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Though Whole Foods at the Boro still isn’t open, shops and local businesses are gearing up to open their doors. Other eateries and businesses coming to the area include Flower Child, Ethan Allen, Fish Taco and Colour Bar Studio.
Chef Geoff’s closed their doors back in June after 10 years of business in the area.
Wawa announced their upcoming presence in Vienna last year. Last week, Wawa unveiled that they are aiming to open April 2020, offering customers a fuel-free store.
Fairfax County police found a body near the Spring Hill Metro station back in May but noted there was no threat to the public.
In July, major flooding hit the Northern Virginia area, damaging local homes and several roads in the Tysons area.
American Disposal Services was under fire in May for failing to pick up trash, leading to an investigation by Fairfax County. The county later fined the collection company $2,500.
In November 2018, Apple considered putting a new office in Tysons near Scotts Run.
After a scare in early August, police determined that there was no threat to the Gannett HQ building in Tysons.
Apple reportedly considered bringing a campus to Tysons around the time tech-hub Amazon was eyeing Arlington. While Amazon decided to come to Arlington, Apple’s expansion plans don’t seem to include Fairfax County.
Macy’s offered customers discounts of 20-40% after announcing their closure in January at Tysons Galleria.
Tysons Reporter will soon have a sister site in Alexandria.
As Washingtonian reported, ALXnow — feel free to call it “Alexandria Now” — will offer “high-tempo online coverage” of “a mix of news about local government, transportation, restaurant openings, and the culture of the neighborhoods it serves.”
Our team is looking forward to providing a fresh look at Alexandria, with more immediate, online-only coverage that is intended for all who live, work or follow happenings in the city. Whether you rent an apartment in Old Town, own a house in the West End, work along Eisenhower Avenue or frequently visit Del Ray, we will be providing coverage that’s relevant and interesting to you.
Make sure to check out the new site when it launches Oct. 1 — the same week as Tysons Reporter’s one-year birthday — for Miles’ witty headlines and detailed civic coverage.
What started as a Jewish bagel market in Tysons now serves up bagels and breakfast with a Korean twist.
The family-owned Tysons Bagel Market (8137 Leesburg Pike) began serving customers in 1994. Though ownership switched hands throughout the years, it is currently run by couple Nari Ha and Sang Sun Han, along with their daughter Jisoo.
The family acquired the business back in 2001 after the then-owner decided to sell the market and move onto another venture, according to Jisoo, who took on the role of company spokesperson.
Since then, they’ve incorporated their Korean heritage into their recipes, Jisoo said, adding that they are always trying out new things and making cultural changes to the menu, like their omelets.
Prior to the family’s acquisition of Tysons Bagel Market, her father always wanted to run a business, Jisoo said, but wasn’t sure how.
When they acquired the bagel market, the family “went in without knowing anything about bagels” — they were not even sure how to make a bagel or run a bakery, she said, adding that the previous owner gave them tips and tricks on how to be successful.
Today, Tysons Bagel Market operates seven days a week from 5 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekdays and 6 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekends. Jisoo said they bake thousands of bagels every week in a variety of flavors — her favorites are the blueberry and jalapeno ones.
The business continues to grow as they now offer wholesale production and see people from “different regions” frequenting their restaurant.
Jisoo said her family wants to continue serving the community with their fresh bagels made with wholesome ingredients.
The celebration is set for Saturday, July 20, from noon to 1:58 a.m. at the Biergarten (8346 Leesburg Pike).
According to the Facebook post:
We will be looking back on all the good times that wouldn’t be possible without you! We will have vendors, food, live music, games, and of course beer! Not to mention we will also be doing a free festival to help celebrate our birthday! Our third anniversary only happens once in our lifetime so make sure you don’t miss it!
Events at the party include a stein-hoisting contest and free giveaways.
While the upstairs is still the German beer-hall scene the brand was built on, the Biergarten recently converted the long tables downstairs into the Room 7 speakeasy — featuring a dress code and rotating music selection with a particular focus on international themes.
Tysons Biergarten had originally been planned to fill the space until nearby developments came online. But while The Boro is close to opening, Biergarten owner Matt Rofougaran said his restaurant is slated to stay in their location at least through the end of the year.
McLean Company’s $1 Billion Sustainability Plan — Candy maker Mars, Inc., based in McLean and the largest private company in Fairfax County, “has pledged to invest $1 billion over the next few years to support efforts involving renewable energy, food sourcing, cross-industry action groups and farmers.” [FCEDA]
Hunter Mill Candidates Skeptical of Development — “In the Hunter Mill District, home to both Reston and Vienna, current member Cathy Hudgins is retiring. The three declared candidates, thus far, all have platforms which argue the county has been too favorable to development.” [Greater Greater Washington]
Store Closing at Tysons Corner Center — Clothing retailer Charlotte Russe has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is reportedly closing nearly 100 stores, including its Tysons Corner Center location. [Fox 5]
Vienna Inn Anniversary — “The Vienna Inn sells over 10,000 of its famous chili dogs every month, so it wouldn’t be easy to tally all the chili dogs sales since its 1960 opening. What we do know is the Vienna Inn has been open for 59 years and will mark its anniversary in February.” [Patch]
Teen Charged for Menacing Video — “A video showing a masked figure pulling a gun out of the trunk of a car in front of Wakefield High School has led to an arrest and charges against a Falls Church teenager.” [ARLnow]