An almost-barren Lord and Taylor is closing this weekend at Tysons Corner Center.
The store was pretty empty when Tysons Reporter stopped by earlier today. It looked like about less than a quarter of the merchandise remained.
Sunday is the last day that the store plans to be open, according to an employee.
No word yet on how Tysons Corner Center plans to use the soon-to-be-vacant space.
Story reported by Ashley Hopko and written by Catherine Douglas Moran
Several newcomers have arrived recently in Tysons Corner Center, while a few spots are now vacant.
Here’s an update on the latest store changes at the mall:
Beeboy, a plush toy company, is now open in the former spot of candy store Sugarfina on the first level by Macy’s.
Colombian Jeans Store has closed on the second level next to Blessed, according to the spokesperson. A new tenant is expected to be expected in a few weeks, the spokesperson said.
Dabke Lebanese Cuisine is no longer on the third level of the mall.
Rent the Runway will have a pop-up show starting on Thursday (Jan. 16) inside of the mall near parking Terrace E.
Permits indicate that Cotton On, an Australian retailer, is coming to the mall. No word yet on the exact location or expected opening date.
Patrons have until the end of the month to go to the Massage Heights in Idylwood Plaza.
The location is closing Jan. 31 at 7505 Leesburg Pike, Suite M, an employee said.
The staff at the location will transfer to the Alexandria location (3642 King Street) in the Bradlee Shopping Center, the employee said.
Started in 2004 in Texas, Massage Heights is a family-owned business with more than 140 locations in the U.S. and Canada, according to the company’s website.
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Hat tip to Gary H.
Lord and Taylor is leaving Tysons Corner Center this month with a storewide sale.
Since the fall, everything in the store has been on sale with a 20-40% discount. Shoppers can clothing, shoes and accessories for men, women and kids.
The store is still open as of today (Jan. 6), and an employee said that the store plans to close sometime in mid-January.
Let Tysons Reporter know if you have shopped at — or plan to visit — the store before it closes.
Diners looking to eat Greek cuisine at the newly opened Archontiko in McLean will need to wait a month.
The restaurant is temporarily closed, according to a sign in the window.
“Due to remodeling and [the] hire of [a] new executive chef we will be closed until January the 29th,” the sign says. “We are sorry for any inconvenience and hope to see you all again soon with exclusive tasty Greek dishes and our vast variety of wines.”
While Tysons Reporter isn’t sure when the sign first appeared, a tipster emailed us about the sign yesterday.
Updated at noon — An employee at Thai’s Corner Restaurant told Tysons Reporter that it has closed permanently.
Earlier: Diners seeking Thai food will have to find an alternative to Thai’s Corner Restaurant, which appears to have closed its Tysons spot.
The restaurant (8607 Westwood Center Drive) served a variety of sushi, soups, fish and curries by the Spring Hill Metro station, according to its Facebook page.
The inside of the restaurant appeared disheveled today (Thursday), with letters and mail piling up on the floor just on the other side of the front door, along with furniture missing. A sign in the window said, “Sorry we’re closed.”
A server at a nearby business said that he ate at the restaurant about a month ago. A tipster told Tysons Reporter that the restaurant was closed earlier this week.
Tysons Reporter reached out to the business owner but has not heard back.
Hat tip to Mia O.
Neiman Marcus Last Call’s days are numbered at the Mosaic District.
The clearance outlet for the Neiman Marcus chain plans to close its spot at 2905 District Avenue, Suite 100 by Jan. 20, store employees said.
“Entire Store on Sale!” and “Save 50%-75% Entire Store!” signs popped up last Thursday (Dec. 13), an employee said.
Inside the spacious store, shoppers can find designer dresses, handbags, shoes, holiday gift sets, athletic clothes, men’s and women’s clothes and more. The store appeared well-stocked when Tysons Reporter stopped by earlier today (Tuesday). This reporter found a lace blouse from Laundry By Shelli Segal — normally $79 — for $34.50 and $4 bath bombs.
The 50%-75% discounts apply to the lowest price listed on the tags, an employee said.
Next Saturday will be the last chance to drink beer at Tysons Biergarten by the Greensboro Metro station.
“Our landlord… recently informed us they would need our land for redevelopment,” according to a letter from Matt Rofougaran, the CEO and managing partner of Tysons Biergarten.
The owners behind the beer garden are planning to open a new concept called The Shipgarten at Scotts Run, which is set to open in spring 2020, the letter said.
The Shipgarten plans to have four themed shipping containers:
- “The Biergarten” with German and Belgium beers and German food
- Roll Bär offering Asian fusion cuisine and Japanese whiskey
- Chalkboard BBQ serving a rotating menu of barbecue and international craft beer
- Tysons EuroBar — a Mediterranean fast-casual restaurant
A “Grand Closing Festival” on Saturday (Nov. 30) will celebrate Tysons Biergarten’s last days at 8346 Leesburg Pike.
