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Thursday, May 20, 2021

Only in Reston: Cupcakery to Replace Toastery, Because Why Not

Here's a sentence we never thought we'd write, but was obviously preordained to appear on this filthy "web log" from the fateful day that the midscale Macaroni Grill closed its doors: A cupcakery is replacing a toastery, only in a spot without artisanal paid parking smartphone apps. Give us some good food-as-entertainment blockquote, BFFs at Reston Now:

Red Velvet Cupcakery is coming back to Reston and is set to open later this summer. 
The well-known bakery that was formerly at Reston Town Center will open a new location at Reston Town Center West on Sunset Hills Road, owner Aaron Gordon tells Reston Now. 
It will share a kitchen with Little Beast Bistro, a sandwich and pizza concept also developed by Gordon, but much like the two do in Chevy Chase, D.C., they will have separate, distinct storefronts.
Red Velvet Cupcakery and Little Beast will be located at 12100 Sunset Hills Road, replacing Famous Toastery, which closed in March.

Actually, of all the upscale "concepts," Red Velvet was our favorite -- and the cupcakes were really good! -- so we're glad to see it back. It's also fun to have a business owner back who was a vocal opponent of Reston Town Center's paid parking, which he claims was part of property owners Boston Properties search for "hipper brands" and ultimately ended the cupcakery's profitability (say that three times fast):

“We did our best to fight paid parking in RTC and we are proud to have played a large role in forcing the owners to reduce the paid parking hours, which costs them tens of millions yearly,” Gordon said at the time. “We only regret we were unable to force them to scrap their greedy money-grab entirely.”


In conclusion, can't wait to have some artisanal cupcakes without having to drive to, wedunno, Georgetown or something. If they'd only open a combination saladary/axe-throwing establishment next door, we could make a weekend out of a trip to RTC West, the end.

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