Tysons Corner, VA

CubeSmart is looking to bring another self-storage facility to the Town of Vienna.

The town’s Board of Architectural Review will review the application during its work session tomorrow (Friday) morning.

According to town documents, the proposed four-story facility would occupy 125,000 square feet at 223 Mill Street NE — near a current facility at 300 Mill Street NE.

Elsewhere around the area, 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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Hair studio Sundown and Rise Up is coming to the former space of the Maple Avenue Market in the Town of Vienna.

Sundown and Rise Up will offer haircuts, blow-drys, coloring, highlights and balayage services, according to its website.

From the website:

Sundown & Rise Up represents a new emergence into a truly one of kind dynamic salon work space centered upon hair, creativity, freedom, community, music and positive vibrations. Sundown & Rise Up strives to provide Vienna and the neighboring communities a new kind of hair salon experience.

The Maple Avenue Market closed in February after nearly 10 years in downtown Vienna.

The studio is set to open “very early July 2019” at 128 E. Maple Avenue according to an Instagram post by the owner of the studio.

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According to county permits, a new Men’s Wearhouse could be coming to a squat, castle-looking building at 1929 Old Gallows Road off Leesburg Pike.

The building formerly had been a Petco, but has been vacant for at least a year. Construction at the building seems to include not just the former Petco, but the closed Mattress Firm that also shared the building.

Men’s Wearhouse also has locations in Reston and near Centreville and there had been one near the Greensboro Metro station.

Permits were filed in March for internal alterations to the building, and from the look of the building, any interior renovations are still in the earliest stages. Tailored Brands, the company that owns both Men’s Wearhouse and Joseph A. Bank, could not be reached for comment, so the estimated time for completion is not currently known.

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EcoPlay, a new children’s playspace in Tysons, is planning to open in early July.

The indoor play area is currently under construction in Pike7 Plaza, replacing the Performance Bicycle Shop that closed in January.

A store representative said the location had been hoping to open in June, but is more likely eyeing early-to-mid July.

According to the company’s website:

When you enter EcoPlay, your children’s eyes will light up as they encounter our beautiful indoor play space. We believe in play that encourages exploration, learning and imagination.  We provide children with a space to explore new abilities through a wide variety of interactive games, learning events and educational toys. Every inch of EcoPlay was hand-selected to promote healthy and safe play.

Two-hour open playtime supervised by a parent or other responsible adult costs $20 per child, or a child can be dropped off for supervised play for $30.

The facility will also offers private or semi-private party spaces for up to 25 children for three hours.

Image via EcoPlay/Facebook

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Orthodontics company Candid has a “coming soon” sign in Tysons Corner Center.

Candid offers a direct-to-consumer approach by shipping clear, orthodontist-designed, aligners for about $2,000 to customers. Recently, the company raised $63 million, Forbes reported.

Candid will be a tenant of BrandBox, a collection of pop-up stores in the mall. Located on the lower level, Candid will neighbor The Lounge near H&M.

Currently, Candid is looking to hire a retail sales associate.

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Co-working area Spaces is coming to The Boro development later this year, adding to its growing D.C.-area presence.

The Meridian Group, the developers behind The Boro, announced the newcomer today (May 30).

“Spaces specializes in building creative workspaces, and The Loft will be a perfect home for this dynamic company,” Tom Boylan, the senior vice president of The Meridian Group, said in a press release.

Spaces will occupy the fourth and fifth floors in The Loft (1640 Boro Place), an industrial-style, five-story-tall building with three floors of office space and two stories of retail. The co-working company is leasing about 50,000 square feet — 66 percent of the office space in The Loft, according to the press release.

Spaces is a coworking brand that provides flexible workspaces under the parent company IWG, which has more than 50 U.S. locations. Michael Beretta, the vice president on network development for IWG, said that Spaces plans to double its number of locations this year.

“The entire DC metro area has seen a meteoric rise in startups looking to call this area home base,” Beretta said in the press release. “As a result, we’ve seen an increase in demand from businesses of all sizes that are looking for flexible working solutions.”

Currently, Spaces has three spots in Virginia — Reston, Arlington and Alexandria — and an upcoming one totaling two in D.C.

“[Spaces’] new home in Tysons will be a perfect complement to our growing community,” Boylan said.

Photo via Facebook and rendering courtesy The Meridian Group

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Code Ninjas, a franchise aimed at teaching kids to code, recently arrived in downtown Falls Church.

A grand opening on Saturday (May 18) welcomed Code Ninjas into 510 S. Washington Street, Suite F.

Code Ninjas teaches kids ages 7-14 to code with a game-based curriculum, advancing from the white belt for beginners to the black belt — the most advanced status, according to its website.

Spanning more than three dozen states, Code Ninjas’ opening in Falls Church marks its 13th franchise location in Virginia.

The Falls Church location offers classes on Javascript, coding video games, creating websites, building Minecraft worlds and programming drones.

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Candytopia is looking to bring its sugary art installations to Tysons.

Curated by Jackie Sorkin from TLC’s “Candy Queen,” the interactive art pop-up made with candy describes itself as an “outrageously interactive candy wonderland” with flying unicorn pigs and a marshmallow tsunami. The pop-ups usually last about four months.

Candytopia’s chief executive officer told the Washington Business Journal that the pop-up concept, which occupies between 14,000 and 25,000 square feet, is looking to open in the Tysons area in the next year.

Candytopia recently opened in Atlanta and Dallas and is “coming soon” to Houston. Tickets vary by location — regular admission for the Atlanta one costs $28, while the Dallas one is $30.

Previously, Candytopia has rolled into San Francisco, Minneapolis-St. Paul and New York City.

Photo via Facebook

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Hot off the launch of a new Vienna location, Fairfax-based Virginia Tire and Auto recently announced a new location in Tysons.

The car repair shop is set to open in the former Merchant’s Tire and Auto Centers at 2055 Chain Bridge Road, across the street from Tysons’ infamous Toilet Bowl building.

Noelle Malley, a spokesperson for the chain, said the Tysons location is expected to open in fall 2019 and will provide 20 new jobs.

The franchise first opened in 1976 and expanded outside of Northern Virginia for the first time with a new Richmond location.

Virginia Tire and Auto also announced that a new location in Herndon will open this fall.

Photo via Google Maps

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The showroom’s closet full of prop Gucci and Saks Fifth Avenue bags says just about everything you need to know about The Monarch — Tyson’s new mega-rich condominium building under construction.

Yesterday (Wednesday), developer Renaissance held a project launch celebration inside their ninth-floor office in the Ritz-Carlton (1650 Tysons Blvd) overlooking the site.

The office also doubles as a fully furnished model residence. Renaissance staff guided prospective residents through lavish bedrooms and kitchens, noting amenities like a direct-access elevator that opens right into the living room and white-glove lobby attendants who can carry groceries for residents.

The building offers a kind of opulence unfathomable to anyone making less than $100,000 a year. Units in The Monarch range from $600,000 to just over $3 million.

Kami Kraft, the vice president of The Mayhood Company, which is marketing the project, said the types of employment in Tysons and the proximity to Tysons Galleria were indicative to a need in the area for new luxury condominiums.

The building is currently under construction and is scheduled to open in late 2020.

The project is part of the Arbor Row development, a 19-acre stretch of mixed-use buildings along Westpark Drive. The first building of the project, the residential Nouvelle, was completed in 2015 and the next phase, the senior living facility The Mather, is going to the Fairfax County Planning Commission tonight.

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