After roughly a decade in Leesburg, the town’s Pei Wei fast-casual Chinese restaurant has closed up shop. Located in the Leesburg Plaza near the Party City and the new Books-A-Million store, the restaurant was a staple of the center for years.

A sign affixed to the doors says the location has closed and they apologize for the inconvenience. The two nearest Pei Weis are at the Dulles 28 Centre in Sterling and on Woodland Crossing Drive in Herndon.

No word on why the location closed. We do find it interesting that just as Leesburg is getting a new Panda Express restaurant a couple of miles away in front of Kohl’s and Target (info per Leesburg mayor Kelly Burk), the next nearest Chinese food chain closes up shop. Maybe there’s only room for one.