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earlier this week confirmed that the company is no longer assigned to the project as they referred to the project as "no longer active," …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 …
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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!
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Fordson Place Shopping Center will include Caribou Coffee and Verizon Wireless right across from Walgreens on Richmond Highway.
Construction on the new Fordson Place Shopping Center on Richmond Highway is underway. The center is located directly across the street from Walgreens, facing the Mount Vernon Plaza. The shopping center will include 13,200 square feet of retail space, according to The Rappaport Companies' Web site. Developer Claude Chandonnet of Marx Realty & Improvement Company, Inc., obtained site plan approval from Fairfax County in December 2012 and has confirmed that Verizon, Caribou Coffee, Paisano's Pizza and Vitamin Shoppe will be tenants at the shopping center when it's completed. Rappaport Retail Brokerage wil handle the leases for the property. Fordson Place is projected to open this summer. Many Caribou Coffee shops have closed (or will …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The apartment community officially opened back in November, but the ground floor is still empty.
CBRE Retail is currently going through the proposal phase for the ground-floor retail space at The Beacon of Groveton, said Broker Kristen Braun Tuesday. The space is still vacant, even though the apartment community officially opened back in November. Braun said CBRE hasn't confirmed any leases yet, but will hopefully fill the street retail space with businesses such as salons or restaurants. There are currently five spaces available at the property with different square footage. The largest space available is 4,465 sq. ft. and the smallest is 1,252 sq. ft., according to the CBRE website. Click here for more information about the available retail space at The Beacon of Groveton property.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The restaurant owners look to open in July.
The River Bend Bistro has an official approved construction permit in order to move forward with preparing the restaurant for its opening in July. The permit is posted on the window of the property located at Hollin Hall Shopping Center. Local owners Bill and Caroline Ross have also obtained an alcohol permit for the property. The couple looks forward to opening the restaurant in July. River Bend Bistro will offer casual fine dining and local foods. The restaurant will seat 74 and have a full bar. See also: River Bend Bistro May Open in Summer 2013 Fort Hunt Couple Hopes to Open Bistro at Old Village Wharf Site Potential Tenant for Old Village Wharf Site New Bistro Coming to Hollin Hall Shopping Center Restaurant Replacing Village Wharf …