It was late Tuesday evening when The Burn first reported that the Fresh Market at One Loudoun would be closing for good. By today, the word had clearly spread as the parking lot was full and shoppers crammed the store’s aisles to take advantage of fire sale prices.
The entire store is 30 percent off, including its great selection of beer and wine. The Burn popped in to pick up some wine but gave up when we saw the long lines at each register. A manager said he expected most of the beer and wine to be gone within the first two days of the closing sale.
The Fresh Market is tentatively scheduled to close on May 3, but that date could change if they sell out their inventory sooner.
Meanwhile, no official word yet about what will take over the vacated space. As regular readers of The Burn know, Trader Joe’s is actively seeking its first Loudoun County location and social media is rife with people speculating and postulating that the One Loudoun space would be ideal. But officials with the center declined to comment and a message sent to Trader Joe’s hasn’t been answered yet.