A new noodles spot is opening soon in Herndon Centre.

Yu Noodles, a Fairfax-based eatery, plans to open at 358 Elden Street in Herndon Centre.

The business did not immediately indicate when it plans to open. Signage posted on the building’s exterior states the business is coming soon.

The Fairfax menu features Chongqing noodles, which are served with different protein options.

Business representatives did not immediately return requests for comment.

Tenants are frequently changing hands in the plaza. Most recently, MrDr’s Pharmacy announced plans to move into a bigger space in the same plaza.

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My Dr.’s Pharmacy main storefront in Herndon (Via Google Maps)

My Dr.’s Pharmacy is looking to move next year to a bigger space to house its existing setup involving two separate locations in the same plaza.

The business (412 Elden St.) features pharmacists and nutritionists and added a COVID-19 clinic nearby during the pandemic in Herndon Centre (the temporary clinic is at 388 Elden St.).

But it’s hoping to consolidate those two footprints and feature a wellness center under the JunoWellness brand by June, president and pharmacist Omar Shoheiber of the company said in an email.

“The new location will become a retail based wellness hub where a team of pharmacists, nurses, clinical nutritionists, and physical therapist work together,” he wrote. “The focus will not only be on caring for the sick but also to help the healthy stay healthy.”

The business provides nutritional and herbal wellness consultation services, supplements and prescriptions. Its clinic has been delivering COVID-19 vaccines as well as testing, delivering results within two hours or the next day, depending on the type of test.

Shoheiber described the new location as a retail-based wellness hub where a team of pharmacists, nurses, clinical nutritionists and a physical therapist work together. He likened it to a Home Depot for health care services.

The business is currently looking to get signage for the new location approved through the town. The existing locations will be vacated.

Photo via Google Maps

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Nothing Bundt Cakes plans to bring its tiered bundt cakes, bundtlets, and other sweet options to the Town of Herndon.

Exterior signs posted in Herndon Centre indicate the business has signed a lease for 334 Elden Street. That row of businesses has one vacancy and another dessert shop called Dessert Lounge, which serves up Indian-inspired desserts.

A company representative tells Reston Now that the shop is expected to open on May 22, 2022 — barring any construction and permitting delays.

Nothing Bundt Cakes was founded by Dena Tripp and Debbie Shwetz in 1997 in an effort to fill “a gap in the world for delicious cakes,” according to its website.

The business has other locations in Alexandria, Falls Church, Dulles, Fairfax, and Vienna. New Virginia locations are planned in Suffolk and Short Pump as well, according to the company’s website.

Menu options include 8 and 10-inch bundt cakes, tiered bundt cakes, bundtlets, bundles towers and bundtinis.   Flavors range from white chocolate raspberry to marble cake.

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Crust Pizzeria is coming to Herndon Centre, replacing Italian District, which closed in 2020 (via Google Maps)

MOD Pizza is about to get some competition in Herndon.

The Tysons-based Crust Pizzeria Napoletana is adding a second location at 360 Elden Street in Herndon Centre, just across the parking lot from the fast-casual pizza chain’s Herndon franchise, which opened last year.

Construction on the space, which is listed as 2,400 square feet in size by the shopping center, has been underway for a couple of months now, Crust Pizzeria owner Kevin Ejitemai told Reston Now earlier this week.

Adjacent to a Popeyes, the new pizza eatery has taken over the site previously occupied by the family-owned restaurant Italian District, which was a casualty of the economic challenges introduced by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to Ejitemai.

Italian District has been reported closed on Yelp, whose last review for the restaurant is dated July 14, 2020.

Crust Pizzeria Napoletana opened off of Old Courthouse Road on the Vienna side of Tysons in 2015. It prides itself on being “the only authentic Neapolitan pizzeria in the area” and features a wood-fired oven that was handcrafted in Naples, Italy, according to the website.

For the restaurant’s first expansion, Ejitemai says he wanted to stay within Northern Virginia to maintain some proximity to the existing location. Herndon seemed like an ideal place to attract both residential and commercial customers.

“Herndon is an up-and-coming area,” Ejitemai said. “There’s a lot of technology firms around that could give us good lunch [business], and then a lot of homes around for dinner.”

The Herndon location will have a menu identical to the one in Tysons, which offers small plates, salads, pasta, and sandwiches, along with the signature 12-inch-wide pizzas.

It will also boast a wood-burning oven imported from Italy. Ejitemai says the oven and the ingredients that Crust Pizzeria uses — including double zero flour for the dough, bufala mozzarella, and San Marzano tomatoes — are what distinguish it from other pizza makers.

“[The oven] will be showcased inside of the store burning wood, so it’s not just having food. It’s an experience in our restaurant,” he said, describing the softness of the pizza dough as “like silk cloth in your mouth.”

According to the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Authority, Crust Pizzeria has applied for a retail license so it can sell wine and beer on the premises. The license has been pending since July 28.

Ejitemai says he hopes to open the Herndon pizzeria before Christmas, though the exact date is “a moving target” with work to revamp the site ongoing.

Photo via Google Maps

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LA Fitness finally opened its doors in Herndon Center yesterday (July 1).

The fitness gym was expected to open in early January, but permitting issues and the COVID-19 pandemic delayed opening day. The gym is located at 494 Elden Street.

Kristhian Reyes, the general manager of the location, said he is excited to welcome patrons to the facility.

