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Best of Falls Church 2016 Editors’ Picks: HIPPEST Block in The Little City

MUSIC ROW

With Cue Recording Studios, CD Cellar and Action Music all in one shopping center, the 100 block of Park Avenue is the hippest in Falls Church. Photo: Drew Costley
With Cue Recording Studios, CD Cellar and Action Music all in one shopping center, the 100 block of Park Avenue is the hippest in Falls Church. Photo: Drew Costley

When the Seven Stars convenience store at 105 Park Avenue closed in November 2015, there was a lot of contention between the property owner, Jeff Jeffrey, and his tenants, the Tao family. The Tao family said that they were under “constant harassment” from Jeffrey and Jeffrey said that he attempted to work with the Tao family to allow them to continue to operate Seven Stars or sell the space to another local business. After they couldn’t come to an agreement, Jeffrey evicted the Tao family from the space. Then he made a symphony out of a cacophony.

Jeffrey, the owner of Cue Recording Studios located above the space formerly occupied by Seven Stars, coordinated with the owners of another local business, CD Cellar, to have them move their record shop into the spot at 105 Park Avenue. He brought in another music-oriented local business, the guitar boutique Action Music, to occupy the space right next to CD Cellar, which was formerly occupied by Art and Frame of Falls Church. And Command Performance, a home audio-visual shop, is on the western end of the 100 block Park Avenue, making an audio oasis in the middle of Falls Church.

If that’s not enough audio awesomeness, The State Theatre, one of the most popular live music venues in the region is less than a block away from where Music Row starts. Every month, they host The Legwarmers, arguably one of the best tribute or cover bands in the region, for a romping 80s-themed party. Residents of all ages can gather at CD Cellar to get some musical inspiration and then stroll down to Action Music if they are so moved to start their own journey as a musician. And between Cue Recording, which recently hosted Sheryl Crow and Roger Waters for a session, and The State Theatre, which has hosted Ozomatli, Saul Williams and Sebastian Bach in the last year or so, Music Row probably offers residents and visitors to The Little City their best shot at meeting a celebrity.

MUSIC ROW | 100 block Park Avenue | Falls Church

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