Morning Notes

A dog walk by Walney Pond at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park in Chantilly (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Republicans Propose Renaming Dulles Airport After Trump — “Several Republican members of Congress introduced a bill to rename Washington Dulles International Airport for former President Trump. HR 7845, which is apparently a real thing, would make Dulles the second DC-area airport named for a President who was broadly unpopular in the region.” [Washingtonian]

Aspiring Casino Developer Denies Arena Interference — “Comstock CEO Chris Clemente told AP the idea of pairing the casino with the arena had been bandied about by lawmakers of both parties. He rejected the notion that there was any kind of coordinated attempt to hold off the initial arena deal in favor of an arena-casino pairing.” [Associated Press]

Yellow Diner Now Open in Vienna — “The long-awaited Yellow Diner in Vienna open[ed] Monday, bringing American classics and old-school diner food to an eager clientele. Created by the Pagonis family, owners of the renowned Tysons-area Greek restaurant Nostos…the cheerful, 94-seat diner offers a modern take on classic diner cuisine, as well as a full bar.” [Northern Virginia Magazine]

County Police Auditor Releases Annual Report — “Fairfax County police mostly were vindicated in the independent police auditor’s recent review of seven incidents between 2017 and 2020 in which officers pointed firearms at people, but an officer violated policy in one case and others failed significantly in another.” [Gazette Leader]

Tysons Salon Extends Stay — “Sola Salons Studios, a premier provider of salon studios, secured a lease renewal and extension at 8607 Westwood Center, Suite 100 in Tysons Corner, Virginia. The approximately 3,900 square feet space will continue to serve as a hub for Sola Salons Studios’ operations in the region.” [CityBiz]

Early Female FCPD Officer Dies — “With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of one of our first female officers, Karen Blackmon. Karen embarked on her journey with our department on January 31, 1972. With unwavering commitment, Karen served with distinction. Our thoughts & prayers are with her family & friends.” [FCPD/Twitter]

Lorton HVAC Company Gets New Owner — “United Air Temp, Air Conditioning and Heating, a fast-growing residential HVAC and plumbing company based in Lorton, has been sold to a new private equity owner.” Connecticut-based Littlejohn & Co. LLC says “it will help accelerate United Air Temp’s additional organic growth and M&A activity,” including plans to expand into Georgia. [Washington Business Journal]

It’s Wednesday — Chances of precipitation are 100%. Expect showers and thunderstorms before 4pm, followed by scattered showers and storms, with heavy rain possible. Patchy fog and a high near 59 are anticipated. At night, there is a 50% chance of showers before 2am. Conditions will be mostly cloudy with a low around 41. [NWS]

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