Anthony's Restaurant closed in June, after serving up its Italian dishes to customers since 1972, but is preparing to build a new restaurant, according to its Web site.
The Web site notes that the owners are building a new restaurant starting in December. The location is at 3000 Annandale Road, off of Arlington Boulevard. The address is outside the city limits in Fairfax County in an area with Falls Church mailing addresses in the 22042 ZIP code.
Last year, Akis found out the building his 40-year-old restaurant was in was being sold by the owner to a developer that plans to bring a Harris Teeter to Falls Church. City staff met with Akis several times to discuss potential locations to move his restaurant. The locations, which Akis would not identify, were not feasible, he said at the time.
Ted Akis, son of the restaurant’s owner, had this to say at the time:
Although we have yet to find a suitable new location, we continue our search and we hope to find a new home for Anthony’s in Falls Church. After 41 years of serving our patrons at this location, we would like to say THANK YOU for being a special part of our family and for all the wonderful memories.