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From Shopping Center to Townhomes — “The owner of Graham Park Plaza in Falls Church has scrapped plans for a mixed-use redevelopment of the aging shopping center. Federal Realty Investment Trust instead will sell almost half of the U.S. Route 50 shopping center… to EYA for a new townhouse development.” [Washington Business Journal]

Samuelson’s Diamonds and Estate Buyers Coming to Tysons — “The store at 8300 Boone Boulevard will be by appointment only and will be run by Allan Rosen, a veteran of Philadelphia’s Jewelers’ Row with 30 years of experience in the jewelry business.” [Washington Business Journal]

Little City Stormwater Taskforce Proposed — “Falls Church City Manager proposed at the Monday F.C. City Council work session the creation of a 5-7 member stormwater task force to prioritize projects for the City in the coming six months.” [Falls Church News-Press]

Falls Church Man Arrested Allegedly Robbing DWS — “A Falls Church man is under arrest after police say he threatened an employee of Designer Shoe Warehouse with a box cutter while he was caught trying to steal shoes from the store.” [Falls Church News-Press]

Fire Department Funding — Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department has received grants totaling $406,000 from the State Homeland Security Grant Awards. “FCFRD will utilize the funds to support a wide array of emergency preparedness and security operations, equipment replacement, training, planning and exercise programs.” [Fairfax County Fire and Rescue]

Talent in the Tysons Area — “Companies these days prefer to locate where talent is – and this poses both a challenge and an opportunity, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority’s new president and CEO told the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce Oct. 17. Victor Hoskins’ idea: Create a pipeline to deliver talent to businesses.” [Inside NoVa]

Morgan Stanley Buys Falls Church Municipal Bonds — “The sale of $126 million in City of Falls Church municipal bonds, the largest in the City’s history, to pay for construction of an all-new high school, renovation of the city library and stormwater improvement was consummated Tuesday at a remarkably low 2.71 percent interest rate.” [Falls Church News-Press]

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