MOD Pizza — a pizza restaurant chain — is coming to the Pike 7 Plaza shopping center in Tysons.
The new MOD Pizza location isn’t the first in the area — there’s another at 168 Maple Avenue W. in Vienna that opened in 2016 — but the chain has been undergoing a widespread growth in the D.C. region.
It is unknown when the location plans to open, but the company is currently looking for a general manager for the Tysons location with a base salary of $68,100.
Construction is also ongoing at an enclosed JP Morgan Chase kiosk between MOD Pizza and Honeygrow.
Formerly known as Burlington Coat Factory, the national off-price department store chain will set up shop in Sports Authority’s former spot at 8355 Leesburg Pike.
The store will help occupy one of the noticeable gaps in the shopping center. The space for Pier 1 Imports, which shuttered its doors at 8311 Leesburg Pike in January, currently has a “For Lease” sign.
A sign outside of the Greensboro Metro station says that the store is “coming soon” and asks people interested in jobs to text “RETAIL” to 97211.
Building permits indicate that work, including demolition and framing, is getting done on the site.
Three years after construction started, the 32-story luxury-apartment tower Lumen in the heart of Tysons is now leasing and soon to open.
The building is still undergoing the final phases of construction, with hard hat touring of the location starting later in April. The first move-ins are planned to start this summer.
Lumen Apartments is located northeast of the Leesburg Pike-Chain Bridge Road junction, and since it topped-out last July it has dominated the Chain Bridge Road skyline. The Lumen is part of a series of new mixed-use projects planned near the Greensboro Metro station, which notably include The Boro project just to the north.
The Lumen project contains 398 units on 25 floors, from studios to two-bedroom apartments. The 15th floor of the building has a fitness center and yoga area.
Rental rates at the Lumen are not currently available, but a representative of the apartment complex told Tysons Reporter the information would be forthcoming over the next 30 days.
Fairfax County police are looking for witnesses to help clear up conflicting accounts of a reckless driving incident last week.
Police say the incident took place last Friday (April 5) on Beulah Road between Leesburg Pike and Old Courthouse Road. According to FCPD:
We received complaints of reckless driving around 5:45 p.m. involving three cars — a black Honda Civic, a blue Honda Civic and a silver Honda Accord. One car was forced off the road and caused several nearby drivers to have to avoid collisions.
The drivers were identified, but police said they provided conflicting accounts of the event.
The incident is believed to have started in Maryland but continued down into Fairfax County, police said. There were no injuries.
“We would like to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the aggressive driving behavior of these individuals at that time,” police said in the press release. “Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is asked to call Master Police Officer C. R. Quattrin at the McLean District Station at 703-556-7750.”
Tips can also be submitted anonymously online, by calling 1-866-411-TIPS or by texting “TIP187” plus the message to CRIMES (274637). Tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1000 if the information leads to an arrest.
(Updated 9:30 a.m.) Bars in Virginia can now legally advertise their happy hour specials, so here’s a look at what some of the local bars have to offer.
The law had previously allowed bars to advertise the hours but not the prices, but a lawsuit from Chef Geoff’s in Tysons led to the state legislature to amend the law.
So in honor of Chef Geoff’s success, here are some of the happy hours around Tysons:
- Chef Geoff’s Tysons (8045 Leesburg Pike): Wednesday-Sunday from 3-7 p.m. and all day Monday and Tuesday until 9 p.m. The happy hour specials include $7 wines, $8 cocktails, and $1 off all draft beers. In addition to discounted bar snacks, all pizzas are $4 and burgers are half priced.
- Paddy Barry’s (8150 Leesburg Pike): Monday-Friday from 3-7 p.m. Domestic beers are discounted by $2, with $3 off all appetizers. House red and white wines are $5.
- BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse (8027 Leesburg Pike): Monday-Friday from 3-7 p.m. and from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Specials vary by day.
- Eddie V’s (7900 Tysons One Place): Monday-Sunday from 4-7 p.m. Cocktails and wine glasses are $8 and there are discounts on oysters and other small seafood dishes.
- La Sandia (7852 Tysons Corner Center): Sunday-Friday from 4-9 p.m. Margaritas are available normal or frozen from $5 to $7. Tacos are three for $8 and a sampler platter of guacamole, quesadilla, wings, taquitos and Mexican corn is available for $15.
- Gordon Biersch (7861 Tysons Corner Center): Sunday-Friday from 3-6:30 p.m. All beers, wines and cocktails are $2 off.
- Earls Kitchen and Bar (7902 Tysons One Place): Every day from 3-6 p.m. and Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 p.m.-closing. Most food is discounted and drink discounts vary by day.
- Wildfire (Tysons Galleria, 2001 International Dr): Weekdays from 3-6 p.m. Staff at the restaurant said the restaurant offers half-price appetizers, $7 cocktails and “a couple dollars off” wines and beers.
- ENTYSE Wine Bar and Lounge (Tysons Galleria/Ritz Carlton, 1700 Tysons Blvd): Monday-Friday from 3-6 p.m. Drinks and fries are $5, with a flight of rare wines available for $55.
- Greenhouse Bistro (2070 Chain Bridge Road): Monday-Friday from 4-7 p.m. Cocktails, Pinot Noir and Pinot Grigio for $6. Sangria and draught beers are $5. Appetizers, pizzas and fries range from $5-10.
