one in New York, Connecticut and Maryland.

Photo by Fatimah Waseem

  • Why do you bother?

    It seems odd to conclude that since your business isn’t working in an environment with non-problematic parking, let’s move it to an environment whose parking situation is fraught at best.

    • Greg

      Agreed, but there are a few thousand more residential units and several million more square feet of office space in and near RTC now. More condos on the way once 1901 Reston Pkwy is redeveloped.

      • Why do you bother?

        Fair point.

  • No Town Center Parking 4 Us

    Love Balducci’s, but with the parking issues (thank you Boston Properties for ruining so many businesses) and dealing with carrying groceries to a parking garage? Unfortunately, we’ll pass. We visited the previous Reston location weekly.

    • Greg

      What’s so different from carrying groceries to a parking garage than across an open parking lot. Rain, snow, and ice come to mind…

      • Why do you bother?

        I rarely have to carry packages more than a few yards in an open parking lot. A garage means elevators, etc. I used to shop for lunch at the Harris Teeter in Tyson’s and it was a huge pain.

  • Why do you bother?

    Your check’s in the mail, shill…

  • 30yearsinreston

    Maintaining the boycott!

  • Big Drop

    Does “no app” also mean no kiosk? Can I park and walk straight into the store. Like Harris Teeter at Tyson’s. Or Whole Foods who have a garage behind them on Sunset Hills. Or to I have to find s kiosk and waste time trying to figure out how to use it?

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