Closed: Baja Fresh at Plaza America

at Plaza America is closed as of last week.

The store's phone has been disconnected, so it looks as though the space will be empty or a new tenant is coming to the spot.

Which brings us to this week's Visions for Vacancies: what would you like to see in Baja Fresh's spot? And will you miss this outpost of the Mexican chain.

Karen Goff July 10, 2012 at 10:38 PM
When corporately owned places close - they hardly ever say why. Just no longer want to be in that location, did not renew their lease, etc.
Robert Valente July 17, 2012 at 12:04 PM
Noooooo! Baja Fresh was great, well-prepared Mexican food! The staff at that location were always great, and I hope they find good employment elsewhere. Chipotle is a weak substitute for BF, and it is not Mexican. Chipotle burritos also have extremely high calorie counts. For a great burrito, call ahead to any Anita's location and pick up at their take-out window.
Robert Valente July 17, 2012 at 12:12 PM
I am a long time home brewer and I applaud the general idea of promoting small batch beers in the community, but I think this idea has at least one fatal flaw. How would you satisfy food service authorities that the beer made by various amateurs on premises is healthy and sanitary enough to be served to the public? Also, your licensing would have to be for sale on premises, an expensive liquor license to boost your capital cost. What we really could use in the area is a good home brew supply store, but it would have to be integrated with another business, as I don't think the market is big enough to support such a store selling only home brew supplies, with other such stores in Mannassas and Falls Church.
Donna Sandin July 17, 2012 at 09:33 PM
I was also dismayed to find that Baja Fresh had closed so suddenly. I went into Saladworks to ask about it, they did not know. (If it was competition from Sworks, it certainly worked fast!) I went there often! Even though at lunch the parking is a challenge (yes, I know about the garage behind Whole Foods). The staff was always great, the food was clean and reliable and varied. The trouble with Chipotle is parking - soon only people who live or work in RTC will be able to eat there - but after nearly 30 years within walking distance of what became RTC, I'm moving to Winchester (retirement community).
Ken W August 17, 2012 at 05:10 PM
I would like to see a Firehouse Subs there. They have the best meats and cheeses, their bread is fresh, and they do a lot for communities.


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