Thursday, April 25, 2013
Grand Opening ceremony is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday.
A new American pub — open until 2 a.m. — will officially start serving classic fare, local brews and cocktails Thursday to local residents in a complex near the Dunn Loring Metro. Blackfinn Ameripub, located in the Halstead Square complex at 2750 Gallows Road, will have a grand opening ceremony at 4 p.m. Thursday, hosted by the Vienna Business Association. Vienna Mayor Jane Seeman will lead the event. The 8,000 square foot restaurant, two blocks away from the Dunn Loring Metro, will serve lunch, dinner, appetizers and desserts seven days a week. The menu features classic fare like soups, salads, sandwiches, steaks and pastas along with some twists, like a blackened brie appetizer and a ginger tuna entree. It will also host happy hour and …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Store offers Greek-inspired dishes with a new age twist.
Cava Mezze Grill will open its Merrifield location in the Mosaic District (2905 District Ave.) Wednesday with a free pita, bowl, salad or minis and a fountain drink from 11 a.m. through 2 p.m. and again between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Co-owner Brett Schulman said he and his business partners liked the explosion of local restaurants that are coming to the Mosaic District and they wanted to be a part of it. After founding the full-service Cava restaurant in Rockville, Md. in 2006, Schulman said the group decided to diversify the business and sell their dips and spreads in grocery stores and open smaller, fast service restaurants. “The grill idea was to take some of what we do in the restaurant and what we sell in the stores and put them into a …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
In annual State of the County address, Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova warns sequestration could impact revenues, is making business owners delay decisions.
Revitalization and development will drive Fairfax County's economy in 2013 and beyond, Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova said in her annual state of the county address Wednesday. Talking to members of the media Wednesday morning, Bulova said massive development projects in Tysons, the Falls Church-Merrifield area and Springfield will create "bright days and years ahead" — but the threat of sequestration was also making business owners hesitant to commit to a relocation or expansion in the county. “Fairfax County’s future is in development,” Bulova said in her statement. “Aging commercial centers near mass transit, like Tysons, present especially valuable opportunities for attractive, transit-oriented mixed-use revitalization.” …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
A third of the more than 1,000 landline and Internet customers had service restored Monday.
A third of the affected Verizon landline and Internet customers had their services restored Monday days after a construction company severed three underground communication cables. Henry Mitchell, a Verizon spokesman, said crews are continuing to work around the clock to restore service to the more than 1,000 affected customers. Crews are working in the intersection of Gallows Road and Lee Highway. Fairfax County officials are urging people to avoid the intersection if they can while crews continue to work. “This restoral effort has been complicated by severe damage not only to the large copper cables, but also the underground ducts that carry the cables,” Mitchell said in a written statement. “Verizon has had to dig up the damaged area, …
Friday, August 24, 2012
Repairs could take days to complete.
An overnight construction mishap has left more than 1,000 Verizon landline customers in the Merrifield area without service today. Harry Mitchell, a spokesman for Verizon, said contractors doing construction work near the intersection of Lee Highway and Gallows Road damaged three Verizon communications cables and the underground ducts they were in. Mitchell said there is no timeline for when landline and Internet customers will have their services restored. He said the process could take days to repair completely. FiOS service, Mitchell said, was not affected. Customers whose service is affected may reach Verizon at 800-VERIZON (800-837-4966) or www.verizon.com/support for updates.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Second reported sexual assault in Merrifield since May
Fairfax County Police are looking for a man who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman Sunday night in Merrifield. Officer Bud Walker, a police spokesperson, said the woman was walking along the 7600 block of Lee Highway when a knife-yielding man forced her into some nearby brush around 11 p.m. Walker would not say where the woman was going or if she was hospitalized. The alleged suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his 30s with short black hair who was wearing a black T-shirt and jeans. This is the second reported sexual assault since May reported in Merrifield. On May 11, a 50-year-old woman was attacked by two men around 1 a.m. in the 2400 block of Gallows Road near the W&OD Trail. The woman was hospitalized after the attack. Walker …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Dispute leads to a 38-year-old Merrifield man being stabbed to death by his roommate.
Fairfax County police charged a Merrifield man with murdering another man inside his apartment in the 9100 block of Barrick St. Jose Ivan Lopez Castro, 20, allegedly stabbed Oscar Rivera, 38, to death inside a bathroom in an apartment the two men were staying in, said Lucy Caldwell, a spokeswoman for county police. “This is the fifth acquaintance homicide in the county this year,” Caldwell. Caldwell said detectives did not say what the dispute between the two men was about. Another person inside the home called police Tuesday who responded to the apartment around 5:15 p.m. Castro was picked up by police around 1 a.m. Wednesday and after detectives interviewed him, he was charged, Caldwell said. Castro is being held at the Fairfax County …