Tysons Corner, VA

After almost 10 years of sweet service, the founder of Danielle’s Desserts has decided to close the bakery so that she can focus on her family and health.

Founded in 2010 by Danielle Poux, the bakery will serve up Southern-style desserts in Tysons Galleria until next Friday, Aug. 16.

“The business, as much as I’ve enjoyed it, has taken a physical toll on me,” Poux said.

Now that she is almost 60 years old, she said spending 14 hours each day on her feet isn’t healthy for her anymore.

After meeting with a few of her managers a couple of months ago, they decided that a closing date would allow current employees enough time to arrange other career opportunities while also adequately wrapping everything up on the business end.

When Danielle’s Desserts announced that it was going to close, Poux said that the shop received hundreds of phone calls from customers expressing their dismay.

Looking back over the last nine years, Poux said that she took requests from customers and made adjustments to her menu based on feedback.

Poux recalled when she received several requests from a man who wanted a basic yellow cake with chocolate frosting — an option she hadn’t thought to offer at first because she thought it might be boring. When she gave the cake a trial period, she said it “flew out of the shop” and became a bestseller.

“I think the important thing that I’ve learned, it has come to my attention, that we have had an impact on people,” Poux said. “It’s like being a part of their important family events — and that’s an honor to me.”

Photo courtesy Danielle Poux

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The Weekly Planner is a roundup of interesting events coming up over the next week in the Tysons area.

We’ve scoured the web for events of note in Tysons, Vienna, Merrifield, McLean and Falls Church. Know of any we’ve missed? Tell us!

Monday (Aug. 5)

  • Sound Check Bingo — 7-8:30 p.m. at Caboose Commons (2918 Eskridge Road) — Music lovers have the opportunity to test their skills by guessing songs and artists after hearing a short clip of music.

Tuesday (Aug. 6)

  • Tysons Corner Book Club — 7:30-9 p.m. at Tysons Galleria Food Hall (2001 International Drive) — Members will be discussing Michelle Obama’s book “Becoming” near Andy’s Pizza. This event is free.
  • Tuesday Trivia With John W. — 7-9 p.m. at Caboose Commons (2918 Eskridge Road) — This trivia session will feature a variety of topics. It is free to attend.

Wednesday (Aug. 7)

Friday (Aug. 9)

  • Meet E.A. Dustin — 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble (2921 District Avenue Suite 180) — This local author will discuss her book and signing copies of “Save Me Twice” about WWll.

Saturday (Aug. 10)

  • Stop the Bleed Workshop — 1:30-4 p.m. at Patrick Henry Library (101 E. Maple Avenue) — CERT and FEMA will teach attendees how to stop bleeding in case of an emergency and save a life if necessary. This is open to everyone 16 years of age and above.
  • Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band — 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap at the Filene Center (1551 Trap Road) — This live musical event will feature musicians who have played alongside Ringo Starr. Tickets start at $45.
  • 29th Anniversary Block Party — 1-4 p.m. in McLean (1440 Chain Bridge Road) — The McLean Community Center will host a celebration for the 29th anniversary of the old firehouse. This free event offers free admission and there will be live music, games, food and activities for all ages.

Sunday (Aug. 11)

  • Tysons Farmers Market — 9 a.m. at The Plaza at Tysons Corner Center — Every week, local businesses gather to share their goods with the community. Entry is free, and activities for kids will be available.
  • Live Music with Eli Lev — noon-3 p.m. at Caboose Commons (2918 Eskridge Road) — Folk singer and songwriter Eli Lev will perform live for the audience. This free performance will likely include music from his upcoming album.

Image via Eli Lev/Facebook 

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Beer lovers have not one but two events this week on Thursday and Friday that they can celebrate around Tysons.

Tomorrow is National IPA Day, a which falls annually on the first Thursday in August, to celebrate the beer known as India Pale Ale Beer. International Beer Day, which falls on Friday, Aug. 2, toasts the craft of brewing.

National IPA Day (Aug. 1)

  • National IPA Day at Urbanspace (2001 International Drive, third floor): People at Andy’s Pizza can taste five local and out-of-market IPA’s and pair them with pizza in Tysons Galleria.
  • National IPA Day at Caboose Brewing Company (Merrifield or Vienna): The brewery will have the “fan favorite” Fog IPA available in six-packs at Caboose Commons in Merrifield (2918 Eskridge Road) and Caboose Tavern in Vienna (520 Mill Street NE).

International Beer Day (Aug. 2)

Photo via Tysons Biergarten/Facebook

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Danielle’s Desserts, a bakery in Tysons Galleria, plans to close in August.

An employee for the bakery said that it will close its doors on Friday, Aug. 16, at 1770 International Drive.

Founded by Danielle Poux in 2010, Danielle’s Desserts offers more than 50 flavors of “Southern-style” desserts, including gluten-free options, like cupcakes, cakes, pies, cookies and more.

The bakery is located on the third level near Saks Fifth Avenue and is open from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-6 p.m. on Sunday, according to the mall.

Photo via Danielle’s Desserts/Facebook

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This fall, patrons of the Tysons Galleria can expand their style choices with the grand opening of a new store.

