A new craft beer store is coming to Avenir Place by the Dunn Loring-Merrifield Metro station.
Black Dog Beer Shop is set to open this fall at 2672M Avenir Place, according to a liquor license application.
“The goal of Black Dog Beer Shop is to provide a craft beer store with a large variety of local craft beers,” according to the beer shop’s website.
People can expect to find local brews at the shop, including Port City Brewing, Aslin Beer Co. and Ornery Beer Company, along with taps for growler fill-ups.
Owner Tyler, who is a disabled Marine veteran, said on the website that he is opening the store because “I wanted a place to grab a beer with my dog.”
As for the dog behind the store’s name?
“Ash, the black dog in Black Dog Beer Shop, is currently 8 months and well over to 80 lbs… Some of his favorite chew toys include stainless steel, wood and iron. Don’t leave your beer unattended around him, he will definitely steal it!” the website says.
A husband and wife team have opened a business franchise that cleans and does maintenance on homes in the Tysons area.
Carmen Hendricks and Chad Akers, who both have backgrounds in real estate, decided to join the TruBlue Total House Care franchise after looking for affordable home care in the area, according to a press release.
“There was definitely a need for a holistic, reasonably-priced approach to exterior and interior home maintenance in this area that could help seniors stay in their homes longer and be great for busy professionals, like ourselves, who want to spend less time working on their own homes and more time with family and friends,” Hendricks said.
TruBlue Total House Care of Vienna provides handyman, maid, lawn and seasonal services in Vienna, Oakton, Tysons, McLean, Great Falls, Falls Church and Dunn Loring.
The business offers a monthly maintenance program, along with services to homeowners, realtors and rental property owners who need help with moving maintenance and commercial services for business clients.
“We both love this area, but have never felt like we’ve gotten to know the community or the people who live here, other than those we have met through work,” she said. “We want to be the neighbor you can trust with all of your house care needs.”
Photo courtesy TruBlue Total House Care of Vienna
A new convenience store may soon open in Merrifield.
The Bodega will move into a space at 2730 Gallows Road near the Dunn Loring Metro station.
It is unclear when the business will open, but the owner recently placed a banner outside the shop announcing the new location saying the bodega is “coming soon.”
A pending liquor license application indicates that the shop wants to sell beer and wine.
Tysons Reporter reached out to but did not hear back from the owner.
Catherine Douglas Moran contributed to this story.
A person has been struck by a train at the Dunn Loring-Merrifield Metro station.
The incident was first reported by Fairfax County Fire and Rescue around 2:15 p.m. Firefighters were “working to access” the person struck by the train, the fire department said via social media; the person has since been extricated from under the train and taken to a local hospital.
Orange Line trains heading toward Vienna are instead terminating at West Falls Church, Metro said, with shuttle buses running between the West Falls Church and Vienna stations.
UPDATE – person struck by metro train in the 2600 block of Avenir Place in Merrifield: person has been extricated from under metro train. Crews will be transporting to an area hospital momentarily. #FCFRD #FairfaxCounty @MetroTransitPD pic.twitter.com/kwGypBi761
— Fairfax Fire/Rescue (@ffxfirerescue) July 17, 2019
Orange Line Alert: Trains originating from New Carrollton will terminate at West Falls Church due to a person struck by a train at Dunn Loring.
— Metrorail Info (@Metrorailinfo) July 17, 2019
Orange Line Alert: Shuttle trains operate between Vienna and West Falls Church only due to a person struck by a train at Dunn Loring.
— Metrorail Info (@Metrorailinfo) July 17, 2019
Fairfax County police are investigating a burglary at a McLean pool and tennis club over the weekend.
Police said that two men broke into the Hamlet Swim and Tennis Club (8209 Dunsinane Court) around 1 a.m. on Sunday (June 23) and stole a safe.
“Both suspects are described as white and in their late teens,” according to the police report.
Other crime incidents over the weekend in the Tysons area include a burglary in a home in the 7400 block of Old Maple Square around 4 a.m. on Friday (June 21).
