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Balducci’s Food Lover’s Market Kicks Off Weeklong Opening Celebration

by RestonNow.com June 22, 2018 at 12:00 pm 7 Comments

After closing its location in The Spectrum in 2005, Balducci’s Food Lover’s Market has officially returned to Reston. The gourmet food retailed opened today on the ground floor of The Signature, a 508-unit apartment building.

Seventy spaces in a garage primarily for residents of The Signature are set aside for Balducci’s customers. The first two hours of parking is free and no app is required.

The grand opening celebration kicked off at 11 a.m. today with a champagne sabering, live music and a ceremony led by Judy Spires, CEO of Balducci’s. During the weeklong celebration from Friday (June 22) through July 1, there will be a 10 percent discount on all purchase. Tastings and demonstration will also be held throughout the week. Today, around 400 additional parking spaces will be available for customers.

“We’ve combed the globe for the most exciting specialty foods–and of course that includes the very best of what’s local. Here you’ll find an incredible array of offerings from the freshest, sweetest day-boat sea scallops sourced right here in the Chesapeake Bay to Japanese Miyazaki A5 Wagyu beef,” said Spires in a statement. “We like to think that if Marco Polo had his dream pantry, this would be it.”

The company, which is headquartered in Germantown, Md.,  has other locations in Alexandria and McLean. The store in Reston is open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Photos via Samantha Emmerling

  • JoeInReston

    Visited Balducci’s on Friday evening. Neat place, but the prices are astronomical. Not unexpected I guess considering that they are a high end grocer in the Reston Town Center.

    • 30yearsinreston

      The only high end about them are the prices
      Their provisions come from the same wholesaler companies and suppliers as the chains

    • vdiv

      Not for plebeians like us. Go back to Giant! 😉

      • OneReally

        Even Giants is overpriced for me. I do all of my shopping at Wal-Mart. 😉

  • Never al dente

    There 8s no such thing as al dente and my suspicion was recently confirmed when they had abuelita from the homeland denounce al dente on the radio; she said she cooks her pasta to stick on the wall and not to feed the cockroaches al dente style.

    This is why no Italian restaurant can survive at the town centre.

  • 30yearsinreston

    Balducchis has always been a rip-off
    They went bust the last time they were here
    I give them 6- 12 months before the latest flock of sheep wise up
    Then they will be gone

    • vdiv

      Now they have a captive clientele that is able and willing to pay several thousands per month on high-rise broom closets.

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