Updated at 10:25 on Jan. 25 — Both stores closed three days ahead of schedule on Thursday (Jan. 24).
By next week, Reston Town Center will have two big empty retail spaces once filled by Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Barn.
The closures will create two vacancies on either side of the Reston Town Center’s pavilion. Pottery Barn (11937 Market Street) is right down the block from Williams-Sonoma (11897 Market Street).
Williams-Sonoma Inc. operates both brands. Other locations nearby include Tysons Galleria in McLean and the Mosaic District in Fairfax.
The two closures are the first large retailers to leave Reston Town Center after several restaurants and small businesses closed their doors in 2018.
This story has been updated
Hen Penny will close its doors on Sunday in Reston Town Center roughly 20 months after it opened.
Hen Penny, a spinoff of Pheast Food Group’s Hen Quarter restaurants in Alexandria, Va. and Silver Spring, Md., opened at 1820 Discovery Street in April 2017.
An employee told Reston Now that Dec. 30 is the final day for the restaurant. The employee did not know what prompted the decision to close the location.
Hen Penny has another location in New York City.
Last Saturday (Dec. 22), another restaurant closed in RTC, citing paid parking as one of the main causes behind the closure.
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
Fox5 comes to town — Fox 5 DC is broadcasting their morning show live from 6-11 a.m. at Reston Town Center Pavilion. The feature is part of a weekly Friday series that highlights communities around the D.C. region. [Visit Fairfax]
Hats off to Alianza Red — The Herndon Youth Soccer girls team participated in the 43rd annual Virginian Elite Soccer Tournament over Memorial Day weekend and came back with some wins. [The Connection]
Stateside: Virginia’s new Medicaid coverage — Roughly 28,000 Fairfax County residents will be newly eligible for Medicaid next year. Here’s what you need to know about the expansion. [Fairfax County Times]
Photo by Ruth Sievers
Garage parking is free on weekends, federal holidays and after 5 p.m. Parking activation is not required. Street parking is free on Sundays only for up to 2 hours. On weekdays, only the first hour of garage parking is free.
On typical days, garage parking is free on Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. The first hour is free during the rest of the day, with parking activation required from 3:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parking is free on weekends.
Paid parking went into effect Jan. 3 at RTC, requiring $2-per-hour payment in garages all day Monday through Friday, and $3-per-hour payment for street parking Monday through Saturday.
On June 5, parking became free in garages between 5 p.m. and 3:30 a.m., and one hour of free parking is also offered during the day.
For more information on parking, visit RTC’s website.