How 1980s Anti-Development Bias Constrained Falls Church’s Growth

August 19, 2015 6:07 PM1 comment

Longtime Northern Virginia Real Estate developer Ross W. Keith died at age 86 after a lengthy illness at his home last week, and among other things the occasion spurred recollections in Falls Church of Keith’s central role in the 1970s development at the City’s central intersection where routes 29 and 7 cross.

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F.C. Residents Hold Least Credit Card Debt Among Virginians

August 21, 2015 11:34 AM0 comments

by Liz Lizama Residents of Falls Church ranked most fiscally responsible with their plastic in Virginia and 13 in the nation, according to a new SmartAsset study that measured credit card debt against income and wealth. With an average income of $59,088 and wealth at $58,462, Falls Church residents racked $3,670 […]

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Local Banks Talk Lending Practices

August 20, 2015 10:00 AM0 comments

or first time home buyers, now is the time to “jump in” the housing market before the Federal Reserve hikes its interest rate like it’s been hinting for weeks it’s going to do. Once the Fed raises its rate, it’s only a quick matter of time before many financial institutions […]

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FOOD NEWS: Happy Tart Looks to September Opening, More New Restaurants On the Way

August 19, 2015 4:27 PM0 comments

  Gluten-Free Bakery Happy Tart Likely Opening Next Month The Happy Tart, the gluten-free bakery and cafe from Alexandria, will likely open in early-to-mid September in Falls Church’s Pearson Square development, the City’s Economic Development Office reports. Owner and executive chef Emma Cech says she spent years researching, baking and […]

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Falls Church Area Fire Causes Over $37,000 in Damage

August 17, 2015 11:47 AM1 comment

A fire in the Falls Church area on Saturday afternoon caused an estimated $37,500 to a single-family townhouse, the Fairfax County Fire Department reported this morning on their website.

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New ‘Mason Row’ Plans Come to F.C. Council Sept. 8

August 12, 2015 6:02 PM3 comments

The revised application delivered to Falls Church City Hall the end of July by the Spectrum Development LLC group for its 4.3 acre Mason Row project at the intersection of N. West St. and W. Broad has been under review by the City’s Planning Department, City Manager Wyatt Shields reported […]

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F.C. Police, Fire to Train at Closed Burger King

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With the Burger King at 700 W. Broad closed down and awaiting demolition later this month, the Falls Church Economic Development Office has reported that the City’s police and fire departments have been authorized to use the building for training purposes. A new Kensington Senior Living building with retail on […]

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F.C. Schools Top Region in Annual SOL Report Card, New Year Looms

5:59 PM4 comments

While the relatively privileged circumstances that many of the students in the Falls Church School System enjoy is credited with their collective top rate performance again this year in the annual Virginia Standards of Learning report, if you talk to the school system leadership, a lot of it is also due to extraordinary teaching efforts.

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Pet Valu Holding Grand Opening Saturday

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Pet Valu is hosting a grand opening for its new Falls Church location in the Graham Park Plaza, 7249 Arlington Boulevard on Saturday, August 15. The event will feature an SPCA of Northern Virginia Cat Adoption Fair featuring kittens and some adult cats available for adoption from noon – 3 […]

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Get Ready, Falls Church, Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken Plans Friday Opening

August 13, 2015 8:00 AM0 comments

A new era of indulgence descends upon Falls Church when Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken opens its doors in Idylwood Plaza this weekend. The Washington, D.C.-based restaurant plans to debut at 8 a.m. Friday and hold a soft opening through Sunday with a grand opening – and a three-day string of limited free food – […]

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