Monday, May 20, 2013
Have an extra million bucks — or more — to spare? If not, here are some pictures of some of the region's most expensive properties to help when you dream.
Maybe you don't need 10 bathrooms. Or even nine. Maybe you don't need a boat dock in your back yard. Or a fully equipped gym. Some people, though, apparently do. And if you're not looking for much more than a roof over your head — and even if you're not looking at all — we can all dream, can't we? Well, we can do more than that: We can take a peek inside some of the most expensive homes for sale in Virginia and D.C. Just click on the links below to see what's for sale in some of our 31 Patches around the region. WOW: $1.3 Million Home Features Hot Tub WOW: Home Features Skylights, Library WOW: Annandale $1.3 Million Home Features Wrap-Around Porch WOW: Own a Barn in Leesburg Lakefront Contemporary on Upper Lake Drive Wow' House: …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The newly launched site offers tips, info and digital know-how for small business owners.
Patch has launched a new site to educate and empower small businesses with the digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. Readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features an exclusive interview with successful real estate entrepreneur, Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group. In this Q&A, Corcoran discusses the how to take advantage of the size of a small businesses, and why making big “mistakes” made all the difference in her success. Click here to read about the tactics Corcoran used to grow her business. …
Business owners can claim their free listing in Patch Places to promote their business and inform local Patch readers.
When Patch launched in late 2010, editors and freelancers ventured to local businesses to collect information for our directory. They made Patch Places into a spot where local consumers can find descriptions, hours, accepted payment methods and much more for stores and restaurants around town. All Patch readers can add information about local events, can rate the business on a scale of one to five stars and can add a review. But many owners of local businesses don't realize the full advantages and extra bonuses they get when they claim a listing. How to Claim Your Listing—and Why Owners or managers should search for their business listing on Patch in the search box above, click on your business listing and then click on "claim your listing…
Friday, May 17, 2013
The developer recently received a few suggestions for the project from Fairfax County staff.
A&R Development is currently making changes to its original plan for the mixed-use building project that will be located at the corner of Huntington Avenue and Biscayne Drive. Mark Looney, of Cooley, LLP and the legal representative for the developer, said A&R still has a rezoning application with the county, but they will not speak further about the comments made by the county or the changes until they are confirmed. According to the Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation's (SFDC) website, the application was submitted earlier this year and is still under review. A phone call to JP2 Architects earlier this week confirmed that the company is no longer assigned to the project as they referred to the project as "no longer active," …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Renovation of interior should be complete soon; drive-through remains open during construction.
Construction workers were busy Thursday working on renovations at Krispy Kreme, the area's beloved doughnut emporium that serves up freshly made donuts. Workers on site said Thursday they expect to see the interior re-open in a few weeks, likely just after Memorial Day weekend. Will you go check out the new interior at Krispy Kreme? What's your favorite doughnut?
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Replacement program, syndicated 'The Bert Show,' set to debut Thursday live in DC.
Yanking "The Jack Diamond Morning Show," a beloved 24-year institution in the Washington, D.C. area, off the air has unleashed a firestorm of commentary from distraught fans of the program. In addition to more than 100 comments on Patch, Read: "Love Your Show Babe," and POLL: Will you tune in to new show? and more than 1,000 comments in one day on Diamond's Facebook page show listener frustration about the move at the station, owned by Atlanta-based Cumulus. A sampling of the comments: Stephanie wrote: "I was shocked to not hear you on the radio. I have loved your show and looked forward to it each morning. Very sad that you are not on the air anymore. Not so in love with the new show that replaced you." Jessica wrote: "I really, really …
Monday, May 13, 2013
After 20 years on WRQX, the station pulls the plug on popular morning radio program.
For those who listen to Mix-107.3 FM, "Love your show babe," was the signature sign-off for morning show host Jack Diamond and it was also how listeners signed off when calling in to the show. Loyal listeners may have noticed that Diamond was missing in the mornings the past two weeks, replaced temporarily by various hosts. But Diamond's not on vacation — he's off the station for good, according to the station. Two weeks ago, the Washington DC radio station WRQX-FM, owned by Cumulus Media, deleted all references to the popular longtime radio host on its Web site and loyal listeners unknowingly heard the last morning show by Diamond after 22 years on the radio station. Will you listen to the new syndicated show taking its place? Take our …
Take a look at some of the most luxurious properties for sale in Virginia and DC.
Maybe you don't need waterfront views or woodsy acreage. Or a wine grotto, a pool or a home with a historic pedigree. Some people, though, apparently do—and they're willing to spend a lot of money to have those amenities in DC or Northern Virginia. We can all dream, can't we? In addition to dreaming, we can take a look inside some of the most exclusive, amazing homes for sale right now in Virginia and DC. Just click on the links below to see what's for sale in some of our 31 Patches around the region. WOW: Annandale $1 Million Home Features Loft WOW: $3.4 Million Clifton Home Features Wine Cellar WOW: $1-Plus Million on More Than 5 Acres in Lorton WOW: $849,000 Home on the Market in Kingstowne WOW: Chantilly Home Includes 15-Car Garage WOW…
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Home was built in 1953 and remodeled; includes 7.5 bathrooms.
This 1953 Colonial at 6211 Randall Court is located in Belle Haven, south of Old Town Alexandria. It has been extensively remodeled and took home an award for "best remodeling over $1 million" last year. The home has eight bedrooms (five on the upper level), 7.5 bathrooms, four fireplaces and two laundries. The lot size is just under 12,000 square feet with a fenced rear yard. The home is for sale for $2,199,900. For more information, contact Sue Goodhart at (703) 525-1900.
The event is free and open to the public.
Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation and The Beacon of Groveton will host an open house event from 4-7 p.m. May 21 at the apartment community. This event will be the first in a series of spring events hosted by SFDC, according to a recent news release. The event is free and open to the public. During the open house, there will be feature food tastings from area restaurants, giveaways, an opportunity to learn more about local businesses and developments and a chance to tour The Beacon of Groveton, Richmond Highway's first mixed-use development. Free parking will be available in the parking garage during the event. Keep up with Greater Alexandria news and events by signing up for our free newsletter. Learn more here!