News and notes from Reston (tm).

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Meanwhile in Reston's Fake Downtown, Jet Engines and Scan-Tron Sheets, plus a Potbelly Sandwich Works to boot

All them tall buildings in Reston Town Center (tm) are sure starting to get filled up fast! First, Rolls Royce has relocated its headquarters to the big brick building we'll refer to as the "big brick building." Gov. Tim Kaine came all the way up from Richmond to cut a ribbon and everything a few days back, and there was probably ice cream for the kids, which, given the fact that they're a British company that does a big chunk of its business in pounds, probably cost them the equivalent of a tuppence or a ha'penny or something.

Of course, you're probably thinking that if you're not in the market for a spare set of jet turboprop engines for your Airbus 300, you're SOL. Luckily, a few other establishments catering to a slightly less high-end clientele are coming to everyone's favorite 7/8th scale urban environment:

Retail stores and restaurants opening in the next few months include J.Crew, Anthropologie, Pitango Gelato and Jackson's Mighty Fine Food and Lucky Lounge [and] The Bike Lane, a cycling store... Otteni said the majority of the other outlets should be open by fall. Boston Properties is also negotiating with a furniture retailer, more fashion retailers and a wine bar, he said.
Ho-hum. Is there anything to get excited about?
Also new at Reston Town Center is Potbelly Sandwich Works.
Sweet! Also, if you're an up-and-coming liberal arts university in search of the raddest assessment materials, 2009 is gonna be your year!
Boston Properties is also working to build an office for the College Entrance Examination Board by August 2009. The office building will be located on top of an existing parking garage.
Better bring a bigger shopping bag.


  1. you do realize the board has been at RTC for years right? Just in freedom 1 & 2.

  2. The article doesn't say anything about how the College Board is "coming to RTC." It just says Boston is working to build them a new office. It's not wrong or anything, just informing people that Boston is building it and that's what that thing on top of the parking garage is going to be for.

  3. no, but it left it open for the interpretation that the company was moving in from elsewhere, which isn't the case.

    ps: please bring better lunch options. am dying.

  4. Can't you walk to the Macaroni Grill?

  5. Hahaha, oh the grill. I heard they're looking to bring more small delis and lunch places in as well, they just don't have the info finalized to be able to say who they are.

  6. yeah, there have been rumors swirling for ages. i still miss Lee's.