Sometimes the Lord giveth and sometimes he taketh away. Such is the case with two anticipated restaurant projects in eastern Loudoun that The Burn has now learned aren’t going to happen.

Image: Shanghai Station

For at least two years, the Village at Leesburg was touting the imminent arrival of Shanghai Stations, a French-Vietnamese upscale restaurant that was supposed to go into the space next to the Cobb movie theater. The owners released beautiful images of what the restaurant would look like. Construction was well underway on the space and the signs were up — and then boom, the bottom fell out.

Image: Shanghai Stations

Financial issues led to the end of the dream and we’ve confirmed Shanghai Stations will not be coming to the Village. In fact, we’re starting to hear buzz a new tenant may already be in line for that space but nothing official yet.

Image: Jersey Mike’s

Meanwhile, the deal for a Jersey Mike’s sub sandwich spot at the Dulles Parkway Center has also fallen through. The new shop was supposed to serve the southern portion of Ashburn from a location next to the Starbucks at Loudoun County Parkway and 267. No word on what happened to the deal, but we’ve confirmed its off and the space is back on the market.