Tysons, VA

When Solace Brewing opens a new location in Falls Church, people can expect a casual spot to grab beers.

Called Solace Outpost, the new pub will take over the spot previously filled by Max Fox Brewing and include food from BlackFinn and Freebyrd Chicken, according to a press release.

Co-founder Jon Humerick said Solace decided to partner with H2 Collective and Pub Partners, which runs BlackFinn and Freebyrd, because the agreement allows each vendor to play to their strengths and best serve future customers of Solace Outpost.

“We’re the beer guys, we know brewing. We don’t know restaurants,” he told Tysons Reporter.

While Mad Fox Brewing had more of a sit-down, formal atmosphere, according to Humerick, he said he plans for Solace Outpost to be causal. “It’s going to be similar to what we have here in Sterling.”

The location will feature both indoor and outdoor seating and have “rustic-industrial” decorations — including wood accents and a concrete bar, he said.

Solace Outpost will be the company’s second brewing location, and Humerick said the location will produce a “significant volume” of beer.

“The new brewery will feature experimental IPAs and other beers and methods, such as kettle sours and smaller batches but will keep a core quartet of Solace favorites — Sun’s Out Hops Out, Lucy Juicy, Partly Cloudy and Crazy Pils — permanently on tap,” according to a press release.

Going forward, Humerick added that they are still working with Solace’s partners to work out the details and he will have more details within the coming months.

Photo via Solace Brewing/Facebook

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Orangetheory Fitness is coming to Idylwood Plaza.

The new tenant will occupy the 3,145-square-foot space that Massage Heights will vacate at the end of January, Emily Gagliardi, the leasing director for Idylwood Plaza, told Tysons Reporter.

The fitness chain is opening a location in Falls Church at 6404D Arlington Blvd.

Orangetheory Fitness offers hour-long workouts where people can choose between walking, jogging, running, biking and other activities. The studios have treadmills, bikes, striders, rowers and weights, according to the company’s website.

Photo via Orangetheory Fitness Falls Church/Facebook

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People will have to wait a few more weeks before they can enjoy a beer at The Casual Pint in the Falls Church area.

Owner Darren McClure previously told Tysons Reporter that The Casual Pint (6410 Arlington Blvd) was going to open yesterday with a grand opening party on Jan. 17, but said today (Jan. 10) that the opening has been delayed until later in January.

McClure said the spot is still awaiting inspections before it can open.

Inside The Casual Pint, employees were working on setting up the draft board, which offers guests more than two dozen drafts, which will occasionally rotate. Many of the options that will be available are locally sourced from breweries around Virginia.

McClure decided to open The Casual Pint on Arlington Blvd three years ago and has been working up to the location’s opening since.

People have already been knocking on the door, hoping the bar would be open, an employee told Tysons Reporter.

Once more people move into the Loren apartment complex next door, McClure said he expects the location to become a popular spot.

Just next door, BurgerIM, Jon Smith Subs and Orangetheory Fitness announced upcoming openings with window covers.

Construction crews were busy working outside, but it was unclear when any of the locations will open.

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Tysons Nail Lounge is now open for business in The Boro after facing some delays.

The salon opened today (Friday, Jan. 10) at noon, Emily Tran, an employee, told Tysons Reporter.

Tysons Nail Lounge was originally slated to open in November at 1640 Boro Place, Suite 205.

The salon offers more than 10 types of manicure and pedicure services, gel manicures, dipping power nails, waxing, massages, facials and eyelashes extensions, Tran said.

“Customers can enjoy sipping on organic teas, coffee, or a glass of wine while getting serviced by one of our highly trained technicians,” Tran said.

Customers can a free manicure with any pedicure or get 20% off any service until Feb. 10 for the salon’s grand opening special.

Tysons Nail Lounge is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., according to its website.

Image via Facebook

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A new toyshop that allows customers to buy, sell and borrow lightly used toys is coming to Falls Church

The Toy Nest (98 N. Washington Street) is a self-proclaimed “toy library” and will offer second-hand toys, a play space and event venue, according to the Facebook page.

“We see a future where kids borrow toys just like books at a library,” according to the website.

There will be drop-in and membership fees associated with the store’s toy borrowing services and play area, according to the location’s owner Lisa Bourven, who added that she wants to keep the fees affordable for community members of all income levels.

