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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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This week on Reston Then and Now we take our first foray into Herndon, moving a little west of the Reston Town Center. Fairfax County’s aerial photography shows how the shopping venues on Elden Street west of the Fairfax County Parkway have evolved over the years.

Herndon is a historic town, but the shopping centers along Elden Street are a relatively recent addition that followed the rise of Reston to the east.

The first of the shopping centers to spring up along Elden Street was Herndon Pines Shopping Center, which was established in 1959 but recently has faced continuing vacancies.

Further east, the the Herndon Centre was anchored by a Kmart built in 1976. The building was demolished in 2017 and is expected to be replaced by a Sprouts Farmers Market.

New development continued to spring up along the southern side of Elden Street from the 1990s onward, including the addition of the Safeway, SunTrust, and various shops in Herndon Marketplace.

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Shoppers at Herndon Centre might have noticed a few recent changes to its food offerings.

Several locations in the shopping center have welcomed new grocery stores and restaurants this year — some of which relocated there — along with closures.

Mayuri Indian Restaurant moved to Herndon Centre in July to 390 Elden Street after it closed its Hunters Woods Village Center location in 2016. The restaurant closed its original spot of 10 years after the lease ended, according to the restaurant’s website.

Mayuri’s Herndon Centre spot used to belong to Baker’s Inn Indian Bistro & Cafe, which opened in 2016, according to its Facebook page. While its closing date is unknown, the restaurant was still open in late June, according to Yelp reviews.

Tipicos Gloria relocated about 150 feet from its spot at 482 Elden Street to 470 Elden Street about five months ago, an employee told Reston Now. The Central American eatery’s vacated spot is slated to open early next year as Ramen and Rice, Reston Now previously reported.

As for grocery options, ethnic grocer Lotte Plaza Market opened Dec. 7 at 490 Elden Street.

Sprouts Farmers Market grocery store is expected to take over part of the former Kmart space at 494 Elden Street. Demolition is still underway for that site.

Florida-based real estate investment firm Sterling Organization is dividing the former Kmart spot, Reston Now previously reported. Renderings of the project submitted to the Town of Herndon show the site will be the future home of LA FitnessMOD Pizza and IHOP.

Curry Leaf Fresh Market closed at 378 Elden Street earlier this year. A sign on the door, as of Dec. 17, indicates that the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority “is considering establishing a retail store at this location.”

380 Elden Street, which used to be a Sprint store, has signs indicating the space is available for retailers.

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Ethnic grocer Lotte Plaza Market officially opened last Friday (Dec. 7) in Herndon Centre.

Located at 490 Elden Street, Lotte Plaza Market joins a growing number of grocery options in Herndon Centre.

The shopping plaza is also home to MOM’s Organic Market. Sprouts Farmers Market grocery store is expected to take over part of the former Kmart space.

Lotte Plaza Market describes itself as “the premier source for Asian groceries in Maryland and Virginia.” It has seven locations in Maryland, five in Virginia and one “coming soon” to Orlando, Fla. — with plans to open 50 locations by 2020, according to its site.

Reston Now previously reported that Lotte Plaza Market was set to open earlier this year.

Photo via Lotte Plaza Market/Facebook

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Updated 10:45 a.m. – Ramen and Rice will be opening in Herndon (482 Elden St) early next year.

Sirinda Liw, owner of Ramen and Rice, said despite the company name being Oki Bowl of Herndon the restaurant shares no connection to the chain located in Washington, D.C.

“It’s going to be fusion ramen,” said Liw, “much tastier than regular ramen.”

Ramen and Rice will be located in Herndon Centre between The Deli and the Nail Villa. Additionally, the ABC permit in the window indicates the location will be serving wine and beer.

Liw said the construction process is still in discussion with a planned opening in January or beginning February. The interior is still vacant and decorated as Tipicos Gloria, a closed Central American eatery.

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Sprouts Farmers Market grocery store is expected to take over part of the former Kmart footprint in Herndon, adding a second organic grocer to the Herndon Centre. The natural and organic grocer would join a shopping plaza that is also home to MOM’s Organic Market.

Demolition of the facade of the 84,000-square-foot store (494 Elden Street) is underway as Florida-based real estate investment firm Sterling Organization divides the former big box store into several businesses. The company purchased the location for $7 million in August last year. The rest of the shopping plaza is owned by A.J. Dwoskin & Associates Inc.

Renderings of the project submitted to the Town of Herndon show the site will be the future home of LA Fitness, MOD Pizza, and IHOP. No overnight commuter parking will be allowed in the shopping plaza.

Town officials said they’re working with the developer of the property to add signalize the intersection near the shopping plaza, as new businesses are expected to generate additional traffic. The company has committed $165,000 in proffer funds to help install a future signal. The town expects to fund the remainder of the project through existing funds from its capital improvements program and future grant funding.

A representative for the project declined to comment on the development, including details about the project timeline.

Photos via Sterling Organization and Fatimah Waseem

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