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Business News & Notes: September 3 – 9, 2009


Aislinn Nails & Spa has opened in the West Metro Plaza located on the ground level in Suite 106, 7115 Leesburg Pike.

The new spa offers a wide variety of manicures, pedicures, hand and feet treatments, waxing, facials, eyelash extensions, ear coning and spa packages. Appointments are recommended but walk-ins are accepted. Aislinn is open Monday – Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information visit


Grey Owl Capital Management, LLC has launched the opening of business and their “Opportunity Strategy” for new clients. Grey Owl Capital Management, which was co-founded by Eric Brugel and Jeff Erber, provides a back-to-basics investment approach focused on identifying mispriced securities with the opportunity for outsized gains. Located at 803 W. Broad Street in Falls Church, the company was founded in May of 2009. The firm’s principals both hold the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) designation. More information is available or by calling 888-GREYOWL.

Hoang’s Grill & Sushi Bar is the latest restaurant to sign up for Taste of Falls Church taking place along with the Falls Church Fall Festival on Saturday, September 12. Hoang’s joins Applebees, Clare & Don’s Beach Shack, Dogwood Tavern, Ledo Pizza, Open Kitchen Bistro and Trader Joe’s in offering 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

The Duron Paint store in the West Broad Plaza located at 358 W. Broad Street has closed. Customers are being directed to the Duron Paint store at 5874 Leesburg Pike in Bailey’s Crossroads. Call 703-820-2611 for more information.

Dr. Ralph Perrino, owner of Northern Virginia Tutoring Service, Chairman of the Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce, and an assistant professor of Sociology at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus, has been asked to participate in an international cultural exchange during the fall 2009 semester. Topics in this exchange, a course on American culture, will include literature, history, sociology, psychology, religion, politics, economics, and foreign policy. It will be offered to students from the University of Antananarivo in Madagascar via video connection to the U.S. Embassy in Madagascar. Perrino will teach a section titled “American Music” covering musical genres from early minstrel music through contemporary hip-hop. Perrino also teaches “The Sociology of Contemporary Music: From Rock 2 Pop 2 Hip-Hop”, at the Alexandria Campus. For more information visit

The Falls Church News-Press is creating a special Taste of Falls Church pull-out edition with special ad rates for participants. 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 more than 30,500 in the greater Falls Church area. For advertising rates and information email Joe or Lou at



Applebee’s is hosting Education Appreciation Day on September 9 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. On this day teachers and coaches can buy one entrée and get one free just by showing their school ID. Applebee’s in Falls Church is located at 127 E. Broad Street.

Homestretch, Inc., Northern Virginia’s largest provider of transitional housing and services for homeless families with children, has teamed up with the Wine Cabinet of Reston to hold its fall fundraiser on Friday, October 2, from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. All funds raised from the Wine Tasting & Silent Auction will provide housing and services to homeless families. Gannett USA Today has offered host the event in their headquarters. The event includes samplings of international wines by The Wine Cabinet of Reston and the opportunity to bid on auction items from dozens of businesses including restaurants, hotels, sports teams and theatres. Tickets are $60. For more information visit