According to two representatives for the new Silver Diner location in Ashburn, the restaurant will open on Wednesday, June 30. This despite a large banner in front of the store announcing June 23 as the opening date. We’re told the decision to push the grand opening back a week was made at a meeting Friday afternoon. It’s a grand opening that has been a long time coming.
Way back in August 2018, The Burn reported that Silver Diner was exploring a possible location in Ashburn. That possibility turned into reality and work started in 2019. Then came the coronavirus pandemic — and a long halt in construction. The half-built building sat idle. Finally, work resumed late last year and The Burn reported back in April that Silver Diner was aiming for a June opening. Now it appears the last day of the month — June 30 — is the big day.
The Ashburn Silver Diner is coming to the Commonwealth Center, a retail and residential project on the east side of Loudoun County Parkway at Russell Branch Parkway. That’s across the street from One Loudoun, where the soon-to-open restaurant sits next to a CVS right at the main intersection.
This will be the first Loudoun County location for Silver Diner, a Rockville, Maryland-based chain with 19 locations in Maryland, Virginia and New Jersey. The nearest one to Loudoun County thus far has been in Reston.