Monday, May 13, 2013
Take a look at some of the most luxurious properties for sale in Virginia and DC.
Maybe you don't need waterfront views or woodsy acreage. Or a wine grotto, a pool or a home with a historic pedigree. Some people, though, apparently do—and they're willing to spend a lot of money to have those amenities in DC or Northern Virginia. We can all dream, can't we? In addition to dreaming, we can take a look inside some of the most exclusive, amazing homes for sale right now in Virginia and DC. Just click on the links below to see what's for sale in some of our 31 Patches around the region. WOW: Annandale $1 Million Home Features Loft WOW: $3.4 Million Clifton Home Features Wine Cellar WOW: $1-Plus Million on More Than 5 Acres in Lorton WOW: $849,000 Home on the Market in Kingstowne WOW: Chantilly Home Includes 15-Car Garage WOW…
Friday, May 10, 2013
Fairfax County Economic Development Authority officials say despite high number, sequestration will cause job growth to slow down.
The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) helped bring more than 1,400 jobs from 27 different companies during the first quarter of 2013. Salient Federal Solutions, a company that provides information techonology support to government and commercial customers, created the most opportunity countywide, adding 530 jobs in Fairfax, FCEDA officials said Friday. “In today’s environment, any business growth is remarkable,” FCEDA President and CEO Jerry Gordon said in a statement. But the number of new jobs was still down from the first quarter of 2012, when the FCEDA worked with 46 different businesses to bring in nearly 2,000 jobs. Gordon told Patch the slowdown was caused by cold feet from business owners, who hesitated to grow…
This week: As shops open and close in Vienna, a look at what the role town plays (or doesn't) in new businesses coming to town.
"Ask the Town" is a weekly series that features Vienna Public Information Officer Kirstyn Barr answering reader questions about anything and everything Vienna. Have a question? Leave it in the comments below; we'll answer it next week. There has been a lot of discussion around town lately about what business might occupy the old Magruder’s space and some talk about ‘bringing in’ particular businesses to fill the void. As far as the Town’s involvement (as a government entity) goes, to put it simply, we do not “recruit” businesses to come and open up shop in Town, regardless of the location. The Town only becomes involved with a particular property when a building or occupancy permit application is made. At that time, the Department of …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Fairfax Chamber of Commerce won't support a possible 4 percent tax on meals and beverages in Fairfax County. But some leaders say it's a good way to bring in extra revenue.
A potential meals tax in Fairfax County is already leaving a bad taste in the mouths of some members of the business community. During a meeting of the county’s top economic officials Tuesday, the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce (FCCC) said it was opposed to the tax. Christian Deschauer, the FCCC’s vice president of government relations, said the chamber would not support a referendum — a position shared by many restaurant owners, he said. “We’ve never supported state legislation or board action that specifically targets a single industry,” Deschauer said. “I’ve talked to a bunch of restaurants in the past week … and the message has not changed from them – they remain adamantly opposed. That’s just the initial feedback.” Last week …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The 11-story office complex will sit between the Gannett/USA Today and Hilton buildings.
Construction is underway for another addition to the Tysons skyline. Officials broke ground Monday on Tysons Overlook, an 11-story complex on Jones Branch Drive next to the Gannett/USA Today building. The building, constructed by MRP Realty, will house more than 300,000 square feet of office space. LMI, a private, not-for-profit government-consulting firm based in McLean, will own and occupy six of Tysons Overlook’s 11 floors. The remaining 138,000 square feet of office and retail space will available for lease. “We’re excited to build what we think is a landmark asset and an enduring asset on the Tysons skyline,” said Bob Murphy, MRP Realty’s managing principal. The building will feature a fitness center, café and terrace overlooking the …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Fairfax County's median income puts it on top 10 list nationwide; third in Virginia.
Feeling wealthy? With a median household income of more than $105,000, Fairfax County is one of the wealthiest in the United States, according to a new report from Forbes. That places Fairfax County among America’s 10 richest counties in the United States. The list is from Census median household income numbers compiled by the U. S. Census Bureau’s Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates from 2011, the most recent year for which is available. Are there other top lists where you'd expect to find Fairfax County? Tell us in the comments! The wealthiest county in the United States is Virginia's own Loudoun County, with a median income of close to $120,000. Other Virginia counties (or cities) on the list: Falls Church City, Arlington County and…
Peek inside these amazing homes for sale in Virginia and DC.
Maybe you don't need his-and-her master bathrooms. Or a wine grotto, a pool or acres of land. Some people, though, apparently do—and they're willing to spend a lot of money to have those amenities in DC or Northern Virginia. We can all dream, can't we? In addition to dreaming, we can take a look inside some of the most exclusive, amazing homes for sale in Virginia and DC. Just click on the links below to see what's for sale in some of our 31 Patches around the region. Great Falls Wow House: No More Shared Bathrooms Wow House for Sale in Fredericksburg: Grand City Living on Hanover Street Wow House for Sale in Arlington: Patio, Pond, Porch Wow House for Sale in Manassas: Lots of Office Space Wow House for Sale in Centreville: Lawn, Stream…
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Blogger and market manager Sarah Brady walks us through what to expect this season.
Friday, May 3, 2013
And if you don't venture out for the celebration, here's how to make the best margarita from a Northern Virginia bartender.
Cindo de Mayo is Sunday. There is no shortage of places in Vienna to raise your glass in celebration. Tell your neighbors - who makes the best margaritas? Is it a traditional Mexican spot like Anita's? Tequila Grande? Alegria? Or do you venture to another favorite watering hole in town? Somewhere out of the ordinary? Tell us in the comments — and if you're planning on staying at home, watch the video for how to make the best margarita on your own. Sign up for Vienna Patch’s daily newsletter "Like" us on Facebook "Follow" us on Twitter
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The latest health, cleanliness inspections for restaurants in or near Vienna.
Inspectors from the Virginia Department of Health Visited several restaurants in or near Vienna this week. See a sampling of those results below, and visit the health department's website for a complete list of recent inspections. Tara Thai Restaurant 226 Maple Ave. W. Date of inspection: April 19 Six critical violations, no non-critical violations Food employee failed to wash his or her hands before engaging in food preparation, after touching bare human body parts, after coughing, sneezing, eating, after handling soiled utensils, or after engaging in any activity that could contaminate the hands. Vocelli Pizza #148 334 W. Maple Ave. Date of inspection: April 19 Two critical violations, three non-critical violations Observed that paper …