Cookology closing at Dulles Town Center

(Story Updated: 3:58 p.m. 9-23-22) Sad news — after more than a decade, the recreational cooking school Cookology is closing up shop at the Dulles Town Center shopping mall in Sterling. The Cookology team made the announcement via email late Thursday evening.

“Cookology at Dulles Town Center in Sterling, Virginia will be shutting its doors forever. Centennial Management, whom we just negotiated a new lease with only five months ago, has given us 60 days to vacate without reason,” the email from owner Maria Kopsidas read.

“So, after 14 years in Loudoun County, we wanted to let you know it’s been our great honor to teach adults and kids how to cook,” it continued. “We hope we have served you well. It’s been our pleasure.”

The cooking school has a large space on the lower level near Dick’s Sporting Goods and Macys.

The Burn reached out to Centennial for more information on the decision to move Cookology out. Friday afternoon, we received a statement from the mall’s general manager — basically saying it was a business decision based on upcoming plans for the space. You can see our follow up report on the mall’s response here.

Cookology offers cooking classes to all ages, as well as hosting birthday parties, team building events, couple’s classes and more. They will continue to operate their location in Arlington at Ballston Quarter.

Image at top: Cookology


  1. Tom 1 year ago

    Can’t blame Centennial too much, that mall is ALWAYS busy and space is SUPER limited…..

    Just dumb greed

  2. Robert 1 year ago

    I’m sure they could find cheaper rent elsewhere, the Mall is dead and usually charges high rent.

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