Tysons, VA

A currently vacant spot along Maple Avenue will soon be selling alcohol instead of armoires.

Virginia ABC is planning to relocate in the Town of Vienna to move into the former home of Posh! (419B Maple Ave. E.) in the Maple Avenue Shopping Center.

The relocation will let ABC expand, Dawn Eischen, a Virginia ABC spokesperson, told Tysons Reporter.

“This location will allow us to provide a wider selection of products, meet market demands and better serve our customers,” Eischen said.

Eischen said that the current store (436 Maple Ave. E.) is 4,600 square feet, while the former Posh! space is 6,000 square feet.

Posh!, a furniture retailer, left its longtime Maple Avenue home early last year, with the owner partially blaming traffic, parking and development woes. The store moved to 200 Dominion Road NE late last year.

The prominent storefront was one of several vacant spaces that the Town of Vienna has been working to fill with tenants, along with new efforts to help support small businesses that are already in the town.

It will still be a few months before shoppers can step foot in the space.

“Virginia ABC is in the permitting phase and we expect to open the new location in May or June,” Eischen said.

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Luggage Plus isn’t currently open in Tysons Corner Center, but the store plans to soon return to the mall.

The store was located in a spot on the first level near Nordstrom. When Tysons Reporter stopped by earlier this week, the space was empty and locked up.

An employee at the Luggage Plus store in the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City said that the store closed to move to a different spot in the Tysons mall. The employee said shoppers can expect the new store to open in a few weeks.

A spokesperson for the mall confirmed to Tysons Reporter that the mall is working with Luggage Plus to finalize an alternate, permanent location, saying that the former space was a temporary lease.

Hat tip to Chuck and Polly D.

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Little Birdies Boutique, a kids’ clothing store, is now in Tysons Galleria.

The store celebrated its new location with a grand opening on Saturday (Feb. 29). The store is next to Saks Fifth Avenue on the mall’s third level.

This is the second location for the clothing store, which first opened in D.C.’s Georgetown neighborhood in 2014, according to the store’s website.

The store sells kids’ clothing from newborns to size 10. Shoppers can find spring clothing, games, accessories and gear.

“Little Birdies Boutique takes a southern approach to children’s wear offering nostalgic traditional clothing mixed in with fun playful styles,” according to the website.

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Stationery and gift company Paper Source is set to open its doors in The Boro tomorrow (Thursday).

An employee at the store told Tysons Reporter about the store’s planned opening at 1643 Boro Place.

Paper Source has nearby locations in Reston, the Mosaic District and D.C. At the store, shoppers can expect to find stationery, cards, crafts supplies, decorations and gift wrap.

The store will be the latest newcomer in the Tysons development near the Greensboro Metro station — North Italia and Fish Taco opened a few weeks ago.

The store will be open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sundays, the employee said.

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Conte’s Bike Shop is moving into Falls Plaza in the City of Falls Church.

A sign indicates that the new store will occupy a 3,767-square-foot space in the shopping center.

Conte’s has a store nearby at 7121 Leesburg Pike, Suite 101. A sign along the Washington and Old Dominion Trail points cyclists and pedestrians to the Leesburg Pike store.

Conte’s offers bikes, gear, car racks, lighting, maintenance and other things for bicycles. People can find stores in Florida, Virginia and D.C.

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So far this year, Tysons Corner Center seems to have new changes every week — from stores and restaurants closing to announcements of newcomers.

Beeboy, a plush toy company that had just arrived in the mall, now appears to be closed for good. The store occupied the former spot of candy store Sugarfina on the first level by Macy’s. The store was open in January, but last week, the windows were covered and the sign was taken down.

Meanwhile, All Star Sports has moved from the second level near Barnes and Noble to the first level across from BrandBox.

BrandBox has a new “marketplace” that sells men’s and women’s clothing brands that are found online. According to a sign outside the store, the brands include Rhone, Jared Lang, Stutterheim, Welden and Faherty.

The Creative Collective POPUP that was adjacent to BrandBox during the holidays is now back in the mall.

The pop-up store is currently featuring Haus of Jung, which makes leather handbags, along with four other artisans and small businesses, according to an Instagram post. Haus of Jung plans to be in the space for two weeks, the post said.

Hat tip to Chuck and Polly D.

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Rodd & Gunn New Zealand plans to open a store in Tysons Galleria.

Started in New Zealand, the clothing company sells jackets, shirts, jeans, shorts and more for men.

The store is “coming soon” to the mall, according to Tysons Galleria’s website. The closest store is in Bethesda, according to the company’s website.

Rodd & Gunn New Zealand is one of several newcomers slated to open in Tysons Galleria, including CycleBar and Little Birdies Boutique.

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A kids’ clothing store in Georgetown plans to open its new spot in Tysons in a few weeks.

Little Birdies Boutique’s second location will be in Tysons in a spot next to Saks Fifth Avenue on the third floor of Tysons Galleria. The store said on Facebook on Sunday (Jan. 26) that the Tysons store is aiming to open March 1.

The store, which sells kids’ clothing from newborns to size 10, first opened in Georgetown in 2014, according to the store’s website.

Tysons Reporter first spotted signs for the new Tysons spot a few weeks ago.

Photo via Little Birdies Boutique/Instagram

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Black Dog Beer Shop, a craft beer store inspired by the owner’s dog, plans to open near the Dunn Loring-Merrifield Metro station in early February.

Owner Tyler Cohen, who lives in the Mosaic District, previously told Tysons Reporter that his black dog, Ash, inspired the name of the store.

“I think they just, like, go together,” he said. “Dogs and beer is the thing.”

To gear up for his opening, Cohen has been detailing his tours of breweries across Virginia on the website’s blog.

The store is set to hold a grand opening at 2672M Avenir Place in 18 days, according to a countdown on the website.

The store plans to be open from 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday and from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sundays, according to the website.

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