As schools close and residents in Kingstowne are hunkering down to prepare for Hurricane Sandy and stay safe as the storm makes its way throughout the Northern Virginia region.
Monday morning, rain and wind were picking up but some retailers were open in Kingstowne while others closed their doors.
Among those open were Yates Sunoco in Kingstowne. An employee told Patch the station plans to stay open "until the power goes out." The service center is open until 7 p.m.
Also open, as of 11:30 a.m. Monday:
Aditi Indian Dining, the ABC Liquor Store, East Moon Asian Bistro and Johnny Rockets.
The Regal Kingstowne Stadium 16 was closed Monday.
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