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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Bombshell(s): Is Hooters Eying Plaza America Site?

Moms Eat FreeOur BFFs at Reston Now have (ahem) uncovered the (ahem) scoop(s) of the decade: the space most recently occupied by midscale chain open-carry firearm enthusiast eatery Champps may soon be occupied by midscale chain girls-n-wings enthusiast eatery Hooters. Give us some good blockquote, BFFs at Reston Now:

The Reston rumor mill is abuzz with word that Hooters, the chain of sports bars with more than 400 locations in 28 countries, has checked out the space that has been empty since Champps abruptly closed in November. Hooters has locations nearby in Fairfax and Chantilly.

It’s not farfetched. The Plaza America space is large, expensive (read: chain friendly) and already laid out for a restaurant. There are thousands of office workers in walking or short-driving distance, who likely both appreciate watching SportsCenter at lunchtime as well as being waited on by Hooters Girls.
At long last, some real benefits to midscale chain-friendly, transit-oriented development. Excelsior!

Of course, these are just rumors at this point, and they're not always accurate. Case in point: Folks were certain that Gold's Gym was going to move into the vacant grocery at Tall Oaks Stucco Wasteland Shopping Center, but instead they opened in... Plaza America. Which means that Hooters will actually open in Tall Oaks. Logic!

In conclusion, we can only hope that the DRB doesn't cite the wait staff for their bright orange shorts (after multiple fact-finding missions, naturally), the end.

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  1. I really hope the rumors are true. If not, you're going to look like a real boob.

    Thank you, I'm here all week.

  2. Free enterprise needs competition. Hence the orange-eyed owl establishment naturally needs an augmentation.

    Twin Peaks, where art thou?

  3. Drat. I was hoping for a gay disco.

  4. Five Guys and Hooters, both in the same Strip Mall? Sounds like the management is trying to turn Plaza America into RTC II.

  5. So, we we're going from an establishment where The Boys get to show off what their packing to an establishment where The Girls get to show off what their packing.

    Gives new meaning to the expression "Make Love, Not War".

  6. Thanks for the MammariesJanuary 15, 2014 at 9:58 PM

    "Champps may soon be occupied by midscale chain girls-n-wings enthusiast eatery Hooters"

    I think you meant breast enthusiasts, Restonian, not wings. Breasts.

  7. My D Cup Runneth OverJanuary 16, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Continuing with the schoolboy humour, at least with Hooters we'd have an appropriate venue in Reston to watch the Golden Globes awards.

  8. Showing my age, I know, but I care more for the chicken than the chic's.


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