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An almost-barren Lord and Taylor is closing this weekend at Tysons Corner Center.

The store was pretty empty when Tysons Reporter stopped by earlier today. It looked like about less than a quarter of the merchandise remained.

Sunday is the last day that the store plans to be open, according to an employee.

No word yet on how Tysons Corner Center plans to use the soon-to-be-vacant space.

Story reported by Ashley Hopko and written by Catherine Douglas Moran

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Forecasts say the first snow of 2020 is coming to Tysons today.

If you live or work in Vienna, McLean, Falls Church, Tysons or Merrifield, take pictures of the snow send them to us!

We are seeking photo submissions for future stories and shout outs on our Instagram. (We’ll credit you for the photo.)

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It’s now three days into 2020 — a.k.a. the new “Roaring 20s.”

Did you create new year’s resolutions earlier this week? If so, how are you doing?

Tysons Reporter has a few changes ready to roll out next week, including revamped Morning Notes that will now get posted on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Expect more newsroom pop-ups at local coffee shops in the spring and more opportunities for reader engagement.

Editor Catherine Douglas Moran’s resolution is to exercise three times a week. So far, she’s on track — and walking as much as possible for reporting in Tysons.

Reporter Ashley Hopko plans to read at least one new book each month “on a topic that I’m completely unfamiliar with.” Yesterday, she kicked off her resolution by picking up a copy of “A Short History of Nearly Everything” by Bill Bryson.

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It’s New Year’s Eve and we’re ready to bring you more news about Tysons, Merrifield, Falls Church, Vienna and McLean — say that list fast five times — in 2020!

But first, our mighty team of three — Editor Catherine Douglas Moran, Reporter Ashley Hopko and Photographer Jay Westcott — will be taking a break on New Year’s Day.

Next week, Morning Notes will be a little different. Readers can expect it twice a week, and we’ll be giving previews of upcoming coverage, along with more opportunities for reader engagement.

Later in January, a new byline will be joining our site from our incoming intern Shreeya Aranake.

We wish you and yours a happy and safe New Year’s Eve. Feel free to tell us in the comments section what you’re excited about in the new year.

See you in 2020!

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Yesterday we kicked off the countdown of our most-read stories of the year.

Here’s the final list of the top 10 stories.

10. Chef Geoff’s Set to Close Tysons Restaurant in 12 Days (9,723 views)

The restaurant’s Tysons location closed on Friday, June 21, after 10 years at 8045 Leesburg Pike.

9. Body Found Along Leesburg Pike in Tysons (9,779 views)

In May, Fairfax County police said a body was found along Leesburg Pike near the Spring Hill Metro station.

8. Here’s a Sneak Peek Inside the New Whole Foods Store in Tysons (9,918 views)

Before the new Whole Foods opened to the public in The Boro, Tysons Reporter got to check out the store.

7. Here’s What’s Opening With the Whole Foods in Tysons (9,981 views)

Before Whole Foods opened, Tysons Reporter rounded up a list of other retailers and eateries waiting to piggyback off of that launch.

6. Roads Closed in Tysons Area Following Major Flooding (10,205 views) 

Tysons Reporter kept readers updated on road closures and weather-related incidents when severe flooding hit the Tysons area on July 8.

5. Tysons Malls Extend Hours For Black Friday Shopping (10,761 views)

Tysons Corner Center and Tysons Galleria had extended their hours for shoppers on one of the biggest shopping days of the year.

4. Fairfax County Investigating American Disposal Services for Failed Trash Pick-Ups (11,314 views)

In the spring, Fairfax County’s Board of Supervisors decided to investigate reports of missed trash pick-ups by a solid waste and recycling collection company in preparation to take legal action. (The county ended up fining American Disposal Services.)

3. Nothing Found After Police Respond to Reports of Man With Weapon at Gannett HQ (13,323 views)

Fairfax County police responded en masse to reports of a man with a weapon at Gannett headquarters in Tysons one day in August. Police said that after a thorough investigation, “our detectives have concluded no criminal activity occurred.”

