Santa rides Vienna ‘sleigh’ into Church Street Stroll

TysonsToday Staff Around Town, Lifestyle

Story and Photo Via the Town of Vienna The Town of Vienna, Historic Vienna, Inc., and Church Street merchants are ringing in the holiday season with the 22nd annual Church Street Holiday Stroll from 6-9 p.m. Monday, November 26.   Santa will glide in atop a 1946 historic fire truck at 6:15 p.m., then help Mayor Laurie DiRocco light the holiday …

Retailers to pop up in new dedicated Tysons Corner Center space

Rebecca Cooper – Senior Staff Reporter, Washington Business Journal Around Town

Via Washington Business Journal  A section of Tysons Corner Center mall will soon be reserved for pop-up stores from mostly new and emerging online retailers. BrandBox, as the space will be called, spans 11,000 square feet on the mall’s first floor that property owner The Macerich Co. (NYSE: MAC) can divide into as many as six pop-ups. It will open …

Owners of Vienna shopping center propose a makeover

Brian Trompeter Around Town

Via Inside Nova  Owners of Cedar Park Shopping Center in southeast Vienna are planning a series of upgrades to spruce up the commercial area’s appearance and improve prospects for its tenants. The Vienna Board of Architectural Review (BAR) will review the proposals during a work session Nov. 9 at 8 a.m. at Town Hall. The applicant subsequently will seek approval …

Lumen Helps Shape Tysons Skyline

Analiese Kreutzer Around Town

As the redevelopment of Tysons continues, there are plenty of changes to see on the street level. But, lately, another change is taking place. Driving toward Tysons from the west, a skyline has started to emerge, giving the area a distinct presence that it hasn’t had before. One building making an impact on the view is Lumen at Tysons. Located …

Local Couple Launches Home Makeover Show

Analiese Kreutzer Around Town, Home & Design

Season one of “Best House on the Block,” a home makeover show based in our area, premiered Thursday, November 8 on the DIY network with back-to-back episodes at 11 and 11:30 p.m. The show features Lauren and David Liess, owners of Lauren Liess, an interior design and textiles firm in Great Falls. In each episode, they take a house from …

A year later, has a toll lane extension on I-95 helped your commute?

Max Smith Around Town

Via WTOP “WASHINGTON — Some rush-hour commutes on Interstate 95 have been better since a 2-mile extension of the 95 Express Lanes opened to reduce backups in the regular and toll lanes at the original southern merge, but others have been slower, according to analyses by VDOT and the Express Lanes’ operator. Transurban said average afternoon rush hour tolls for …

Barnes & Noble, and a whiskey bar, joining Mosaic District

Michael Neibauer Around Town

From the Washington Business Journal “Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS) will open a smaller store at Edens’ Mosaic District, joining a slate of new retailers and restaurants at the Merrifield project including a whisky bar and a stationary store. The Barnes & Noble, slated to open in June, will take up 8,630 square feet at 2921 District Ave., according …

Ready or Not, 5G Is Coming

Mark Toner Around Town

From the Northern Virginia Technology Council It’s somewhat fitting that the next generation of mobile connectivity, which promises fiber-quality Internet over the air, is arriving in the market far more quickly than anyone anticipated. “A couple of years ago, we were talking about 2021, 2022, or 2023,” Tim Baxter, president and CEO of Samsung Electronics North America, said during an …

Partnership Aims to Fix Northern Virginia Housing Shortage

TysonsToday Staff Around Town

As signs point towards at least half of Amazon’s HQ2 is heading to Crystal City, a group of local organizations and business leaders are heading an effort to solve the area’s housing shortage. According to Greater Greater Washington ” The Greater Washington Partnership and the Urban Institute are collaborating on a new Regional Housing Framework to push local governments to increase the housing …