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 …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Speakers hail from streetsense, JBG Rosenfeld, and MRP Realty.
Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation (SFDC) will host a Mixed-Use Summit to discuss mixed-use developments on May 1. Confirmed speakers include Tom Sebastian of real estate development firm JBG Rosenfeld, James McCandless of development and design firm streetsense. and John Begert of real estate development firm MRP Realty. The event is free and open to the public and will take place in SFDC's office at 6677 Richmond Highway in Alexandria. Coffee, a light breakfast, and networking will begin at 8 am. The program will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Jensen will participate in the Stroke of the Week Clinic.
Washington Kastles Coach and 1993 French Open Doubles Tennis Champion Murphy Jensen will appear at the Mount Vernon Athletic Club (MTVAC) on Friday. Jensen will participate in the club’s Stroke of the Week clinic and will lead drills for all those present. Jensen leads tennis workshops, playing exhibition matches and emceeing and speaking at premier ATP and WTA events. Giving back has always been a priority for Murphy and brother, Luke. The brothers participate in many charity tennis tournaments and special events. In 1994, Murphy and Luke co-founded the Jensen-Schmidt Tennis Academy with Vince Schmidt to provide tennis instruction for children with Down Syndrome. Tim Bainton, Tennis Director of The Blue Chip Tennis Academy at MTVAC said …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The restaurant does not have plans to relocate.
Huntington Thai restaurant To Be Thai will be closing its doors on April 27. The restaurant is currently located in the Huntington Gateway shopping center on Route 1. According to a restaurant employee, the owners decided not to renew their lease because it was too expensive. The owners have no plans to relocate. To Be Thai has consistently received great reviews on Patch. Reviewer Marcy Giannunzio says To Be Thai has "the best Thai in D.C." The owners of the restaurant also own Red Mei, an Asian cafe in Old Town Alexandria.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Indoor construction expected to last six to eight weeks. You can still get your doughnut fix, but only through the drive-through for a little while.
The Krispy Kreme located at 6332 Richmond Hwy. is getting a new look. The renovations of the lobby and store interior began Monday and are expected to last six to eight weeks, said assistant store manager Tanya Nolan. Construction crews were seen working at the store on Thursday afternoon. The drive-thru is still open for residents who want to get their coffee and doughnuts. Subscribe to the Greater Alexandria Patch newsletter for more business news.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
The Mount Vernon Square location is the 341st store to open in the ABC network.
A new Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) store celebrated its grand opening in the Mount Vernon Square shopping center on Friday morning. The ABC store is located at 7469-7471 Richmond Highway in Alexandria. An ABC location existed at the Mount Vernon Plaza shopping center until last summer, when its lease expired. Prior to reopening the Mount Vernon store, the closest ABC store was in the Shoppers Penn Daw Shopping Center. The store measures 3,200 square feet, carries 1,227 items and employs six people - a store manager, an assistant manager, two lead sales associates and two clerks. ABC has opened 80 stores in the last decade and plans to open 20 more in the next three years. According to ABC Chief Operating Officer Curtis Colburn, …
Friday, April 12, 2013
The goal is to open by the end of June.
Matt and Kerri Rose are crazy about beer, but only the good stuff. The couple left their cushy jobs last month and decided to go for the dream — opening a brewery. That dream will be realized this summer when Forge Brew Works opens its doors to the public in Lorton. "We started talking about doing this a year ago," said Matt, who recently quit his job as an aerospace engineer at Booz Allen Hamilton. "The idea that I could sit there and brew beer all day and get paid for it was amazing." The couple plans to open Forge Brew Works at 8532 Terminal Road, Suites L, M and N in Lorton, at the end of June. The brewery will host tasting events Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Customers will be able to buy samplers, growlers and kegs from six …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Fitness industry business leaders recently visited the Mount Vernon Athletic Club.
A delegation of 24 fitness industry business leaders from Japan recently visited the Mount Vernon Athletic Club (MTVAC). A cover article in the October 2012 Club Business International magazine featuring MTVAC General Manager, Aaron Volbrecht caught the attention of Japanese representative, Tomoko Iwai. Iwai requested a meeting with Volbrecht in the hopes of learning about the many services the club offers. The delegation toured the facility and interviewed Volbrecht on March 17 en route to the International Health, Racquet & Sport Club Association (IHRSA) convention in Las Vegas. Iwai, who is also the editor of Fitness Magazine in Japan, remarked in a statement, "Many of our delegates were inspired that your club is introducing new …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The River Bend Bistro aims to open as early as July.
The opening date for the River Bend Bistro has been pushed back to summer 2013. Bill and Caroline Ross, the local couple who purchased the former Village Wharf storefront in the Hollin Hall Shopping Center in 2012, say the River Bend Bistro may open as early as July. The couple originally hoped to open the River Bend Bistro in March. Bill Ross told Patch that they submitted the blueprints to the Fairfax County Building Department. The county made some comments, and the Rosses have resubmitted the new drawings to the county on Friday for final review. They have also applied for a liquor license and have made a public posting in local newspapers this week notifying residents that they have applied for the license and that there is a 30-day …
Friday, March 22, 2013
The shop will open Monday, March 25.
SweetFrog Premium Frozen Yogurt appears close to opening its doors at the Kings Crossing Shopping Center in Alexandria. Workers were seen installing outdoor signage at the shop on Wednesday. The SweetFrog shop will open its doors Monday, March 25, according to a sign on its door. SweetFrog will also open another location in the neighborhood, next to the Gold's Gym at 7770 Richmond Highway in Alexandria. That location does not have a set opening date. SweetFrog