This Week’s Business News and Notes

April 3 –  9, 2008

Bowl America Falls Church has reopened following significant weather related damage that caused the bowling center to be closed for more than a year. Prior to the damage, the Falls Church bowling alley was one of Bowl America’s top producing centers. Sunday through Thursday it will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.. Fridays and Saturdays, when Cosmic Bowling is available starting at 10 p.m., the center is open until 1 am. Summer leagues will begin at the end of May. Bowl America Falls Church is managed by Mike Cassidy and is currently located at 140 S. Maple Avenue in Falls Church. It will be relocated to the other side of Annandale Road following completion of the new facility to be built in the first phase of Atlantic Realty Companies’ development plans for the south side of Falls Church’s City Center. Call 703-534-1370 for information about leagues, parties, etc. Visit for more information about Bowl America.


Organic Doggie Kitchen is hosting a “Doggie Happy Hour” in conjunction with FIRSTfriday of Falls Church from 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, April 4 in the parking lot of Art and Frame of Falls Church. Pet friendly businesses including Anderson Photography, The Doggie Walkers, PetMAC, and Purrfect Grrooming Company will be providing information, coupons and more. Additionally, the Organic Doggy Kitchen will be providing canine cupcakes and securing votes for their fourth Doggie Primary. Homeless dogs and cats from The Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation and Homeless Dogs of Homeward Trails Animal Rescue will also be in attendance. Art and Frame of Falls Church is located at 111 Park Avenue. For more information about the Doggie Happy Hour and other FIRSTfriday events visit


The Falls Church Business & Professional Women club invites all local business women and men to their monthly meeting in April to hear LaPromessa owner Charli Lucier speak on "Competing as a Woman Restaurant Owner". The meeting will take place Monday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. at LaPromessa located at 7630 Lee Highway in Falls Church. For reservations or information call 703-560-0527.


Jason’s Deli, the family owned deli restaurant with 180 company-owned and franchise locations in 23 states, will open a new Falls Church restaurant in early June. Founded by Joe Tortorice, Jr. in 1976, Jason’s will offer a salad bar, fresh made sandwiches, “Healthy Heart Slimwiches”, muffalettas, po’boys, panninis, wraps, pastas, baked potatoes, kids meals, and desserts – all free of artificial trans fats and MSG. Catering options include breakfast items, box meals, party trays, pasta meals, soups, salads, party foods, desserts, snacks, and an “All Day Meal Deal”. The deli restaurant will be located in Idylwood Plaza. For more information visit


The Falls Church Chamber of Commerce has adopted a resolution to support mixed use development and the current policies and procedures in place for the review of such projects in the City of Falls Church. The resolution is a result of the referendum on the City’s May ballot which will ask voters to consider a Charter change restricting mixed use development. Specifically, the referendum would limit the residential component to no more than 40% of the total project and preclude flexibility by City staff and elected officials to make decisions based on market indicators and/or the needs of the City. Mixed use projects have generated significant tax revenue to the City which supports City services including the public school system. Organizations or individuals interested in joining a coalition in support of mixed use development projects and the City’s decision making process can contact the Chamber office for more information. Call 703-532-1050 or email


The Virginia Department of Business Assistance has announced that Governor Tim Kaine has designated May 11 – 17, 2008 as Business Appreciation Week in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The week acknorceowledges businesses for their economic contributions that enhance the quality of life and provide job growth throughout the state. This year’s theme, “The State of Small Business” recognizes and celebrates Virginia for being the Best State For Business as indicated by Forbes Magazine. Virginia's dynamic workf, excellent quality of life, strategic East Coast location, and pro-business climate make the Commonwealth a great place to do business. For more information visit


Capital Management Group has announced that Falls Church resident Michael Byman, CFP, has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards to use the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial Planner and CFP (with flame design) in accordance with CFP Board certification and renewal requirements. Byman has been a Director at Capital Management Group since March 2005. This designation means that he has successfully completed financial planning coursework and has passed the CFP® Certification Examination covering The Financial Planning Process, Risk Management, Investments, Tax Planning And Management, Retirement And Employee Benefits and Estate Planning. Additionally, CFP® certificants are required to meet ongoing continuing education requirements and to uphold the CFP Board's Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility and Financial Planning Practice Standards. Capital Management Group is a registered investment advisory firm in Washington DC that provides a broad range of financial services including investment management, financial advice and planning, and tax analysis and preparation. For more information visit