- Xtreme Wings and Bar (8119 Watson St): Monday-Friday from 3-7 p.m. Staff said all beer and food is 15 percent off the regular price.
- Ten Penh (7900 Westpark): Monday-Friday from 4-7 p.m. A variety of beers, wines, cocktails and snacks are $5.
The Tysons Biergarten also offers a happy hour on weekdays from 3-9 p.m. but the payment system operates differently. Friday happy hours are 3-9 p.m. with a Tyson’s Lager and Eggenberg Pilsner, in addition to a 5-9 p.m. happy hour on all American draft beers, all for $5. On Monday’s, the bar features $2 Lionshead all day. On Sunday’s, it’s $5 Tyson’s Lager from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
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Davita Dialysis is bringing a new kidney care facility near the Dulles Toll Road in Vienna.
Davita offers home calls, health centers around the U.S. and conducts clinical research to improve kidney care.
Davita signed a lease back in December for a 4,008-square-foot space at 8605 Westwood Center Drive, according to Renaud Consulting, a commercial real estate company.
The spot is near the intersection of Leesburg Pike and the Dulles Toll Road.
An opening date for the Vienna facility has not been announced yet.
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Tysons Biergarten is giving locals what may be their last opportunity to order beers from Michigan-based Bell’s Brewery, which recently stopped shipping to Virginia.
The Richard Times-Dispatch reported that the Michigan-based brewery’s departure from the Virginia market stems partly from an unresolved distribution dispute.
Bell’s Brewery, the 16th-largest brewery in the country and the seventh-largest craft brewery, announced on Feb. 1 that it would stop shipping its beer to the entire state after ceasing shipments to the Richmond-area market in December, according to the Times-Dispatch.
The final farewell to the brewery started at 11 a.m. today (Friday, March 15) at the Tysons Biergarten (8346 Leesburg Pike). The event goes until 2 a.m. Saturday.
Here’s what you can order:
- Bell’s Amber
- Flamingo Fruit Fight
- Lager of Lakes
- Bell’s 2 Hearted Ale
- Expedition Stout
- Kalamazoo Stout
Locals are encouraged to register for the free event.
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Updated at 4:45 p.m. — Police identified the pedestrian at 72-year-old Chandra Bhandari, of Falls Church. According to police, Bhandari was found dead at the scene.
“Preliminarily, detectives believe Bhandari was crossing the on-ramp from eastbound Leesburg Pike to southbound I-495 between 6 and 6:30 a.m. and was hit by a vehicle,” police said in a press release. “The motorist did not stop and drove away from the scene. Speed appears to be a factor for the driver. Neither alcohol nor drugs appear to be factors for Bhandari.”
Earlier: Police are investigating after a driver struck and killed a pedestrian at the ramp from eastbound Leesburg Pike onto southbound I-495.
Fairfax County Police believe the crash happened around 7 a.m. this morning (Tuesday).
The vehicle involved fled the scene shortly after the incident, they say.
Police briefly closed a section of the highway to account for the investigation, but most of Leesburg Pike has since reopened to traffic. The eastbound ramp to southbound I-495 remains closed.
Our Crash Reconstruction Unit is investigating after a pedestrian was hit and killed at the ramp from eastbound Leesburg Pike to southbound I495. The vehicle involved left the scene. Eastbound Leesburg Pike remains closed for the investigation. Please avoid the area. #FCPD pic.twitter.com/xvfCAPKdPM
— Fairfax County Police (@FairfaxCountyPD) February 26, 2019
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Despite being tucked around the back of an office building at 8500 Leesburg Pike, Italian Gardens is already a popular local lunch spot.
But new plans to bring beer and wine to the store could make it a go-to spot for a midday drink.
The restaurant isn’t visible from the main street, but is frequently crowded around lunch. The relatively inexpensive menu offers a variety of subs, wraps and pizzas.
Italian Gardens filed an ABC permit last November. If the permit is approved, an employee at the restaurant said the current plans are to add wine and beer to the menu and hopefully develop a system to deliver beers like any other food delivery.
The ABC status is listed as pending, with no word yet on when beer delivery could start up.
Update on 2/16/19 — In a Facebook post, Great American Restaurants announced that the new location will be a “coupling” of Patsy’s American and Randy’s Prime Seafood and Steaks. According to the post:
We are excited to announce, Patsy’s American and Randy’s Prime Seafood & Steaks will be “coupled together” on Leesburg Pike in Tysons Corner – with Best Buns Bakery & Cafe opening next door. Named by children Jill, Jon and Timmy Norton – and Great American Restaurants – in honor of founder Randy Norton and his wife Patsy Norton’s 50 years of marriage and nearly five successful decades dedicated to the hospitality industry.
It’s a mouthful, but it accurately describes a planned restaurant said to have bakery, American food and sports bar components.
The new restaurant is being built at 8051 Leesburg Pike, formerly the site of a Chili’s and On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, before both were torn down.
The new location is under construction, with a manager at a nearby location from the same company saying the new restaurant was planning to open in June or July.
According to a legal notice in the Washington Post, the restaurant is currently seeking approval to sell alcohol at the site as well. The license is being filed under the name “Fred’s Food Group LLC,” whose only online reference is in connection with this restaurant.