Plans to convert a drive-thru bank into a fast food restaurant in Reston’s South Lakes Village Center are on hold.
At a June 21 meeting, the Fairfax County Planning Commission plans to indefinitely defer the application, which would have converted the bank into drive-thru restaurant.
The applicant had hoped to convert the 1,675-square-foot space into a fast-food restaurant.
“The establishment of a fast-food restaurant at this location complements existing uses, including those of other fast-food businesses in the village center,” the special exception application said.
Most recently updated in February, the application said South Lakes Village Center had hoped to maintain the structure of the building and “broaden the retail options” available to area residents.
The shopping center is anchored by Safeway and includes tenants like Starbucks, Chipotle, Red’s Table, Custom Ink and Truist.
South Lakes Village Center did not immediately return a request for comment from FFXnow. A Fairfax County spokesperson confirmed to FFXnow that the applicant asked for the deferral.
A new hair salon is opening this weekend at Reston’s South Lakes Village Center.
Great Clips will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 9 a.m. with $7.99 haircuts.
Located at 11130 South Lakes Drive in Suite E, the salon will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
“We are very excited to join the Reston community and provide convenient, reasonable-priced haircuts for the entire family,” said Sean Carroll, Great Clips franchisee and military veteran.
The Reston location’s staff includes a team of graduates from South Lakes High School.
The salon offers walk-in services and includes haircuts, shampoos and styling. The company has more than 4,400 salons in the U.S. and Canada.
The village center, which is nearly 110,000 square feet, is managed by the Chevy Chase Land Company. Other tenants includes Safeway, Chipotle, Red’s Table and UPS.
A new future could be in store for a drive-in bank at South Lakes Village Center in Reston.
The owner of the nearly 10-acre retail center is seeking the county’s permission to convert a drive-thru bank on the property into a drive-thru fast food restaurant, according to a June 15 application.
“By converting this site into a fast-food restaurant, the applicant seeks to maintain the structure of the building and ensure that the building remains a vital component of the South Lakes Village Center,” the application says.
But the application does not disclose the future tenant, which would be located at 11120 South Lakes Drive. Materials simply note that the existing building will “support a new restaurant tenant while carefully fitting into the surrounding context of the existing South Lakes Village Center.”
The 1,675-square-foot-space was previously occupied by a drive-thru bank. The interior of the space will be repurposed for restaurant use, but the tenant will use most of the previous bank’s sidewalks, landscaping, utilities, drive-thru and parking areas.
South Lakes Village Center and the Chevy Chase Land Company did not return a request for comment from FFXnow. The center is anchored by Safeway and includes tenants like Starbucks, Chipotle, Red’s Table, Custom Ink and Truist.
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A hair salon is slated to arrive at South Lakes Village Center.
Great Clips is set to take over space formerly occupied by Hair Cuttery, according to county permits.
The business did not immediately comment on when it plans to open up shop, but the county’s permit database indicates that an application for minor interior alterations was processed earlier this month. It’ll be located at 11120 South Lakes Drive, Suite E.
The salon joins a village center with other businesses like Custom Ink, Starbucks, Red’s Table, Cafesano, and Chipotle. The center is anchored by Safeway.
Great Clips has other locations across the country and several in the Northern Virginia area, including in Sterling and Ashburn.
Photo via Google Maps