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Monday Morning Notes

Restaurant Week starts today — Four restaurants in Reston will be serving up dishes for Winter Restaurant Week, which runs from today until Sunday (Jan. 20). [Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington]

Walmart is increasing tech jobs — In a battle with Amazon’s market share, the retailer announced it will add 2,000 tech hires this year. The expansion is likely to affect the Sunnyvale, Calif. and Reston offices. [Fortune]

Snow, snow, snow — Fairfax County Public Schools are closed today. ICYMI: Reston Now had weekend coverage of the snowiest D.C. area storm since 2016.  [Reston Now]

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New Nearby: Duck Donuts Plans Herndon Store

Duck DonutsIf the highlight of your annual trip to the Outer Banks involves a stop or two at Duck Donuts, then you will like this retail news.

Duck Donuts will open a store at BB& T Bank Center at Elden Street and Herndon Parkway (near the Bagel Cafe) this spring, according to the company’s Facebook page.

Duck Donuts began as a family-run operation in, of course, Duck, N.C. It later expanded to nearby Kill Devil Hills and Corolla.

Recently, it has been offering franchise opportunities, and Virginia outposts are planned for next year in Williamsburg, Charlottesville, Virginia Beach, as well as Herndon.

The Herndon store put up a new Facebook page on Tuesday and got several hundred likes within a few hours. Follow them to keep up with store opening details.

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