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COUNTY EXPLORES NEW CHICK-FIL-A, STARBUCKS FOR LANSDOWNE

The two drive-thru restaurants would go on an empty parcel of land at the Lansdowne Town Center.

Exciting news! The owners of the Lansdowne Town Center are trying to bring a Chick-Fil-A drive-thru restaurant and a drive-thru Starbucks to the shopping center. The issue came up tonight for approval in the Board of Supervisors meeting.

Image: Chick-Fil-A

The two proposed restaurants would be go on an empty parcel of land along Route 7, on the south side of the Harris Teeter parking lot. The existing Starbucks in the center would move to the new drive-thru building.

While some area residents have expressed concerns about traffic, especially on Diamond Lake Drive, many of the current businesses in the Lansdowne Town Center reportedly support the addition of the drive-thrus as a net positive for the center. Both beliefs may have validity — Chick-Fil-A is one of the most popular fast-food brands in America, and Starbucks is the most popular coffeehouse brand. They would likely draw more visitors to the Town Center — which could increase traffic but could also help existing tenants by bringing in more potential customers. A rising tide floats all boats.

Image: Starbucks

The board chairwoman, Phyllis Randall, expressed concern that if the new restaurants were denied, it could depress the center and lower property values in the area. As of now, a final vote on the matter is scheduled for May 17.

(Image at top: Lansdowne Town Center)

13 Comments
  1. Rob Blackstone 5 years ago
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    Can we get just ONE drive-thru Starbucks in Sterling?

    They seem committed to building them everywhere else.

    • Matt 5 years ago
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      The countryside sterling Starbucks has a drivethru

  2. David 5 years ago
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    I highly doubt property values decline if a Chick Fil A or a Starbucks drive thru are not built in the back corner of a parking lot.

  3. TiFfAnY LeWiS 5 years ago
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    We already have a Chick-Fil-A, I vote for a Checkers!!

  4. ChrisL 5 years ago
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    There is already a chick-fil-a less than 5 minutes away in both directions. Now if Brambleton could get a chick-fil-a that would be exciting.

  5. Miranda Jernigan 5 years ago
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    Would love a SONIC in Loudoun

    • Anonymous 5 years ago
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      Yessss!!!!

  6. Lindsey 5 years ago
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    They’d do well, every Chick-Fil-A is always crowded. But— I would really like to see one SOUTH of Waxpool. There are so many clustered along the Route 7 corridor already! The vacant Bangrak location would be perfect, but I can probably only dream.

  7. Anonymous 5 years ago
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    Great idea !

  8. Robert 5 years ago
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    Customers coming to these places with drive thru won’t be stopping at other businesses. The high rent is driving businesses away. If anything this will take away from other businesses. Landsowne has become like a little strip mall with all the small businesses. Most will go under soon.

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