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  1. Starting the 1st week of 2017, Reston Town Center instituted a new paid parking policy utilizing a proprietary parking application and somewhat bizarre method of color-specific parking locations. Apparently people who oppose the policy are voicing their position by not frequenting the numerous businesses there. The local printed press has recently been paying more attention: "Town Center Merchants Considering Lawsuit over Paid Parking" by Dave Emke on restonnow.com The local TV news media is slowly keying into it as well: "Reston Town Center Businesses, Residents, Push Back on Paid Parking" on fox5dc.com
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    Paid Parking Slowly Killing Reston Town Center?

    Uncle Julio’s Fights Paid Parking with Suit Against Boston Properties by Catherine Douglas Moran, RestonNow Another restaurant sues over paid parking at Reston Town Center by Rebecca Cooper, WBJ Tex-Mex restaurant Uncle Julio’s is suing Reston Town Center for at least $5 million over controversial paid parking at the popular Northern Virginia mixed-use development.
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    The Lakehouse Cascades, Va.

    Looks like they have another location coming to the old Bertucci's spot in Ashburn. The Cascades location is great - decent bar food and brunch on weekends. Service is solid and view of lake is nice. Lots of TVs and good drinks as well. Outdoor seating when weather is good. SIGNS UP AT ASHBURN’S BUNGALOW ALEHOUSE by Chris Wadsworth, Theburn The Bungalow Alehouse is part of a Northern Virginia-based company called The Escape Group of Restaurants. It includes The Bungalow Lakehouse in Sterling, the Bungalow Alehouse in Woodbridge and The Bungalow in Chantilly.
  4. sort of.... Jerry’s Subs & Pizza in North Point Village Center Closes After Fire
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    Words/Phrases You Wish Were Retired

    -ish
  6. Since this is a well-informed group and people appear to have "special" access or insight, any news on the Reston location of Clydes? Hearing various things from numerous people (like I did way before il Fornaio closed), and am hoping it just speculation. The Clyde's location in RTC is perfect, centrally-located, view of concerts, fountain (ice skating in Winter) etc...and one of the original anchor stores at RTC. Anyone? Anyone?
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    Paid Parking Slowly Killing Reston Town Center?

    Businesses Continue to Leave Reston Town Center by Catherine Douglas Moran, RestonNow Businesses are closing twice as fast as they are opening in RTC. Several small businesses and restaurants that have been in the area for decades have pointed to dwindling numbers of customers due to paid parking as the main reason behind their closures.
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    Paid Parking Slowly Killing Reston Town Center?

    Dawn Price Baby Closes in Reston Town Center by Catherine Douglas Moran, RestonNow
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    Paid Parking Slowly Killing Reston Town Center?

    Hen Penny Restaurant Set to Close in Reston Town Center on Sunday by Catherine Douglas Moran, RestonNow
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    Words/Phrases You Wish Were Retired

    1) 24/7 2) Been there, done that
  11. We have been frequenting the location in Ashburn and it is consistently busy, and cakes are always fresh. Call ahead for special occasions and they will have it ready. Very good, very moist and well packed to make delivery easy.
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    Paid Parking Slowly Killing Reston Town Center?

    Paid Parking Pushes Obi Sushi Out of Reston Town Center, by Catherine Douglas Moran, RestonNow
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    90% of Plastic Isn't Recycled

    How about this? We need to constantly upgrade infrastructure in the US, and could repave roads with recycled plastics as a component ....Road makers turn to recycled plastic for tougher surfaces - The Economist Additionally, the recycling of asphalt which is commonplace now - only helps limit waste, increasing reuse.
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    90% of Plastic Isn't Recycled

    Not to rain on the parade, but....Huge device built to trap plastic in Pacific Ocean isn’t working. This was featured on the 60 Minutes piece Sunday.
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    Paid Parking Slowly Killing Reston Town Center?

    Paid Parking Under Consideration for Reston, Tysons by Catherine Douglas Moran, RestonNow The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) is gearing up to study parking management options, which could add paid parking in Reston and Tysons. FCDOT hopes to hire a professional parking consultant to explore parking management, which FCDOT says would fulfill the vision of the Comprehensive Plan for each area. It would also reduce traffic congestion and vehicle emissions from drivers circling blocks to find free street parking and create a new revenue stream, FCDOT argues.
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    Christmas and Hanukkah Events around Washington, DC

    Very cool Christmas/Holiday train exhibit (great for kids and adults) at the US Botanical Gardens. There are concerts on select Tuesdays and Thursdays and admission is free. The place is warm, protected from the elements and there are plant-based US landmarks recreated sprinkled throughout the center hall. Lines can be long to get in, but if you have not done this it is really cool. The National Christmas tree and events around the US State and Territory trees are also pretty neat to do if you have not.
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    Paid Parking Slowly Killing Reston Town Center?

    Update since paid parking was implemented, working mostly from memory so it is possible I missed a few on either side (not intentional). Closed Pottery Barn Williams Sonoma M&S Grill Paolos, then remodelled and opened as Neyla which also closed Teavana Ann Taylor Red Velvet Cupcakes Il Fornaio Busara Edibles Incredible The Bike Lane The Running Store Appalachian Spring Open Mason's Lobster Rolls &PIzza Balduccis
  18. Multi-unit deal brings crave-worthy chef-inspired fast casual seafood dishes to the East Coast. I believe the first location will be located at One Loudoun and opening in June. Several locations planned for Reston, Ashburn, Fairfax, Tysons and Merrifield.
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    Paid Parking Slowly Killing Reston Town Center?

    Pottery Barn Set to Close in Reston Town Center in January by Catherine Douglas Moran, RestonNow The Pottery Barn in Reston Town Center will shut its doors in January, along with the Williams-Sonoma down the block.
  20. SLAPFISH QUIETLY OPENS A WEEK EARLY by Chris Wadsworth, theburn Slapfish, the new seafood restaurant at One Loudoun, accelerated their timeline and quietly opened to customers a week early.
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    Paid Parking Slowly Killing Reston Town Center?

    Williams-Sonoma in Reston Town Center to Close in January by Catherine Douglas Moran, RestonNow
  22. Why we can’t agree on gun control by Jen Zamzoe The problem isn’t a lack of information. It’s how we are predisposed to interpret it.
  23. There are laws in place, I would not call them strict nor are they tight. Violence stats are out there and sobering to say the least. We are a Country where guns are part of our lives (even if you do not own one or more) - and not for absolute need (I am sure people will disagree). The daily and weekly headlines noting violence are not helping strengthen laws, perhaps just the opposite...are we becoming immune to them?
  24. Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls Opens This Week in Reston Town Center by Fatimah Waseem, RestonNow After some delays, Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls is opening tomorrow (Nov. 7) in Reston Town Center.
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