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Muse Paintbar Targets Winter Opening in Reston Town Center

Muse Paintbar will open at 11943 Democracy Drive in the winter, according to a company representative.

The target opening date for the wine-and-paint studio, which will have a 3,000-square-foot storefront, was originally set for the fall. The store will host painting sessions daily at its locations.

The Reston Town Center location will be one of more than two dozen locations along the East Coast. It takes the place of The Bike, which recently reopened at 11150 Sunset Hills Road.

No further details were available on the exact opening date.

Photo via Muse Paintbar

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

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

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Balducci’s Food Lover’s Market Set to Open in the Spring

The Signature, a new 508-unit apartment building in the heart of Reston Town Center, will welcome a new retail tenant this year.

Balducci’s Food Lover’s Market, a gourmet market that says it offers restaurant-quality foods, imported cheeses and meats roasted in the Old Tradition, is set to open in the spring.

For Balducci’s, the new location at 11850 Freedom Drive is a homecoming. The store’s previous site in The Spectrum, just down the street from the current location, closed in 2005.

Construction crews are currently working on the site. An exact date on the store’s opening hasn’t been set yet, according to a company representative. Balducci’s has six other stores in Maryland, Virginia, New York and Connecticut.

The store is hiring for all positions. To apply, email [email protected]

Photo by Fatimah Waseem

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Two Reston Companies Snag Spot in Top 500 Technology Company Listing

Two Reston-based software companies are one of the 500 fast-growing technology companies in United States, according to Deloitte’s annual ranking of the country’s fastest growing companies.

The ranking, Technology Fast 500, places LookGlass Cyber Solutions, Inc. at 105th place. The company is involved in the cyber intelligence industry.

GoCanvas came in at 197th place. The technology company provides mobile apps and forms for data collection and sharing. It has one office in Reston and another in Sydney, Australia.

Winners are ranked based on the percent of fiscal year revenue growth between 2013 and 2016. LookGlass Cyber Solutions, Inc. grew to 1,326 percent while GoCanvas grew by 528 percent.

“Winners underscore the impact of technological innovation and world class customer service in driving growth, in a fiercely competitive environment. These companies are on the cutting edge and are transforming the way we do business,” said Sandra Shirai, vice chairman of Deloitte. 

The fastest-growing technology company that snagged the top title was Donuts, Inc, a Washington-passed company that is a global registry for domains. It experience a growth rate of 59,093 percent.

A complete list of rankings is available online.

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