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Falls Church Business News & Notes




BOVA Contemporary Furniture has opened a new location at Loehman’s Plaza. Under the direction of Steen Olsen, President of Atlanta-based BOVA, USA, the furniture retailer carries a wide variety of products from fine leather Italian chairs to clean contemporary Scandinavian office furniture to rugs, lighting and accessories.

The store’s address is 7311 Arlington Boulevard. For more information visit www.bovafurniture.com.


Foster’s Grille will be opening a new restaurant in the Spectrum building in Falls Church in late December or early January. The franchise is owned by husband and wife team Nicole No and Choomg S. Hwang. Headquartered in Haymarket, Foster’s Grille has 7 company owned restaurants in Northern Virginia and 55 franchise locations from New York to Florida primarily owned and operated by customers who relocated out of the area. The restaurant chain was founded by Shawn Foster, previously a chef for The Palm, and Lewie Bloom in 1999. Foster’s Grille is known for its ½ lb. “Charburgers” burgers but also offers hotdogs, chicken, hand cut fries, salads french-fries and more. Foster’s Grille named Top Ten fastest growing concepts by RestaurantChains.net for 2008 and as “Ones to Watch” by QSR Magazine. The Falls Church Fosters will be located at 444 W. Broad Street, Suite A with its entrance on Pennsylvania Avenue. For more information visit www.fostersgrille.com.


Falls Church is home to a number of popular restaurants, several of which will be participating in the 4th annual Taste of Falls Church on Saturday, September 13. Tastings will be available from Applebee’s, Argia’s, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Clare and Don’s Beach Shack, Dogwood Tavern, Entrée Vous, Hoangs Grill and Sushi Bar, Ireland’s Four Provinces, La Caraquena, Ledo Pizza, Mary’s Café & Catering, Natalia’s Elegant Creations Pastry Shop & Café, Not Your Average Joe’s, Robeks and Zpizza. RCN has signed on as the Children’s Tent Sponsor while Buck & Associates, Commerce Bank, Cox, General Motors, and Waterford Development have signed on as Supporters and Foxcraft Design as a Friend. For information contact Jenny Elmore at 703-248-5199 or [email protected].


Congressman Tom Davis (R, 11th District) is the featured speaker at the annual luncheon hosted by the Greater Merrifield Business Association and the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, September 16. Tickets are $27 for members of either organization or $32 for non-members. Contact the Chamber at 703-532-1050 or [email protected] or GMBA at 703-849-1200 or [email protected] to reserve seats. Advanced registration is required for this popular event.


The McLean Project for the Arts is hosting Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce members and guests for an Evening at the Gallery on September 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the MPA Gallery. The event will feature information about MPA’s current exhibit and programs, cocktails, appetizers and raffles. The MPA Gallery is located in the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean. For more information, call 703-356-5424, or email [email protected].


John Rodock with Ober Kaler Attorneys has signed on to support the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce’s annual Mini-Golf Family Fun Night taking place Tuesday, September 30 at Upton Hill Regional Park. The event will include unlimited miniature golf, access to batting cages, activities for kids and a picnic style dinner. The Original Pancake House and Upton Hill are also supporting this event. The event is a proven moral booster and team building event for business leaders, their staff members and families. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for kids, and free for children 5 and under. Contact the Chamber office for tickets or more information – 703-532-1050 or [email protected].


Anthony’s Restaurant in Falls Church is recognizing Mental Illness Awareness Week by donating 50% of their profits on Wednesday, October 8 to PRS (formerly Psychiatric Rehabilitative Service) for their Adult Education Program. PRS provides supports and services to persons with serious mental illness. The funds raised through this project will provide PRS clients with a teacher trained in both adult and special education. Anthony’s, which also has a location in Manassas, offers fine Italian, Greek and American food. For more information about Anthony’s or PRS visit www.anthonysrestaurantva.com or www.prsinc.org.


Stacy’s Coffee Parlor is hosting a breakfast in the Pavilion for participants in Shelter House‘s walk to benefit homeless families in Falls Church on Saturday, October 25 from 8 am – 11 am. The walk will start at St. James Catholic School and continue along Spring Street to Cherry Hill Park. To register or for more information [email protected]


On October 29 the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Virginia Business Magazine, will host a major economic development event in Richmond billed as the “2008 Virginia Economic Summit: Excellence and Opportunity.” The event will highlight Virginia’s world class corporate citizens and underscore in a highly dramatic fashion Virginia’s unparalleled attractiveness as a business location. Top executives from numerous flagship Virginia companies are slated to participate in what is sure to be a powerful program at the Richmond Marriott. To register or more information visit www.vachamber.com.