Morning Notes

The Palladium of McLean from across Emerson Avenue (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Beacon Center Wendy’s Misses Opening — “Dozens of excited people lined up outside the restaurant’s doors located at 6634 Richmond Highway in the Beacon Center shopping center for the Wendy’s location’s opening. However, no one from the restaurant showed up to open the doors, leaving everyone quite disappointed.” [ABC7]

Northern Virginia Losing Economic “Mojo,” Researcher Says — “[Terry] Clower, director of the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University, provided an overview of the region’s economy for the more than 100 attendees at the breakfast, at Belle Haven Country Club. He noted that while the Northern Virginia economy is resilient and the unemployment rate is low, there are headwinds.” [Inside NoVA]

Three Displaced by Centreville House Fire — Investigators have determined that fire pit ashes discarded in a plastic trash can caused a two-alarm house fire in the 15400 block of Eagle Tavern Lane on Saturday (April 15). The fire caused an estimated $110,000 in property damages and displaced three residents. [FCFRD]

Old Dominion Pizza Opens in Fairfax — The Arlington-based business opened its new Fairfax City location yesterday (Monday), marking its first expansion. The restaurant’s most popular pizza — a pepperoni pie with oregano and chili-infused hot honey — is called “The Patriot” in honor of George Mason University. [Patch]

Contract for New Louise Archer Playground Approved — “Fairfax County School Board members on April 13 unanimously approved a consent-agenda item to purchase playground equipment for Louise Archer Elementary School in Vienna, using a $400,750 contract with Centennial Contractors Enterprises Inc.” [Gazette Leader]

Mason District School Board Rep Kicks Off Campaign — “School board member Ricardy Anderson told the crowd at her re-election campaign kickoff on April 16 that she will work hard to ensure Mason District schools get enough resources. Anderson is one of just four members of the Fairfax County School Board running for re-election.” [Annandale Today]

Reston Woman Quits Job to Hike Appalachian Trail — “A couple weeks ago, Cris Howard was living in Reston and in her 33rd year of an executive-level biopharmaceutical career…On Good Friday quit her longtime job. Two days later, she was in Springer Mountain, Georgia, starting her trek on the 2,200-mile trail.” [WTOP]

New Vendors Line Up for Mount Vernon Farmer’s Markets — “The 2023 season for Fairfax County Farmers Markets kicks off Wednesday, April 19 with the opening of the McCutcheon/Mount Vernon Farmers Market. Several new vendors will make their debut there this season, according to farmers market coordinator Caroline Hockenberry.” [On the MoVe]

It’s Tuesday — Mostly sunny. High of 67 and low of 46. Sunrise at 6:28 a.m. and sunset at 7:47 pm. [Weather.gov]

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