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Old 11-08-2009, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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It's Wegmans, I tell ya! They're moving out to the burbs because they all want to be near that new Wegmans!
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Old 11-08-2009, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Interesting that the article opened with the young guy who owns Eyebar now living in Ashburn. My bet is he'll be driving down Claiborne Parkway one day, see the perfect place for a club, and the next thing you know he'll open Eyebar West. Which would earn a from me. Ashburn could use a cool place to dance.
A place like that would be cool. I was at a birthday party last night and we were talking about how this area could use a place like Jillian's, Dave and Busters, or Lucky Strike. Seems like one would do well.
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Old 11-08-2009, 05:12 PM
 
Location: charleston
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This was our deciding factor with moving to Ashburn, as we really wanted to be in fairfax or closer at first. We weren't too thrilled with what we saw in our price range for places in fairfax. For about the same price level, we ended up with a newer place, nicer floorplan, +1000 sqft, and another garage space. It was kinda a no brainer for us. And if we tried to buy in arlington, forget it, we would've gotten a 1-bedroom closet for the price of our place here.

It's a bit far, but not a huge deal and we're much happier in our home here.
I chose Herndon but ends up I dont work anywehre near here lol I am going to suck it up til the end of my lease and find something else.. possibly in Ashburn. ?? Are you in Brambleton?
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Old 11-08-2009, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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LOL, well one thing's for sure. After today's game it's probably a safe bet they aren't moving to Ashburn to be closer to the Redskins!
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Old 11-08-2009, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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Interesting article. Not particuarly surprising though when you consider the fact that Loudon county is the wealthiest county in the country, with Fairfax a close 2nd or 3rd. So there's money around here (I just can't get my hands on it ). I'm in that age group but certainly not making that much money and I don't know anyone under 30 making enough money to be qualified as rich. So I think that these folks that were interviewed are the exception versus the rule for the DC area.
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Old 11-08-2009, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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So there's money around here (I just can't get my hands on it ). I'm in that age group but certainly not making that much money and I don't know anyone under 30 making enough money to be qualified as rich.
Are you single? Maybe you can find a wealthy cougar to give you a taste of the good life. I hear they hang out at that bar in Brambleton...
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Old 11-08-2009, 09:16 PM
 
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Interesting that the article opened with the young guy who owns Eyebar now living in Ashburn. My bet is he'll be driving down Claiborne Parkway one day, see the perfect place for a club, and the next thing you know he'll open Eyebar West. Which would earn a from me. Ashburn could use a cool place to dance.

The big reason I think Eyebar could score in the burbs is the ethnic flavor. This is how my grandson bluntly puts it: Eyebar's appeal is "more hot Asian chicks that you can shake a stick at, Sikhs jamming to Punjabi music, pale white girls from Dayton, all mixing it up".

LOL, sounds like a description of Ashburn to me. Lots of rich kids from Asia, India, and Dayton out here in the burbs, just looking for a place to have fun. Eyebar West would do really well. Or maybe they would call it Earbar, you know, since the ear is west of the eye.
I thought Eyebar was a regular bar environment? No dance floor?
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Old 11-08-2009, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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Eyebar has a dance floor, but it's hardly a place that would fly in Ashburn. The target demographic wants to go to the city to be uber-hip and cosmopolitan as people do in LA, NYC, and Miami, but Ashburn is not even an edge city, much less a host to an urban club environment. Plus, the city is anonymous for the most part, whereas in the suburbs, such places are squelched by the local politicians. In Ashburn, I would such an establishment would get past the Board of Supervisors and the HOA without huge hassles, if at all, and would have limited prospects of attracting people as a destination club.
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:03 AM
 
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The target demographic wants to go to the city to be uber-hip and cosmopolitan as people do in LA, NYC, and Miami, but Ashburn is not even an edge city, much less a host to an urban club environment.
Actually, that's why I think it would be a huge hit. People flock to things that are unexpected.

According to this article, the demographic is already out there. And what's more, this demographic includes a lot of wealthy young people from other countries. The Asian and Indian populations don't have the same anti-suburb prejudices that other groups do. In other words, they won't say "ewwww, we can't be seen going to a club in a suburb"; they'd go check it out, happy to be able to party closer to home.

People who enjoy irony would also check it out. A lot of celebrities and athletes live in the Ashburn area, and the guy who owns Eyebar knows many of them personally. If they became regulars, a club like that would take off.

This is just envisioning, of course. I haven't heard any rumors of such a place opening, I just think it would be very successful. And as long as it doesn't attract crime, I think you might be surprised about the local politicians.
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:13 AM
 
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Getting away from fantasy and back to club openings that are a bit more likely....

I've heard rumors of two entertainment venues that are scouting the area near DTC. One is a dance club/night club near the Dulles Town Center that wants to attract people leaving the ball game at the new stadium. I guess the theory is people sitting at a long baseball game will want to stretch the evening out and also stretch their legs and dance a little.

The other rumor I've heard is a comedy and magic club looking at a space in the Cascades Marketplace. It's a good site for a club, right off route 7 and with a lot of apartments and townhouses within a block or two.

These are just rumors, but it's interesting to see that the next wave of growth coming to this area seems more focused on entertainment.
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