New French Bistro From the Hilton Brothers Will Replace Requin Brasserie in Mosaic District

Jessica Sidman Around Town, Art & Culture

Via The Washingtonian Image courtesy of  Saint Studio for Architecture and Interiors Brothers Ian and Eric Hilton are betting third time’s a charm for the Mosaic District space where both RJ Cooper‘s Gypsy Soul and Mike Isabella‘s Requin Brasserie imploded. The restaurateurs behind Chez Billy Sud, Marvin, and around a dozen other bars and restaurants will open a French bistro in the Fairfax development by early summer. Both previous tenants were sued …

The Alden, with Its Highly-Anticipated Return Home in January, Offers A Full Slate of Intergenerational Performing Arts Options

TysonsToday Staff Around Town, Art & Culture, Arts

McLean, Va.— After an 18-month renovation, McLean Community Center’s performing arts venue, The Alden, will happily return home in January. In celebration, the theater is offering a wide range of professional performances designed to appeal to all ages. Tickets for all season performances are on sale now at www.aldentheatre.org. “We’re looking forward to being back in the community’s beloved venue,” said …

Video: Brooklyn’s Deli

TysonsToday Staff Art & Culture, Taste of Tysons

Guy Brandt has been in the food business for 30 years after pursuing a career as a percussionist. In the food service industry he found a place to utilize his creativity and love of people. Guy first got his start in fine dining with The Kings Fare Group (City Lights and The Brass Elephant) out of Baltimore, MD. He worked …

MCC Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to Mark Completion of Facility Renovation

TysonsToday Staff Around Town

The McLean Community Center (MCC) held a Renovation Completion Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5. More than 100 invited guests attended the event, which marked the completion of the 18-month, $8 million project. The center will officially open to the public on Tuesday, Jan. 2, and a free, Community Open House will be held from 11 a.m. …

Press Release Regarding 495 Express Lanes

TysonsToday Staff Around Town, Taste of Tysons

Photo courtesy of WTOP From the Tysons Corner Center and Express Lanes by Transurban: Tysons, Va. – Throughout December, millions of shoppers will descend on Tysons Corner Center, increasing traffic in a roughly one-square mile area packed with stores and dining. Tysons, the region’s largest mall and home to nearly 300 stores, is a popular destination for holiday shopping and seasonal …

Video: Cafe Oggi

TysonsToday Staff Taste of Tysons

From wine tastings to food festivals, in excursions through Tuscany to avant-garde expansions engineered and imported directly from Europe’s very own Italian jewel, McLean’s neighborhood fine dining cafe has redefined Italian cuisine over transcendental lengths. 27 years later, Cafe Oggi has single-handedly infused an authentic culture full of vibrant flavors, colorful traditions and exotic sophistication into a small North American …

‘Mini-Manhattan’ And High Rises: Predictions From A Realtor Relocating Amazon Employees To The Area

Rachel Kurzius Around Town, Finance, Real Estate

Via DCist Photo Courtesy of CNBC Northern Virginia officials aren’t the only ones who’ve spent the past year knee-deep in negotiations with Amazon. The Jeff & Joseph Group, which is affiliated with TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, has been in conversation with the Seattle-based tech giant since the spring. The fruits of their labor? “MyHQHome,” a service they have launched to assist …

Help to Get Through Route 7 Construction

Analiese Kreutzer Around Town

If you travel on Route 7 west of Tysons in the middle of the day during the week, you have probably noticed that your travel has become pretty unpredictable lately. Sometimes, everything is as usual, and it’s a quick trip with very little traffic, and other times—usually when you’re rushing to get somewhere on time—lane closures cause an unexpected slowdown. …

Your Weekly Tax Tip: Beware the Tax Torpedo

Turner, Leins, & Gold, LLC Finance

Putting off distributions and holding assets in your retirement accounts as long as possible may seem like a good idea, but waiting too long can cause a major tax problem. When you reach 70 ½, the trigger requiring minimum distributions (RMDs) from qualified retirement accounts is pulled and a potential tax torpedo is launched. RMDs explained RMDs apply to Traditional …