2024-07-20 10:08 PM

Falls Church News Briefs

Foster’s Grille Signs Lease at The Spectrum

Foster’s Grille, described as “a casual neighborhood restaurant,” has signed a lease on a 2,628-square foot space at The Spectrum, the large, new mixed-use project at 444 W. Broad Street.

Foster’s Grille is reportedly famous for its “Too Big for Two Hands Cheeseburger,” and operates over 20 locations in six states, including a location in Vienna. The menu includes hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, salads, hand-cut French fries, thick milkshakes and ore. In 2008, “Restaurantchains.Net” named Foster’s Grille “one of the top 10 fastest growing concepts,” and “QSR Magazine” named it among “Ones to Watch.” Lars Zachariasse, commercial services manager for Waterford Development, owners of The Spectrum, said, “We are incredibly pleased. The family-friendly restaurant will be a great gathering place for both Spectrum residents and the surrounding community of Falls Church.” No date of opening was included in yesterday’s announcement of the lease signing.

Man Killed at E. Falls Church Metro Identified

A man killed when he fell from the platform at the East Falls Church Metro Station last weekend was identified by Metro officials yesterday as 22-year old Kevin Deiss of Columbia, Maryland. Metro Transit Police have ruled out foul play, and are awaiting toxicology results. Deiss’ death Sunday was the second on the Metro system’s tracks in less than 48 hours. On Friday, 42-year old Metrobus driver Kurtland Johnson of Washington was killed when he stepped in front of a train at the McPherson Square station.

F.C. Sheriff Brings New Canine onto Staff

City of Falls Church Sheriff Stephen Bittle announced this week that his office has retained a new canine, Fany, to serve in its Explosive Detection Canine program. The dog was obtained through a corporate donation at no cost to City citizens. She is a three-year old female German Shepherd originally frm the Czech Republic, obtained from the Enforcement Canine, Ins., a nationally-renowned Wilmington, N.C. canine supplier. F.C. Sheriff Deputy Gregory M. Stone and Fany completed a 200-hour explosive detection course, and are now in service in Falls Church. Sheriff Bittle is in the process of entering into mutual aid agreements with other Northern Virginia law enforcement agencies to ensure full coverage of Falls Church and other regional jurisdictions.

LWV Hosts Suffragist History Event in F.C.

The Falls Church chapter of the League of Women Voters (LWV) will sponsor a dramatic presentation entitled, “A Day in the Life of a Suffragist” next Wednesday, March 25, in the Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls St., at 7:30 p.m. In recognition of Women’s History Month, it is free and open to the public. It will tell the little-known story of 120 suffragists who were imprisoned at the Occoquon Workhouse after picketing at the White House in 1917 for voting rights for women. Their plight became a turning point in public support for their cause, and helped lead to the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in August 1920 giving women the right to vote.

Gordon Guests on News-Press Live TV Monday

Barbara Gordon, public information officer for the City of Falls Church, will be the special guest on the bi-monthly News-Press Live television show this Monday, March 23. The live half-hour show airs at 7 p.m. on Falls Church Cable, TV, Channel 12 on Cox, Channel 2 on RCN and Channel 35 on Verizon.





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