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Business News & Notes: August 27 – September 2, 2009


Yasini Jewelers has moved into 1120 E W. Broad Street, the Falls Plaza location previously occupied by KFC. The Middle Eastern jewelry store also has two other US locations (New Jersey, Illinois) and in Palestine, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan. For more information visit

Maguire Appliance has closed its doors in the West Falls Church Outlet Shopping Center at 7395 M Lee Highway. The long standing kitchen, home, and laundry appliance store did not post any forwarding information and the phone numbers for both the Falls Church and Gettysburg locations have been disconnected. Anyone interested in the 5,075 SF retail space can contact Kristy Inman at or 800-680-9095. The façade of the shopping center will be renovated in the fall. A parking and landscape renovation is scheduled for the spring. For more information visit


Aimee Suyehiro from Argia’s will be the first local chef featured in Falls Church’s new Farmer’s Market Chef Program starting on August 29. The new program has been created by a group of volunteers committed to using local and seasonal ingredients in their daily cooking. Once a month, local area chefs will provide a cooking demonstration and tasting of dishes using local ingredients from the Falls Church Farmers Market. The Farmers Market is open 8am to noon on Saturdays in the City Hall parking area at 300 Park Avenue. During the summer the year-round market boasts over 40 venders of local and organic produce and goods.  Leland Atkinson from Sinplicity Catering will be the featured chef September 19 and Tracey O’Grady from Willow will be the featured chef October 3. All demonstrations will be videotaped and be available online at For more information email


To show its support for the local restaurant community, the Falls Church News-Press is creating a special Food & Dining pull-out edition to coincide with the Taste of Falls Church with special ad rates for area restaurants. Other businesses are encouraged to advertise in this addition as well to show their support of our restaurant community. The News-Press is distributed to 30,500 in Bailey’s Crossroads, Sleepy Hollow, Pimmit Hills, Lake Barcroft, the City of Falls Church and other areas in the vicinity. For advertising rates and information email Joe or Lou at or call 703-532-3267.



While most of the restaurants involved in the 15th Washington DC Restaurant Week are in Washington, DC, there are a number of participants in Northern Virginia and two in Falls Church. 2941 and Argia’s are among the nearly 180 metro DC restaurants offering multi-course specially created and priced for this gourmet event. The event started continues through August 30. Participating restaurants offer a three-course lunch for $20.09 and a three-course dinner $35.09 (not including beverages, gratuity or taxes). For a list of participating restaurants or for more information about the Destination DC and the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington Restaurant sponsored event, visit


A number of local restaurants are participating in this year’s Fall Festival and Taste of Falls Church taking place Saturday, September 12. Applebees, Clare & Don’s Beach Shack, Dogwood Tavern, Ledo Pizza, Open Kitchen Bistro and Trader Joe’s will all be providing tastings in the parking lot area between Falls Church City Hall and the Community Center. To find out how you can get involved email Jenny Elmore at For information on the festival, visit


Falls Church art and ornament gallery, Stifel & Capra is hosting “Artists Helping Others” a three day show and sale to be held in the Great Hall of Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park Street NE, in Vienna on Fri, Aug 28 from 6-9 pm, Sat, Aug 29 from 12-4pm and Sun, Aug 30 from 9am-1pm. The juried show will consist of fine art from professional artists and members of the community. Proceeds will benefit Homestretch and Committee for Helping Others. For more information contact Theresa Wells Stifel at or call 703-407-0770.