The coronavirus pandemic strikes again — temporarily halting construction on the new At Home store going up at the Compass Creek development in Leesburg.

The big box home decor retailer was building a mammoth store on a parcel of land next to the new Walmart store. It was going to be one of the anchors at the center along with Walmart and the ION International ice skating center. But now, construction is on hold.

The idle At Home store site in Leesburg.

The site has sat idle for several months now — no construction work going on — and The Burn has confirmed the stoppage. “All new stores have been delayed due to COVID-19.  At this time, we do not have an update on when construction will restart,” an At Home spokesperson wrote in an email.

Another new At Home store was being considered for Sterling, at the intersection of Pacific Boulevard and Nokes Boulevard, near the Dulles Town Center shopping mall. No word on whether those plans are still in the works.

The idle Silver Diner location in Ashburn.

The At Home store is the second high-profile project in eastern Loudoun to grind to a halt thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. The new Silver Diner restaurant on Loudoun County Parkway was halfway built when construction stopped. As The Burn recently reported, the restaurant has been delayed roughly a year and they are now targeting a 2021 opening.

(Image at top: At Home)