Falls Church Business News & Notes

Blue Tulip, the all occasion shop in Idylwood Plaza, is hosting a Friends and Family Weekend Friday, June 20, through Sunday, June 22. Customers can show a copy of their promotional flyer (visit the store for details) or just mention Friends and Family and receive 30% off your purchase. Blue Tulip is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm and Sunday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm at 7505 Leesburg Pike in Falls Church. Call the store for details at 703-356-8710.

Falls Church’s Stifel and Capra is celebrating its one year anniversary on Saturday, June 28 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. The “Backyard Birthday Bash” will feature a show and sale of art from their best selling local artists, artisan jewelers, juried handcrafters, and vintage treasure dealers. The public is cordially invited to attend the celebration for balloons and birthday cake. Stifel and Capra, which represents more than 50 local artists and vintage treasure dealers, opened July 2, 2007 and was a nominee for the Falls Church City New Business of the Year. Stifel and Capra is located at 210 Little Falls Street across from the Falls Church Community Center. Visit for more details.


The Washington House, a fixture in Falls Church since the 1870’s, will officially change ownership on June 29 when The Center for Spiritual Enlightenment, NSAC, presents the Falls Church Woman’s Club with a check for the final mortgage payment at a Gala Ice Cream Social. The event, which includes live music by The MSJ Project and ice cream with all the fixins be held from 12:30 to 2:30 at 222 N. Washington St, adjacent to the State Theatre. For further information, call 703 645-8060 or email



Broad Street Pharmacy, which recently moved into 450 W. Broad Street in Falls Church, is open 7 days a week and offering compounding specialties and free delivery. The independently owned new pharmacy is open Monday though Friday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Saturday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 to 4:00 pm. It is located in Suite 120-B which is accessed from Pennsylvania Avenue. Call 703-533-9013 or email for more information.


Jason’s Deli will be opening mid-July in Idylwood Plaza this week. Founded in Texas by Joe Tortorice, Jason’s is a family owned deli style restaurant chain with almost 200 locations and franchises across the country. Jason’s Deli serves large deli style sandwiches, New Orleans Muffalettas, hot pastas, giant stuffed potatoes, a fresh healthy salad bar, “Heart Healthy” selections, a kids menu, desserts, breakfast items and more. The deli also features gift and party trays, box meals, and office and party catering.  Jason’s will be located at 7505 Leesburg Pike. For more information visit


SmithGifford, Falls Church’s award-winning, full service advertising agency, has named Susan Kearney to the newly created post of Executive Vice President. In her new post, Kearney will be responsible for expanding the company’s business, broadening the products and services they offer their current and future clients, and positioning them in the online/new media world in addition to the traditional advertising world the company currently inhabits. She will work directly with Matt Smith and his partner Bruce Gifford. Prior to her move to SmithGifford, Kearney was Vice President of Marketing at Voxant, Inc. (Reston, VA), President/CEO of her own firm, SalesTraction (Falls Church, VA), a member of the management team that re-built IRI Software and sold it to Oracle Corporation (Vienna, VA), Chief Revenue Officer at Paragren Technologies (Reston, VA). SmithGifford is located at 6 West Jefferson Street, Falls Church, Virginia 22046; Phone 703.532.5992; Fax 703.532.8011. SmithGifford@Richmond is located at 140 Virginia Street, Suite 301, Richmond, VA 23219. For more information or to see a reel contact Matt Smith at and visit the agency’s website at


Falls Church-based Ensco Inc. has been named a “Best Place to Work” ranking #12 of Large Companies with Local Headquarters in the June 13 Washington Business Journal. Under the direction of Paul Broome, the 232 person company specializes in engineering, science and advanced technology solutions for the defense, security, transportation, environment and aerospace industries. It has an on-site fitness center, wellness and stress management programs, discount or reimbursement for off-site fitness, outside vendor discounts and/or company products or service discounts and a formal telecommuting policy. Two other Falls Church affiliated companies were named as “Best Places to Work” in the Large Companies with Local Headquarters category. Washington, DC-based Akridge, which owns commercial property in Falls Church, was ranked #1 while Alexandria-based Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust, which has a branch in Falls Church, was ranked #14.