Thursday, May 9, 2013
What would you like to see in this vacant storefront?
This storefront previously housing Tubby's Chili Parlor is located in the Cooper Square Shopping Center at 8723 Cooper Rd. Tubby's Chili Parlor recently closed. Patch reviewer McFarland brought the closure to our attention, saying "It was rainy and cool last night (6 May 2013) and I wanted a chile mac. So I wandered over to Tubby's but it appears they are permanently closed. What happened?" The owner of sister restaurant Johnny Mac's Rib Shack did not return phone calls from Patch. Readers, what would you like to see at the former Tubby's Chili Parlor location? Perhaps a new Italian restaurant or an independent coffee shop? Tell us in the comments below.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Speakers hail from streetsense, JBG Rosenfeld, and MRP Realty.
Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation (SFDC) will host a Mixed-Use Summit to discuss mixed-use developments on May 1. Confirmed speakers include Tom Sebastian of real estate development firm JBG Rosenfeld, James McCandless of development and design firm streetsense. and John Begert of real estate development firm MRP Realty. The event is free and open to the public and will take place in SFDC's office at 6677 Richmond Highway in Alexandria. Coffee, a light breakfast, and networking will begin at 8 am. The program will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Jensen will participate in the Stroke of the Week Clinic.
Washington Kastles Coach and 1993 French Open Doubles Tennis Champion Murphy Jensen will appear at the Mount Vernon Athletic Club (MTVAC) on Friday. Jensen will participate in the club’s Stroke of the Week clinic and will lead drills for all those present. Jensen leads tennis workshops, playing exhibition matches and emceeing and speaking at premier ATP and WTA events. Giving back has always been a priority for Murphy and brother, Luke. The brothers participate in many charity tennis tournaments and special events. In 1994, Murphy and Luke co-founded the Jensen-Schmidt Tennis Academy with Vince Schmidt to provide tennis instruction for children with Down Syndrome. Tim Bainton, Tennis Director of The Blue Chip Tennis Academy at MTVAC said …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Fitness industry business leaders recently visited the Mount Vernon Athletic Club.
A delegation of 24 fitness industry business leaders from Japan recently visited the Mount Vernon Athletic Club (MTVAC). A cover article in the October 2012 Club Business International magazine featuring MTVAC General Manager, Aaron Volbrecht caught the attention of Japanese representative, Tomoko Iwai. Iwai requested a meeting with Volbrecht in the hopes of learning about the many services the club offers. The delegation toured the facility and interviewed Volbrecht on March 17 en route to the International Health, Racquet & Sport Club Association (IHRSA) convention in Las Vegas. Iwai, who is also the editor of Fitness Magazine in Japan, remarked in a statement, "Many of our delegates were inspired that your club is introducing new …
Friday, March 22, 2013
What would you like to see in this vacant storefront?
This storefront previously occupied by Sun Sew Vac is located in the Mount Vernon Plaza shopping center at 7732-A Richmond Hwy. The storefront is located between Domino's Pizza and Chevy's in the Mount Vernon Plaza. The shopping center also includes Noodles and Co., TJ MAXX, Home Depot, and Starbucks. Sun Sew Vac closed its Mount Vernon Plaza location on Saturday and relocated next door. The new store reopened on Tuesday and is located next to the Gold's Gym on Richmond Hwy. So, what would you like to see occupy this storefront? Is there a type of business you think our community needs? Take our poll or tell us in the comments!
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Owner Sabrina Campbell donated $6,000 worth of product.
Occasionally Cake of Mount Vernon and Old Town donated more than $6,000 of cake and cookies to support the servicemen and women at the USO-Metro Annual Awards Ceremony in Arlington on March 14. A “Stars and Stripes” centerpiece cake and star-shaped takeaway cookies by Occasionally Cake were on the dessert menu. “My grandfather and uncle were both part of the U.S. Navy, so it’s with great pride that I’m able to support USO-Metro in their efforts to help the military and their families,” Occasionally Cake owner Sabrina Campbell said in a statement. “We are thrilled to be part of the annual awards ceremony where we can help pay tribute to service members that sacrifice so much for us." The USO-Metro Annual Awards Dinner is a celebration of …
Monday, March 18, 2013
After studying long lines at the polls in the 2012 presidential elections, a Fairfax County election commission will release this week its finding on voting efficiency.
Those who endured hours-long lines at the polls last November will get some of the answers they've waited for Tuesday, as Fairfax County's bi-partisan commission on election efficiency presents its report to the Board of Supervisors. Chairman Sharon Bulova proposed forming the commission in December 2012, after county voters reported severe lines and wait times during the 2012 Presidential Election. The commission is looking critically at the county’s election process, identifying efficiencies at polling places and other ways to streamline the process for voters on Election Day. This past November, some voters reported low wait times of about a half-hour, but the last polls in the county closed at 10:30 p.m. – a wait of more than 3 hours …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The international food store will be opening soon.
G-Mart International Foods will be opening in the storefront previously occupied by the Bottom Dollar Foods in the Woodlawn Shopping Center. A banner on the storefront reads "G-Mart International Foods Coming Soon." The shop is located at 8750 Richmond Hwy. in Mount Vernon. Bottom Dollar closed in early 2012 as part of Delhaize America's decision to close six underperforming Bottom Dollar locations. Delhaize America runs several grocery store chains in North America, including Food Lion, Bloom and Sweetbay Supermarkets. Subscribe to the Mount Vernon Patch newsletter for more business news.
Friday, March 8, 2013
What would you like to see in this vacant auto repair shop?
This vacant storefront at 8130 Richmond Hwy. was the home of ASE Automotive. ASE Automotive was established in 1979 and closed this past week. What would you like to see in this vacant storefront? Tell us in the comments below.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The pizza chain opened Tuesday.
Little Caesars officially opened its Mount Vernon location on Tuesday. The pizza chain restaurant is located in the Woodlawn Shopping Center at 8641 Richmond Highway. The restaurant is still hiring Assistant Managers, Cashiers, and Crew Members for its new store, according to SnagAJob.com. Are you excited for the arrival of this new eatery? Tell us in the comments below. Get even more business news when you subscribe to the Mount Vernon Patch daily newsletter.