As the location prepares to open, staff members are collecting unusual toys for toddlers, kids’ gardening tools, non-electric musical instruments and pretend adult toys like money or cash registers, along with dry erase boards, according to the website.

Bourven said the shop won’t open until February or later because the toyshop is awaiting permits from the City of Falls Church.

People who want to sell a toy can email the store and make an appointment to meet with the owners.

Photo via The Toy Nest/Facebook

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Boardroom Salon for Men plans to expand into the D.C. area with two stores — one of which will be located in the Mosaic District.

The men’s grooming company is looking to open at 2920 District Avenue, Suite 165  — next to Fair Trade Winds — in the spring, according to a press release.

“The sophisticated salon features wood paneling, a relaxing lounge with leather chairs and a great atmosphere,” the press release says.

More from the press release:

The Benchmark is the salon’s signature service, which includes: a personal consultation, tailored haircut with precision neck shave, personalized shampoo and conditioning, scalp massage, pressure point facial massage, paraffin hand dip, steamed towel and stress-relieving hand massage…

Boardroom offers clients the opportunity to purchase three-month, six-month or annual memberships, which provides members the freedom of unlimited haircut services, plus 10 percent off all products and complimentary referral Benchmarks to giveaway. Memberships are honored at all Boardroom locations nationwide, making it convenient for frequent business travelers.

The other D.C. area location plans to open in Rockville, Md. in the spring.

Once the stores open, customers can expect the them to be open from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Fridays, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturdays and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

The Boardroom first opened in 2004 and now has locations in Arizona, Georgia, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas, according to its website.

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The proposed design for the new CubeSmart in the Town of Vienna heads to the Board of Architectural Review next week.

According to town documents, the proposed four-story facility would have roughly 130,000 gross square footage at 233 Mill Street NE — near a current facility at 300 Mill Street NE.

The BAR is set to discuss the proposed design on Tuesday (Jan. 7).

Nearby, CubeSmart is located in Tysons (1764 Old Meadow Lane), Falls Church (6875 Lee Hwy) and Merrifield (2950 Gallows Road).

Image via Town of Vienna

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For those hoping to get a jump start on their New Year’s resolutions, a new gym opened yesterday (Dec. 16) in The Boro.

F45 (1640 Boro Place, Suite 206) now offers customers a variety of training and workouts, including cardio and strength training, according to the website.

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, the center focuses on helping people improve their cardio. On Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday participants will work on strength and resistance training. The center also offers mixed-exercise classes on Saturdays.

The location is running a promotion for a week of free classes if anyone is interested in the gym. After that, a studio membership costs $50 per week for unlimited classes.

Leading up to its official opening yesterday, the location offered trial classes for community members.

Classes take place throughout the day, beginning at 5:30 a.m. A full schedule can be found online.

Around November, an independently owned Verison Wireless store (8301 Greensboro Drive) opened next door to Tropical Smoothie Cafe. The location offers phones with a variety of carrier plans.

Photo via F45/Facebook

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Tysons Corner Center has a few new tenants — including a bubble tea place and kids’ clothing store.

Moge Tee officially opened on Thanksgiving, according to the store manager, and now offers customers a variety of drinks including bubble milk tea, taro tea, tea made from fresh juices, Yakult yogurt drinks and cheese tea, which takes a form of foam on the top of the drink.

The tea shop is a chain with roughly 300 locations across the world, according to the company’s website.

Besides the new location in Tysons, there are several other stores in the U.S. — including a Falls Church location (6122-B Arlington Blvd).

When asked about potential competition with the preexisting Kung Fu Tea in Tysons Corner Center, the manager said it shouldn’t be an issue since Moge Tee offers specialized items like brown sugar bubble milk tea or cheese tea.

Moge Tee also carries Dorayki, a type of red bean pancake dessert that comes in various flavors including Oreo and taro.

Beginning next week, Moge Tee is running a buy-one-get-one-free promotion for customers who share a post on either WeChat, Facebook or Instagram and get at least eight likes, the manager said.

Nearby Moge Tee on the first level of the mall near Nordstrom, Abercrombie Kids opened roughly a month ago, according to store employees.

Business was slow at first because of the location in the mall, another employee said, adding that things began to pick up after Black Friday.

For anyone seeking employment, Abercrombie Kids is actively hiring and people can apply in-person.

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