2. Lord and Taylor Closing at Tysons Corner Center With Clearance Sale (25,503 views)

Shoppers can find 20-40% discounts at Lord and Taylor before the department store closes at Tysons Corner Center in January.

1. Macy’s in Tysons Galleria Closing With Big Clearance Sale (29,019 views)

The biggest story of 2019 for Tysons Reporter focused on the discounts at Macy’s in January ahead of its closure in Tysons Galleria.

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For today and tomorrow, Tysons Reporter will be counting down our most-read articles of 2019.

We’re kicking off the retrospective today with articles #11-20.

20. Rehab Company Faces Widespread Community Backlash Over Planned McLean Facility (5,746 views)

A series of new group homes by Newport Academy, a corporation that runs therapy programs treating teenagers with mental health or addiction problems, faced a backlash from residents at a meeting in April.

19. Whole Foods Picks New Space in Downtown Falls Church (6,165 views)

The grocery chain signed a lease in early November to anchor the redevelopment of the corner of E. Broad and N. Washington streets, according to Falls Church News-Press.

18. Danielle’s Desserts Closing at Tysons Galleria in August (6,258 views)

The Tysons Galleria bakery announced that it would close in August.

17. Fairfax County Considering Parking Space Reduction for Malls in Tysons (6,793 views)

In October, Fairfax County started to consider reducing its parking requirements for its largest malls in the county — the two in Tysons, Fair Oaks and Springfield Town Center. (Ultimately, the Board of Supervisors approved the change.)

16. Here’s When The Boro Developments Are Set to Start Opening (6,924 views)

In February, Tysons Reporter gave readers an update on when the residential and retail components of the new Tysons development would open their doors.

15. Here Are the Candidates Running in Fairfax County Races (7,243 views)

Ahead of the November election, Tysons Reporter created a short guide to the candidates running in the local races affecting Tysons residents and information on when and where to vote.

14. Three People Injured in Electrical Incident in Tysons (7,318 views)

Three workers were injured while installing a conduit box and more than a thousand people were without power along Greensboro Drive in Tysons one September afternoon after a contractor cut into energized cables.

13. Five Tysons-Area High Schools Make U.S. News’ Top Virginia Schools List (7,484 views)

Several public high schools in the Tysons-area, including Langley and McLean high schools, made the cut for U.S. News and World Report’s annual roundup of best high schools on the state and national levels.

12. Tysons Biergarten Closing Ahead of New ‘Shipgarten’ in Scotts Run (7,872 views)

The Tysons Biergarten announced its upcoming closure by the Greensboro Metro station. The owners behind the beer garden are planning to open a new concept called The Shipgarten at Scotts Run that is set to open in spring 2020.

11. Here’s the Latest on the Restaurants, Stores Coming to The Boro (8,187 views)

Another update in June told readers which retailers and restaurants were lined up to come to The Boro development.

Check back tomorrow for the countdown of the top 10 stories.

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The Fairfax County delegation to the General Assembly will hold a public hearing for the upcoming 2020 session.

The hearing will take place on Saturday, Jan. 4 at 9 a.m. in the board room of the Fairfax County Government Center (12000 Government Center Parkway).

Residents interested in speaking at the hearing should register online or contact the county’s Department of Clerk Services at 703-324-3151 by Thursday, Jan. 2.

Only county residents can speak either on behalf of themselves or an organization serving county residents. All speakers will be allocated three minutes to address the delegation. The hearing will be streamed online.

The 2020 session convenes on Wednesday, Jan. 8. More information about key dates is available online.

This story was written by Fatimah Waseem and also appeared on our sister site Reston Now.

Photo via Fairfax County/Facebook

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With the holiday season in full swing, several residents in McLean are turning the exteriors of their homes into festive showcases.

Tysons Reporter spotted more than a dozen houses in the Ingleside and Langley areas with colorful lights and elaborate decorations. Blue-colored snowflake projections onto the side of the homes seemed to be a popular choice this year.

Check out the gallery above and let us know in the comments if you have — or are planning to — deck your residence or business with holiday spirit this year.

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