Confidential Restonian Operative "Joel" shared this shocking photo of what until recently was Curves' outparcel building in the Tall Oaks
The building was formerly home to Reston's first 7-11, a feat which warrants some sort of historical plaque. Although given the fact that Tall Oaks has been unable to sustain either a 7-11 or a Burger King -- two businesses pretty much mathematically incapable of failing -- perhaps it's the shopping center as a whole that should receive a plaque commemorating its role as the Graveyard of Chain Empires.
Meanwhile, how long has it been since we've heard a good rumor about what would replace the succession of international grocery stores as the shopping center's anchor tenant? At this point, it's starting to look more and more like the property owner is just holding on and waiting until it can redevelop the village center real good with some bollardy goodness. Which stinks, as a couple of your Restonian's favorite eateries are pretty much the only things left standing there.
Of course, the village center had its heyday. But mostly we still miss the original curves at Tall Oaks, the end.