In a separate incident on Friday, police said a man grabbed a woman from behind and stole her wallet around midnight in the 2600 block of Avenir Place by the Dunn Loring-Merrifield Metro station.
“The man was described as Asian, in his 20s, 5’8″ and skinny,” according to the police report.
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The Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board approved $250,000 in grant funding for Fairfax County to test driverless technology in public transportation, according to a press release. Fairfax County will provide $50,000 in local match funding to the pilot.
The program was the topic of extensive discussion at a Fairfax County Board of Supervisors work session yesterday (Tuesday). The pilot project will have an autonomous shuttle running from the Dunn Loring-Merrifield Metro station to the Mosaic District, closing a 1-mile transit gap between the two locations.
The project is a collaboration between Fairfax County and Dominion Energy, which would identify, select and purchase the shuttles.
The shuttle would be free to ride with no ticket or pass needed.
The work session included a discussion of safety challenges related to operating an autonomous shuttle, particularly the challenge of getting the shuttle across Lee Highway. The press release noted that the shuttles will undergo extensive testing before passenger service can begin and a safety steward will be on board to monitor operations.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is set to consider the formal partnership agreement at the Tuesday, June 25, Board of Supervisors meeting.
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Lane closures are expected around Vienna this week as part of the I-66 Outside the Beltway Project.
According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, crews will continue corridor-wide roadway maintenance this week with multi-lane closures along I-66 including stretches near the Dunn Loring Metro station and the Beltway interchange.
On Friday (May 17), I-66 is expected to have lane closures from the Beltway to Nutley Street in Vienna. Three lanes will be closed on the westbound side from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. to implement long-term lane shifts. At the Nutley Street intersection, repaving work is also planned for the median.
VDOT estimates an extra 20-minutes of stoppages, and slowdowns should be expected.
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An animal hospital and furniture store are coming to a building in Merrifield between the Dunn Loring Metro station and the Mosaic District.
A building permit says that 8300 Merrifield Avenue, Suite C is getting an interior alteration for the Dunn Loring Animal Hospital.
A sign on a door facing Merrifield Avenue says that the Mina Design Gallery will have a “grand re-opening coming soon” after trading in its Vienna location for the new Merrifield spot. A moving truck by the door said Mina’s former location at 8590 Leesburg Pike was “Closing our doors forever. Everything must go!!!”
The Merrifield furniture gallery is open by appointment open until May 5, according to Mina’s website.
Built in the 1970s, the building housed Columbia College, which offers English as a Second Language program, and Rice Bar Factory. The building recently had work done to remove asbestos, according to a different permit.
A small parcel of forest along Prosperity Avenue leading into the Dunn Loring Metro parking garage is likely going to be replaced by a new substation to power the Metro.
The green space is a casualty of plans to expand I-66, which would displace an existing substation along the route.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) is currently seeking permission to relocate the substation.
“The relocation will affect the existing open space for the entire 15.383 acres of the WMATA Property and will diminish it approximately 5,778 square feet,” WMATA said in the application.
But the substation isn’t the only thing that could be relocated. Last fall, the Virginia Department of Transportation announced plans that some residents along I-66 could be relocated to make way for the construction.
A Fairfax County Planning Commission hearing scheduled for June 26 will consider the plan.
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(Updated at 11 a.m.) A Vienna man has been arrested and charged with a bias crime at a Korean-American church in Dunn Loring.
Fairfax County Police say the man entered the Church For All Nations at 8526 Amanda Place around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday and “destroyed a glass altar.”
“Our officers found Laith Faisal, 26, of Vienna, inside and arrested him for destruction of property and entering property with the intent to damage,” said FCPD.
In its crime report, FCPD described the incident as a bias crime but did not elaborate further. Police spokesman 2nd Lt. John Lieb told Tysons Reporter that “the case remains active and information regarding the offender’s suspected motivation cannot be released.”
The damage is estimated at more than $1,000, according to police. As a result of the size of the loss and the circumstances, Faisal is facing two felony charges.
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