Tysons Corner, VA

MOD Pizza — a pizza restaurant chain — is coming to the Pike 7 Plaza shopping center in Tysons.

The new restaurant is under construction at 8405 Leesburg Pike, between the Cava and the Honeygrow that both opened last fall.

The new MOD Pizza location isn’t the first in the area — there’s another at 168 Maple Avenue W. in Vienna that opened in 2016 — but the chain has been undergoing a widespread growth in the D.C. region.

It is unknown when the location plans to open, but the company is currently looking for a general manager for the Tysons location with a base salary of $68,100.

Construction is also ongoing at an enclosed JP Morgan Chase kiosk between MOD Pizza and Honeygrow.

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Tysons Reporter has a new local editor, but its former editor is not going far.

Catherine Douglas Moran is taking the reins as the local editor for Tysons Reporter, covering Tysons, McLean, Vienna and Falls Church. A Master’s candidate at George Washington University, which is also her alma mater, Moran most recently served as the interim editor for our sister site Reston Now, while its local editor was on leave.

“I am excited to cover the changes in Tysons and how they will impact the people who live and work in this developing city — from housing to transportation, from the food scene to nightlife,” said Moran. “I am especially looking forward to talking with members of the Tysons, McLean, Vienna and Falls Church communities to hear more about their experiences, visions and concerns.”

Outgoing Tysons Reporter editor Vernon Miles helped to build the site from scratch following its launch last fall to, most recently, nearly 150,000 pageviews and more than 65,000 readers per month. Miles, who’s noted for his detailed civic coverage and penchant for witty headlines, is not going far: he will now serve as senior reporter for Tysons Reporter and our other sister site, ARLnow in Arlington.

“Wait, Scott, am I being demoted?” Miles said in a brief statement. “But no, Scott, I’m covering Tysons. Is this on the record? Please tell everyone that I…”

Please join us in welcoming Catherine!

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Free Bike Rides on Earth Day — In celebration of Earth Day today (April 22), Capital Bikeshare wants to encourage more carbon-free transportation by offering a free 24 Hour Pass, which gives cyclists a full day of unlimited 30-minute rides. [Capital Bikeshare]

Restaurant Site Faces Redevelopment — “D.C.-based Northfield Investment and Development has acquired the former Marco Polo restaurant site in Vienna with plans to develop 44 condominium townhouses and 8,200 square feet of retail. The former Marco Polo restaurant at 245 Maple Ave. had already closed when it was heavily damaged by fire in October and later demolished.” [Washingtom Business Journal]

Virginia Tops Distracted Driving List — “April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and this year, a new study ranked Virginia as the worst state for texting and driving… In 2019, Zendrive found that Virginia drivers use their phone an average of 9 percent of the time, which is a 3 percent increase from last year.” [Inside NoVa]

Pop-Up Fitness Class at Caboose Commons — People can lift, tone and drink brews at a free pop-up class by Falls Church Pure Barre at Caboose Commons tonight at 4 p.m. Happy hour will take place from 3:30-6 p.m. [Caboose Brewing]

Vienna Students Win National Merit Scholarships — “The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the first 1,000 corporate-sponsored scholarships Wednesday, April 17… Chloe E. Martin of Paul VI Catholic High School received a scholarship from the PwC Charitable Foundation. Martin plans to study business in college. The other winner, Richard H. Wang of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, got a scholarship from Northrop Grumman. Wang will likely study engineering.” [Vienna Patch]

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It’s been a long time coming, but Vienna’s two existing Starbucks are closing down as the chain readies to open a drive-thru location a few blocks away at 367 Maple Ave E.

On Sunday, April 28, both of the Starbucks along Maple Avenue will be permanently closing.

“We would like to thank you for being a part of our store community,” Store Manager Jesus Torres said in a sign posted on the store’s front door. “You are the heart of who we are at Starbucks. It has been a great pleasure to connect with you every day. We are very thankful to have played a role in your daily routine and that you have shared these moments of your life with us.”

The new Starbucks location is planned to open Thursday, May 2.

If you absolutely, positively, cannot go four days without Starbucks, the closest nearby locations are one at 2930 Chain Bridge Road in Oakton and one at 8381 Leesburg Pike in Tysons.

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A resident called Vienna police after she found unwanted bags of dog poop and trash in her yard last week.

The incidents took place in the 100 block of Dogwood Street, SW between 7 a.m. on Monday, April 8, and 6:07 p.m. on Friday, April 12, according to police.

“A resident reported that there have been a couple of occasions when someone as left bags of dog excrement and trash in her yard,” according to today’s Vienna crime report.

Elsewhere in Vienna, this week’s crime report includes a case of a Windover Avenue, NW resident who “reported she has received packages from Amazon that she never ordered” between last Wednesday, April 10, and Wednesday, April 17. “The person placing the order is using some of the resident’s personal information,” the report says.

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Open Houses April: 19

Three Stones Residential agents pride ourselves on our consultative service approach, local expertise and real estate market knowledge. With over 26 years of business experience in the DMV, we have consistently performed in the top 2% of local Realtors and are currently the #1 group at Keller Williams Metro Center. 