Here’s the full letter:
Friends, Family, Patrons, and Supporters,
My name is Matt Rofougaran and I am writing this message on behalf of Paymon and Abe Hadjiesmailoo, Ryan O’Connor, and Nick Rodriguez, the proud owners of Tysons Biergarten. This is one of the hardest letters I have ever written, as it is with great sadness and a heavy heart I inform you we will be closing our doors on Saturday, November 30, 2019.
Tysons Biergarten began as nothing more than a dream shared by 5 guys. Our team successfully transformed a rustic, aging warehouse into a successful restaurant by hand through hard work and determination. We signed our lease with the understanding we would be a pop-up bar, and that one day we would need to shut down. Our landlord (one of the greatest and nicest landlords a small business could ever have) recently informed us they would need our land for redevelopment, which is not much of a surprise as Tysons is well underway becoming America’s next great city!
That being said, our team is not finished here in Tysons! Our next concept will be something this area has never seen before; The Shipgarten! The Shipgarten will be very unique, as it will feature four shipping containers (each with its own concept) along with four large tents for seating and games. The first container will be “The Biergarten”, which will have 20+ German/Belgium beers on draft, German sausages, schnitzels and more! The second shipping container will be Roll Bär our Asian Fusion concept featuring poke bowls, custom made egg rolls, sushi burritos, infused liquor bubble teas, Japanese whiskey, and more! The third container will be Chalkboard BBQ which will feature a rotating menu of barbecue and craft beer from around world along with a wide array of sauces, rubs, and seasonings which will change on a regular basis! Our final container will be called Tysons EuroBar, Tysons’ latest Mediterranean fast-casual restaurant. The menu’s main focus is custom meals. Pitas and bowls with grains are dressed up with meats including beef, lamb, chicken, doner kebab, and falafel, with a variety of toppings from feta cheese to harissa. Mediterranean cocktails, beer, and of course WINE from all over the Mediterranean will be available to compliment your meal.
We also have another restaurant in Del Ray, Alexandria, on the corner of Glebe Road and Mount Vernon Ave called Hops N Shine. Hops N Shine is much smaller than Tysons Biergarten, however, it features 52 beers on draft, custom made grilled cheese sandwiches, and moonshine!
The hardest part about all this is having to part ways with our incredible staff. While we are able to bring a few people over to our sister location in Alexandria, we do not have room for everyone and have contacted numerous bars and restaurants in the area that have all expressed interest in hiring. If you are are aware of anyone looking to hire in the Northern Virginia area, please email [email protected]
Words cannot express how proud we are of the Tysons Biergarten legacy and our opportunity to become a member of such a wonderful community. We have hosted hundreds of events from fundraisers, yappy hours, comedy shows, concerts, corporate happy hours, birthdays, weddings, retirements, holiday gatherings, and much more. You, our guests, along with our spectacular Tysons Biergarten team, have enabled us to build tremendous notoriety these past few years, and I can not thank you enough for allowing Tysons Biergarten to be a part of your lives. Thank you for your years of support and we ask everyone to come in now and use up those tokens before our doors close at the end of the month!
CEO and Managing Partner, Tysons Biergarten
After Bey Lounge got in trouble over the Town of Vienna’s noise ordinance, the location’s owners decided to pivot and convert the space into a grocery store.
The new supermarket (303 NE Mill Street) opened around a month ago, according to a store clerk. It offers customers a variety of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean fare, including dates, sesame paste and dried garbanzo beans.
The owners are trying to replace the current “Bey Lounge” sign with one that says “LB Food Market,” according to town documents.
Customers can enter through Wooden Bakery next door and are free to stop for a snack while they shop since both establishments are owned by the same people.
The bakery and store are both open 9 a.m-midnight Sunday-Thursday and from 9 a.m. until 2 a.m. Friday-Saturday.
Though open for operation, the store is not yet fully stocked yet and staff said it will be at least three weeks before they are ready for a grand opening.
Tysons Reporter checked out the location and saw that though most of the dry goods seem to be stocked, the freezers and refrigerators in the back are still empty.
TenPenh plans to stop serving up contemporary Asian fare in Tysons next week.
Known for its wide selection of drinks and $5, $6 and $7 bites for happy hour, the restaurant (7900 Westpark Drive) combines cuisines from Japan, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Korea and the Philippines.
The restaurant’s last day will be next Friday, Nov. 22, according to a post on the restaurant’s website.
“Many thanks to all of our great guests and foodies who joined us over the past three years,” the post says. “We’ve loved getting to know and feed you all! We hope you will stop by to bid us a fond farewell!”
“In addition to TenPenh, Passion Food Hospitality Group also owns connected spots District Common and Burger Tap & Shake and two locations of Passionfish, one in Reston and one in Bethesda,” according to Washington Business Journal, which first reported the restaurant’s upcoming closure.
The restaurant itself is inspired by the layout of a traditional Chinese courtyard house and even includes a contemporary moon gate, according to its website.
TenPenh is open 5:30-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5:30-11 p.m. on Friday and 4-11 p.m. on Saturday. The restaurant is closed on Sunday.