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Weekend Discussion

Before we head off into the weekend, let’s take a look back at the biggest stories on Reston Now in recent days.

The following articles were the five most-clicked links on Reston Now this past week.

  1. Vehicles Crashes in to Trader Joe’s
  2. Mediterranean Restaurant in Reston Town Center Closes
  3. Thursday Morning Notes
  4. New Details Surface in the Murder of Reston Couple
  5. M & S Grill in Reston Town Center Closes

Feel free to discuss these topics, your weekend plans or anything else that’s happening locally. Our normal publication schedule will resume on Tuesday, barring any breaking news.

If you have ideas on stories we should cover, email us at [email protected] or submit an anonymous tip. Have a great weekend!

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UPDATED: Vehicle Crashes into Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe’s will remain closed today after a vehicle crashed into the building on 11958 Killingsworth Avenue, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

A woman’s vehicle struck the side of the building. Local police responded to the incident after receiving a call at 1:28 p.m.

The building’s bricks sustained some damages, but the extent of the damage is unclear, Officer Kent Bailey told Reston Now.

No injuries have been reported, he said.

An assessment of the building is ongoing, a store representative said. The store is expected to open tomorrow with regular business hours.

This post was updated at 5:23 p.m.

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Video Purports to Show Anti-Muslim Exchange at Reston Store

A video purporting to show a woman making anti-Muslim comments while in line at the Reston Trader Joe’s store has received local, national and global attention since it was first posted early Sunday.

Comedian Jeremy McLellan posted the clip on social media after, he says, a friend of his — a Muslim woman who took the video and bore the brunt of the woman’s rant — sent it to him.

“I wish they didn’t let you in the country,” the woman said to the video-taker, who replies that she was born in the U.S.

Here’s how it started, according to McLellan:

Twenty-four hours after the video was posted, despite extensive news coverage, the woman had still not been publicly identified and certain details of the story have not yet been independently verified. A manager at the Reston Trader Joe’s, for instance, told WJLA (ABC 7) that he could not confirm the video was shot in the store.

On social media, the video has prompted an outcry of near-universal condemnation of the woman’s remarks. The clip has amassed hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of views

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