The following local properties have upcoming open houses this weekend.

1808 Old Meadow Road #1114, McLean 
2 BR/2 BA
Agent: Samson Properties
Listed: $389,900
Open: Saturday 12-3 p.m.

 

7974 Vigne Court, Vienna
4 BR/4 BA
Agent: Weichert Realtors
Listed: $859,995
Open: Saturday 1-3 p.m.

 

1450 Pathfinder Lane, McLean
6 BR/5.5 BA
Agent: Pearson Smith Realty, LLC
Listed: $1,550,000
Open: Sunday 12-4 p.m.

 

2777 Knollside Lane, Vienna
3 BR/3.5 BA
Agent: Samson Properties
Listed: $529,999
Open: Saturday 1-3 p.m.

 

1221 Kelley Street SW, Vienna
5 BR/4.5 BA
Agent: Compass
Listed: $1,424,999
Open: Saturday 2-4 p.m.

 

8296 Elm Shade Court, Vienna
5 BR/4.5 BA
Agent: RE/MAX Allegiance
Listed: $1,199,000
Open: Sunday 2-4 p.m.

 

301 Park Street NE, Vienna
3 BR/3 BA
Agent: McEnearney Associates, Inc
Listed: $849,000
Open: Saturday 2-4 p.m.

 

Our role is to offer sound advice and guidance to our clients in order for them to achieve their goals in either buying, selling, leasing or managing real estate. We are truly “Your Home… for Everything Real Estate.” To schedule a private showing of these or any other properties of interest please do not hesitate to contact us here or email us at [email protected].

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After losing Pier 1 Imports a few months, a shopping center near the Greensboro Metro station will soon have Burlington fill up one of its vacant spots with coats, clothes and home goods.

Formerly known as Burlington Coat Factory, the national off-price department store chain will set up shop in Sports Authority’s former spot at 8355 Leesburg Pike.

The store will help occupy one of the noticeable gaps in the shopping center. The space for Pier 1 Imports, which shuttered its doors at 8311 Leesburg Pike in January, currently has a “For Lease” sign.

A sign outside of the Greensboro Metro station says that the store is “coming soon” and asks people interested in jobs to text “RETAIL” to 97211.

Building permits indicate that work, including demolition and framing, is getting done on the site.

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This summer, the Village Green Shopping Center is set to welcome in Dog World Pet Salon’s former spot a new spa for humans instead of furry friends.

A sign in the storefront window says that an “organic spa” called Soleil Beauty is “coming soon in July 2019” to 515 Maple Avenue W.

The spa will join several hair salons and spas currently at the shopping center. Soleil Beauty will neighbor the Village Green Hair Salon and Nail Design on one side and Avivo Salon and Day Spa on the other side a couple of doors down. People can also get pampered at the Moonlake Massage Spa and get a hair cut at the Dogan and John Hair Salon above Cupcakes and More.

The shopping center is also home to the Vienna Arts Society and the Italian Gourmet Deli, a family-owned business that has been in Vienna for more than 35 years.

A building permit indicates that work is getting done now on the newcomer’s spot.

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Update 1 p.m. — The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for the region until midnight with Flash Flood Watch remaining in effect.

Hope you brought a rain jacket, Tysons, because the region is expected to get soaked this afternoon (Friday) through tomorrow morning.

A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for the region, including Fairfax County, with 1.5-2 inches of rain expected but even more possible. More from the National Weather Service:

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH LATE TONIGHT… SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN ARE EXPECTED TO OVERSPREAD THE REGION BY THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH THIS EVENING BEFORE DEPARTING LATE TONIGHT. REPETITIVE STORMS AND MULTIPLE ROUNDS OF HEAVY RAIN MAY RESULT IN RAINFALL AMOUNTS WHICH COULD EXCEED 3 INCHES LOCALLY. FLASH FLOODING IS POSSIBLE, PARTICULARLY IN URBAN AREAS AND IN AREAS OF STEEP TERRAIN. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED. &&

The flooding potential is of particular concern to parts of the Tysons, McLean and Vienna area that are flood prone.

The potential for severe weather has also prompted some airlines to waive change fees for travel Friday. Forecasters say damaging storms are possible later today.

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Tysons Corner Center has said on its website that 7-Eleven is “coming soon” for at least a month, but now there’s a sign outside the store — an indication that shoppers might be sipping Slurpees soon.

“We’re working on something BIG,” the sign says with a picture of a crane lifting a 7-Eleven sign. “Check back soon!”

The Japanese-owned convenience store chain will fill the former Starbucks spot next to GNC Live Well, a health product store, on the first level across from the Gap and H&M.

A spokesman for Tysons Corner Center said that he does not know when the store will open. Tysons Reporter has not heard back from media inquiries to 7-Eleven about the expected opening date and the size of the store.

If the store isn’t open by early July, customers can see if the four 7-Eleven stores in McLean and the six in Vienna will give out Slurpees, the chain’s slushie-type beverage, on July 11 — “Free Slurpee Day” on “7-11.”

The 7-Eleven website lists 724 locations in Virginia,  Currently, the closest one to Tysons Corner Center is directly south of the mall at 1931 Old Gallows Road.

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