Barnes & Noble opened the doors to its One Loudoun location this week, giving holiday shoppers another stop to knock out their shopping lists.
The new concept store, measuring in at 17,000 square feet, combines a bookstore with an expanded 74-seat cafe serving wine and beer, including some local brews. The Barnes & Noble Kitchen offers a fast casual dining experience, where customers can order food at the counter and have it delivered to their table. It will offer an all-day menu and grab-and-go options, made fresh in house daily. The all-day menu features everything from shared plates of deviled eggs and artisan cheeses to soups, salads, entrees, and desserts. The expanded made-to-order menu begins at 4 p.m. daily.
It is the first store of its kind to open in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, and only the fifth nationwide. It is hiring for several positions, including servers, cooks, and book salespeople.
“One Loudoun is an ideal location for one of our new concept stores,” Barnes & Noble CEO Demos Parneros said in a statement. “The store is part of our ongoing effort to test new concept stores. We are still learning from all of the new stores that we have opened across the country, and we are excited about the knowledge we have gained in these markets. We look forward to serving Ashburn residents with this exciting new offering of great literature and delicious food, as well as beer and wine.”
The new Barnes & Noble is at 20427 Exchange Street in Ashburn and can be reached at 571-298-8729 or bn.com.