Ba&sh, an international clothing brand, will soon join other fashion realtors in the shopping mall. The new store is poised to open mid-September, a Tysons Galleria customer service representative, told Tysons Reporter. Once open, it will be located on level one by Saks Fifth Avenue.

This will be the first Ba&sh store to open in the Virginia area — other locations throughout the United States are based in larger cities like New York and Los Angeles.

The company features items that aim to be “timeless and distinctive,” according to the website.

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Fairfax County police arrested a man in connection with fraud at the Louis Vuitton store in Tysons Galleria last month.

On June 2, Julian Kendrick allegedly picked up an online order totaling $9,910 that was linked to a driver’s license from Georgia with a different name, according to a court document.

“The store employees thought that the transaction was suspicious and requested police assistance, however, the employees did allow Kendrick to complete the transaction and receive the merchandise,” police said in the document.

Police said they found Kendrick in his car and he gave them a driver’s license from Michigan with his name to police, who then searched the car and found fraudulent identification, including two credit cards and the driver’s license from Georgia.

Police arrested Kendrick, charging him with false pretenses and for the fraudulent credit card.

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A Maryland-based real estate firm recently purchased part of the Arbor Row development in Tysons.

Washington Property Co. announced it bought a 5.2-acre slice of the 2.5-million-square-foot project last week, according to the Washington Business Journal.

“WPC now plans to build about 700 apartments and 8,000 square feet of retail on the site, which is located at the intersection of Westpark Drive and West Branch Drive,” according to WBJ.

Arbor Row’s overarching plan is to transform the back end of Tysons Galleria with a variety of mixed-use buildings. The portion of the project was offered for sale earlier this year after Cityline Partners decided not to follow through on its development plans for the site.

The new owner hopes to start construction within the next two years, WBJ wrote.

Images via CBRE

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(Updated at 12:30 p.m.) Trustar Bank is opening a commercial loan office this week by Tysons Galleria ahead of a future branch in the area.

Last week, the bank opened a branch in Great Falls. The company website said, “As a community bank, Trustar Bank’s strategy is to be a personalized alternative to larger, super-regional financial institutions that increasingly dominate the bank’s primary market.”

While the upcoming Tysons location (1650 Tysons Blvd) will just handle commercial loans, Chief Executive Officer Shaza Anderson said that the company also plans to bring branches in Reston in October 2019 and Tysons in 2021.

The new loan office opens after the company raised the required capital and received regulatory approval from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, she said.

Anderson said that the company partially decided on the location because it seemed to be the most accessible for employees and customers.

Community support has been “overwhelming” during this process, she added.

Image via Google Maps

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The Weekly Planner is a roundup of interesting events coming up over the next week in the Tysons area.

We’ve scoured the web for events of note in Tysons, Vienna, Merrifield, McLean and Falls Church. Know of any we’ve missed? Tell us!

Tuesday (July 9)

  • Barre and Circuit Training — 6:30-7:30 at Strawberry Park (2910 District Avenue) — Every Tuesday in the Mosaic District until Aug. 27, Spark Yoga teaches a free barre and circuit class outside.

Wednesday (July 10)

  • Game Night at A Taste of Urbanspace — 7 p.m.-midnight on the third floor of 2001 International Drive — Every Wednesday is game, beer and pizza night at the Tysons Galleria’s A Taste of Urbanspace.

Thursday (July 11)

  • De-Stress Meditation in Tysons — 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Meditation Museum II (1984 Chain Bridge Road) — Participants can learn how to meditate in a way that will help energize themselves at this free event.
  • The Cure— 7 p.m. at Angelika Film Center & Café at Mosaic (2911 District Avenue) — “The Cure — Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park” is a musical documentary about the English rock band The Cure. Tickets start at $15.

Friday (July 12)

  • Ultimate 80’s New Wave — 7:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. at The Palladium (1524 Spring Hill Road) — The Tysons club plans to have a dance party to hits from the 1980s. The party is free.

Saturday (July 13)

  • Beginners Guide to Photography — 1-6 p.m. at HOIST (2807 Merrilee Drive) — American Photographic Artist is hosting a panel of professional photographers who will discuss what they look for in an assistant. Tickets start at $15.

Sunday (July 14)

  • Eli Lev at Caboose Commons — noon-3 p.m. at Caboose Commons (2918 Eskridge Road) — The D.C.-based singer-songwriter will perform hymns at the beer garden and coffee house.
  • Nas 8 p.m. at the Filene Center (1551 Trap Road) — The hip-hop artist is teaming up with the National Symphony Orchestra for the Wolf Trap performance. Tickets start at $50.
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A proposed senior living facility in Tysons is heading to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors for a public hearing tomorrow (June 25).

The Mather, a proposed two-story senior living complex, is a part of Cityline Partners LLC’s Arbor Row project near Tysons Galleria, which includes the completed Nouvelle residential building and The Monarch.

The development would transform the back of Tysons Galleria along Westpark Drive into a suite of mixed-use buildings.

The Fairfax County Planning Commission greenlighted the senior living facility earlier this month despite concerns over the project’s height, size and open space.

Image via Fairfax County Planning Commission 

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