Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Craft brewery and restaurant to open later this year.
The Heavy Seas Alehouse will open in Rosslyn this summer as a “brewery restaurant concept,” the Washington Business Journal reported. The Heavy Seas Alehouse will open at 1501 Wilson Blvd. The company has another location in Baltimore on Bank Street. According to the Heavy Seas Alehouse website from the Baltimore location, “Our menu features fresh and seasonal ingredients that we source locally whenever possible. The dishes are simple in appearance with bold and assertive flavors that stand up to the intense beers we are known for…ARRRRGGGHHHH!” (That’s a pirate joke.) The lunch menu in Baltimore has small plates from $6.50 to $8, and lunch platters from $9.50 to $11. The dinner menu entrees range from $16 to $25.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Tom Yum District Restaurant will open at 1515 Wilson Blvd. in June.
Think Chipotle—but with Thai food. That is what is coming to Rosslyn with Tom Yum District Restaurant, set to open in June. “This type of service is the choice restaurant for younger people... It’s getting more and more popular, and every cuisine is jumping in,” said owner Mel Oursinsiri. “We would be the first Thai restaurant to get into this.” Oursinsiri describes the restaurant as fast casual. Like national chain Chipotle and Merzi in Washington, customers will have the chance to add their “base,” protein, topping and sauce to their meal. The restaurant will be located at 1515 Wilson Blvd. While Oursinsiri had initially been looking for a location in the district, he settled on Rosslyn after researching the foot traffic in the area, …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Cultural arts center has had its share of successes and failures, Arlington Economic Development Executive Director Terry Holzheimer said.
The Artisphere is having something of an identity crisis. Originally conceived as a cultural arts center, county leaders concede that things haven't exactly worked out as planned. The facility didn't bring enough people in to support a bar and restaurant, providing space for area businesses to have a residency didn't work, and it costs the county more than $1 million a year just to keep the doors open. "We're rethinking it now," Arlington Economic Development Director Terry Holzheimer told Patch. "There's not sufficient funding to create a world-class cultural center." But that doesn't mean arts won't be a part of the Artisphere's future. [More: Artisphere: What Does Success Look Like?] The facility opened in October 2010 under the …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The store is located at 1731 Wilson Blvd.
The Virginia ABC store in Rosslyn will close in April. A sign posted on the door at 1731 Wilson Blvd. in the Colonial Village Shopping Center advises customers of the closing. The store’s lease is set to expire on April 30th. “If the owner doesn’t want to renegotiate a lease, then we find another location,” said Carol Mawyer, a spokesperson for the ABC stores. The store will likely close on April 20th, Mawyer said. Mawyer said that the store will be relocated, but it's not clear where to just yet. There are other ABC stores in Clarendon at 1001 North Fillmore Street and in Ballston at 881 North Quincy Street.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The gallery features international designers and contemporary pieces and will be on display until mid-May.
International designers have come together to produce a gallery of over 100 eco-friendly and useful every day household items. The Next Wave: Industrial Design Innovation in the 21st Century, on display at the Artisphere in Rosslyn and put together by Curator Douglas Burton, attempts to spotlight the international side of the Washington metropolitan area. “There are people from every part of the world based (in the greater Washington area),” Burton said. “I think it's important that those people, and the people that are native to the area, see that Washington is a major international player like New York, Chicago and L.A." Designers from the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Scandinavia and the United States have …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The Ray's Hell locations were closed Wednesday.
The Ray's Hell Burger and Ray’s Hell Burger Too locations in Rosslyn have closed — and the landlord who owns the properties alleges the owner owes about $70,000 in rent. A sign posted on the front doors at 1725 Wilson Blvd. and a few doors down at 1713 Wilson Blvd. indicate the landlord has changed the locks. “Do not unlock this door under penalty of damages,” a sign states. Another sign directed customers to Ray’s to the Third, an affiliated restaurant, across the street. Last week, attorneys for Colonial Village Shopping Center, where the restaurants are located, filed two unlawful detainers against the limited liability companies that restauranteur Michael Landrum uses to operate Ray's Hell Burger and Ray's Hell Burger Too. Court …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The attack took place early on Dec. 30, according to Arlington police.
An intoxicated 30-year-old man attacked a person inside of a Rosslyn store in what appeared to be a random incident, according to the Arlington County Police Department. Justin Lee Tchabo, of Herndon, was charged with malicious wounding. He was held without bond. The attack took place at 3:45 a.m. Sunday at a store in the 1600 block of North Wilson Boulevard, according to information police released Wednesday. Tchabo repeatedly punched a man in the head, dragged him to the back of the store and then continued punching him, according to police. The victim was attacked “for no apparent reason,” according to police. He was found unconscious with swelling to his face and was taken to a local hospital. Police have not identified the store where…
Friday, December 7, 2012
Light Up Rosslyn brought families out on Thursday evening.
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012
See holiday lights turn on across 40 Rosslyn rooftops during annual event.
Watch 40 Rosslyn rooftops come to life Thursday night during the 19th Annual LIGHT UP Rosslyn. The occasion includes December favorites like music, hot chocolate, cookies, and the big event: Arlington officials flipping a giant light switch to turn on holiday lights on rooftops. The event benefits the homeless clients of the Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN). The Rosslyn BID, which is sponsoring the LIGHT UP Rosslyn event, collected warm winter clothing for the group starting Nov. 7 and topping off Thursday. “Last year, we collected 59 ninety-gallon bags of clothing for A-SPAN,” said Cecilia Cassidy, executive director of the Rosslyn BID. “I hope the Rosslyn community will join us for this memorable celebration.” …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The Realize Rosslyn event is the first public meeting in developing the latest long-range plan for Rosslyn.
Residents, businesses and county officials looking to “Realize Rosslyn” met Monday night to talk about the next evolution of the urban center. “I think of [Rosslyn] as Metro Center-south,” said Arlington County Board Member Jay Fisette. “You are on the Blue and Orange line. We have the best views of the monumental core of any place around here. Any picture of downtown DC is taken in Rosslyn.” “Realize Rosslyn” is the name for the county’s long-range plan for the northeast sector that encompasses blocks in the immediate vicinity of the metro station. Monday night’s meeting at Rosslyn’s Artisphere is the county’s first community meeting in developing the plan. Public workshops will take place from now until the final draft of the plan is …