“In all honesty, we are just glad to be open and be able to actually show everyone what they’ve been waiting for. So far the opening has gone great members are excited to see the facility and be able to finally get in and use it,” he said.

For now, LA Fitness will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and from 8 a.m.  to 5 p.m. on weekends.

Photo via Kristhian Reyes

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LA Fitness plans to open in Herndon by late February, according to a company representative.

The gym, which has more than 700 across the country and Canada, originally expected to open by Feb. 1 in the Herndon Centre. But the opening date was delayed due hiccups in the permitting process.

Equipment — which is expected to arrive in early February — will require one week for set-up, the representative said.

The business expects to open between Feb. 15 and 26.  Pre-sale rates are expected to end on Feb. 1.

Staff photo by Jay Westcott

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LA Fitness plans to open in Herndon by early 2020, according to a company representative.

The gym, which has more than 700 clubs around the country and Canada, is set to open on Feb. 1 in the Herndon Centre. A company representative told Reston Now the gym could open earlier depending on the speediness of construction and weather.

A number of new businesses are opening in the redeveloped center. Sprouts Farmers Market, an organic grocer, opened its doors earlier this week and IHOP plans to open on Oct. 10. No word yet on when MOD Pizza is expected to open.

The gym is currently seeking partnerships with local businesses to promote the new club. Members can enroll online to take advantage of pre-opening rates.

Staff photo by Jay Westcott

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Sprouts Farmers Market will open its first store in Virginia in Herndon tomorrow (Wednesday). The new market, which offers natural and organic products,  will open at Herndon Centre (494 Elden Street).

A ribbon-cutting ceremony before doors open is planned for 7 a.m.

The first 200 shoppers will receive 20 percent off of their first purchase. Muffin and coffee samples will also be available to serve guests in line before doors open. All customers who make a purchase on the grand opening day will receive a free reusable bag.

To celebrate the opening, Sprouts Health Communities Foundation will donate $5,000 to the YMCA of Reston and Food for Neighbors, which gives nutritious food to youth who are food insecure.

Sprouts also plans to donate unsold and edible groceries to Capital Area Food Bank. Last year, the business donated 27 million pounds of food across the country.

The store is expected to bring 140 jobs to Herndon.

IHOP is slated to open on Oct. 14. No word yet on when LA Fitness and MOD Pizza are expected to open in the center.

Photos by Jay Westcott

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A new ramen restaurant is coming this month to Herndon Centre at 482 Elden Street.

UMAI Ramen and Rice Bowl‘s soft opening date is set for Saturday, Sept. 21. The family-owned business will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The spot used to belong to Tipicos Gloria, a Central American eatery, before it relocated about 150 feet away to 470 Elden Street last year.

Photo via UMAI/Facebook

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Sprouts Farmers Market has pushed back the opening of its first location in Virginia.

The grocery store, which offers fresh, natural and organic foods, is expected to open on October 2, according to its website. It will be located at 494 Elden Street.

The opening day was pushed back from late August to early October for unknown reasons.

The company did not immediately respond to a request about why this was the case. Last week, Sprouts held two hiring events. It plans to hire 150 employees.

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Sprouts Farmers Market is looking to hire 150 employees for its newest location in Herndon Centre this week.

The grocery story, which offers organic and natural foods, plans to open in Herndon Centre at 494 Elden Street.

Walk-in interviews are scheduled for Thursday (August 22) from 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Friday (August 22) from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Interviews will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn (22400 Flagstaff Plaza).

The store is hiring for cashiers, grocery clerks, meat and produce clerks, as well as staff for the deli and bakery.

The hiring events are scheduled in partnership with Snag.

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The opening day of Sprouts Farmers Market has been pushed by roughly a month.

The grocer, which offers fresh, natural and organic foods, will open on October 2, instead of the previously announced date of August 28.

A company representative did not immediately indicate why the opening is delayed.

A hiring event has been rescheduled to August 22 and 23 at the Hilton Garden Inn Dulles North (22400 Flagstaff Plaza).

Construction is currently underway as Florida-based real estate investment firm Sterling Organization divides the former big box store into several businesses, including LA FitnessMOD Pizza and IHOP.

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Ramen and Rice Bowl now has a “coming soon” sign up at its Herndon Centre spot.

No word yet, though, on an opening date for the fusion ramen restaurant at 482 Elden Street. The spot used to belong to Tipicos Gloria, a Central American eatery, before it relocated about 150 feet away to 470 Elden Street last year.

The restaurant currently has a liquor license pending for wine and beer.

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Sprouts Farmers Market grocery store will bring about 140 new jobs when it arrives in the Herndon Centre later this year as part of a broader expansion.

The grocer announced today (Jan. 8) that it will open approximately 30 stores this year. Nine of those stores are set to open in the second quarter of 2019, including the one at 494 Elden Street.

With each new store, the grocer expects to bring 140 new jobs to each location, according to the press release.

Reston Now previously reported in September that the natural and organic grocer would join part of the space vacated by Kmart.

Construction is currently underway as Florida-based real estate investment firm Sterling Organization divides the former big box store into several businesses, including LA FitnessMOD Pizza and IHOP.

Started 16 years ago, Sprouts Farmers Market  currently operates more than 300 stores in 19 states.

Sprouts Farmers Market said that opening dates for each store will be shared separately.

Photo via Fatimah Waseem

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