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 …

Amazon Picks New York City, Northern Virginia For Split HQ2

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Via Bisnow After more than a year of aggressive competition, bets and speculation, the arms race for Amazon’s second headquarters is reportedly over. New York City and Arlington, Virginia, will each get half of Amazon’s promised second headquarters. The e-commerce behemoth selected the neighborhoods of Long Island City in Queens and Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia, the Wall Street Journal first …

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 …

Dust Off Your Resolutions from 2018

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Why wait until January 1 to become focused on your health and wellness goals? Believe it or not, now is as good of a time as any to dust off your resolutions that you made at the beginning of 2018 and make sure you complete them before the year comes to a close. If you’ve found the busyness of work, …

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 …