Red Velvet Bakery and Little Beast Bistro start taking shape at Reston Town Center West

The Red Velvet Bakery and Little Beast Bistro will open on September 15th at Reston Town Center West.

First announced in May, the bakery and bistro now have an official opening date for their new location at 12100 Sunset Hills Road after passing a health inspection, obtaining a liquor license, and obtaining the necessary permits, owner Aaron Gordon told Reston Now.

Gordon previously ran Red Velvet Cupcakery at Reston Town Center, but the venue closed more than three years ago, largely because Boston Properties introduced paid parking.

He had always envisioned returning to Reston, however.

“We are very happy to be back in Reston after three years of absence!” He wrote in an email to Reston Now. “Red Velvet Bakery is making a much stronger return to Reston.”

He says the menu will include a “full selection of favorite cupcakes,” along with new items like croissants, cinnamon rolls, butter cakes and other pastries.

The bakery will have 10 to 12 seats outdoors and a separate, side entrance.

In addition to Red Velvet, there will be Little Beast Bistro, a sandwich and pizza concept also by Gordon. They share the kitchen but have separate storefronts, similar to what is at the Chevy Chase location.

Little Beast, which has about 100 seats inside and 20 outside, serves Detroit-style pizza, sandwiches, and pasta. It will also have a full bar and cocktail bar.

These ventures were partially supported by crowdfunding. Gordon raised more than $ 46,000 through MainVest in a campaign launched in May that allowed those interested to invest in the restaurants for perks like owner hats, custom made steins, and cupcakes for life.

The restaurants take up the space previously occupied by the famous Toastery, which closed in March.

Back in May, Gordon said they were looking for a second-generation pre-fabricated room that could be opened in a faster timeframe. He called the location in Reston Town Center West “ideal” because of the many new developments and the possible arrival of a subway station across the street.

By ayunda