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321 Ashland Closed?

Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by morganvpi, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. morganvpi

    morganvpi New Member

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    Anyone have any insight as to why 321 Ashland closed?
     
  2. neilz

    neilz New Member

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    Bad business model ??

    Are they truly closed, or are they on a vacation break ? Frankly, this is the first I've heard about it.

    However, if they're truly closed, I would think it was due to the fact that while Ashburn could definitely use a fine dining restaurant, the location may have left something to be desired.

    321-Ashland had a few strikes against it from the beginning. Trying to recreate a 4 star dining experience, where you have two chain restaurants that provide food at much cheaper prices can be a daunting task. There are plenty of people willing to pay for such service, but not out of a strip mall. There was the question of parking, most evenings customers of the steakhouse & Bonefish Grill are packing the parking lot, yes I know its a usual thing, but if you're paying 4 star prices, and dressed up, you don't want to be weaving yourself around cars, kids running around with Maggie Moo's Ice cream cones or skateboards, etc. Finally, it didn't have a known name or reputation for food excellence, which is a killer when tied in with the other issues.

    The new Clyde's, when it opens, will offer fine dining, and will be able to pull it off as it has a stand-alone location, plenty of parking, and has a known reputation for excellence.
     
  3. hberg

    hberg give me some of your tots

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    Very good points Neil. I thought the same thing. I was not impressed with the food for the price and location. I know there are fans of 321 but I was not one. I for one, cannot wait for Clyde's to open!
     
  4. jmr0023

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    When is Clyde's supposed to open?
     
  5. msflynn

    msflynn New Member

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    Projected date as of right now is Nov 1st 2006
    we will see how they stay on schedule.
     
  6. jim

    jim New Member

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    I called today. We were thinking of going there for an anniversary dinner. They are closed for good - since a month ago.

    -Jim
     
  7. bgirl

    bgirl New Member

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    On Friday night, my husband and I enjoyed some Maggie Moo's ice cream outside 321 Ashland. Several different groups of people tried to enter the restaurant in the 20 minutes we were there. There's no sign on the door indicating that the restaurant is closed, which caused a lot of confusion to these folks who were hoping to eat there.
     
  8. shutterbug

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    I have a 100 dollar gift certificate....I hope they're not closed, although I just called and no one picked up. =(
     
  9. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    Shutterbug, they're closed for good; it was even announced at the HOA meeting last night. Best bet for you would be to try to get in touch with the owner to see if you can get a refund on your certificate...
     
  10. Property Manager

    Property Manager New Member

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    The Leasing Department is currently looking for a new restaurant owner to take over the space which once was 321 Ashland. If you know of anyone interested in buying a restaurant space and has a business plan all ready set up please call Saul Centers, Inc. at 301-986-6200 and ask for the leasing agent for Broadlands Village. Thank you.
     
  11. Tech Head

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    That would be a perfect location for a Potbelly!
     
  12. L0stS0ul

    L0stS0ul hmmmm

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    Ah yes I agree :)
     
  13. southernwalkres

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    Potbelly would be nice. I vote for Baja Fresh.
     
  14. L0stS0ul

    L0stS0ul hmmmm

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    But there is already another mexican restaurant in the shopping center :)
     
  15. southernwalkres

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    Well aware of that. I hope the new one is delicious... Baja Fresh you can count on being tasty (my opinion).
     
  16. kahlua1

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    Potbelly!!!

    That really would be a GREAT spot for a Potbelly --- YUM!!!
     
  17. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    Already a sandwich shop too- Puccio's. They were at Broadlands Live in June- AWESOME sandwiches!
     
  18. MD_boy

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    LOL - There are three Asian and two pizza restaurants so what's the problem with two Mexican? :)
     
  19. Property Manager

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    All good ideas. I will pass them along to the leasing agent. Whenever we lease out to someone new we have to respect and abide by all the other tenant's exclusives in their leases. Unfortunately a lot of the restaurants have exclusives for the type of restaurant we can put in. I will keep everyone updated.
     
  20. Terptide7

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    I would love to see Potbelly in there. Rumor has it, some nightclub called Tiger something is looking at the space.... ;-)
     

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