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F.C. Business News & Notes: November 26 – December 2, 2009


Butz-Wilbern, Ltd. has moved from McLean into Suite 400 of “The Flower Building” at 800 W. Broad Street in Falls Church. The architectural and planning firm designed the building which is the first LEED Certified Gold building in Falls Church.

It addresses a state-of-the-art envelope and unique aesthetic goals. Key elements include a green roof, recycled content, high efficiency mechanical systems, cool coating on parking deck, xeriscaping, and multi-modal transportation connections. The firm was founded in 1989 by Sam Butz and Jack Wilbern, as a professional architectural and planning firm dedicated to providing effective, efficient and exceptional design services to individual, corporate, and developer clients. The firm, which is celebrating its 20th Anniversary, also designed the Read Building located at 402 W. Broad Street. Both Falls Church buildings were designed for The Young Group. For more information visit



Café Nessma has opened its Hookah Bar next door to the restaurant in the West End Shopping Center at 1079 W Broad Street in Falls Church. The Lebanese restaurant, owned and operated by Johara Choukri and her husband Saad Masri, was the Falls Church News-Press “Restaurant Spotlight of the Week” April 22, 2009 and the 2nd place winner of the 2009 Taste of Falls Church. The restaurant is open daily from 10am to 8pm. For more information call 571-641-3111.


Dogma Gourmet Dog Bakery and Boutique is raising funds to buy a ballistic vest for Falls Church City Police dog Thor. Thor was donated to the Falls Church City police by Jefferson One/The Young Group, developers of Washington Market, The Read Building, and “The Flower Building” and owners of several other properties in Falls Church. Cash, change and checks (made out to Dogma) can be dropped by Dogma at 2445 N. Harrison Street. Over the summer, Dogma ran a similar fundraising campaign to purchase a vest for Fany, the Falls Church City Sheriff’s Department dog. Dogma is an independently owned and operated retailer of healthy products for both dogs and dog lovers. For more information visit


Mattie’s Flower Box in Falls Church has closed. The local florist was located in the West End Plaza at 1071 W. Broad Street. The phone number has been disconnected.


State Farm Agent Matt Smith is providing free Visa gift cards to individuals who allow him to quote their auto, home, life or health insurance. Smith’s State Farm office, located in Suite 100 at 400 N. Washington Street in Falls Church, is a full service insurance agency. For more information call 703-237-3477 or email


Tysons Pharmacy has opened in the Tysons Station plaza at 7508 Leesburg Pike. The new pharmacy, which is offering a 20% discount to celebrate its grand opening, is a designated center for the H1N1 vaccine. For information call 703-992-7083.


Occasions, Inc., a full-service event and meeting management company and tour operator, has partnered with area vendors to host a holiday open house at 1757 Golf Club in Sterling on Wednesday, December 16 from 6 – 9 p.m. The event, designed for corporations, associations and nonprofits, will be one-stop shopping for event services. Participating vendors include Weirding Word® Editorial and Design Services, 1757 Golf Club, Celebrations Catering, Alpine Portable Restrooms, Digitized Logos, Inc., Minuteman Press, Healing Design, Feast in a Basket, Metropolitan Parking & Transportation, Inc., Burgundy Blue Jazz Band, and Picture This. Attendees will sample savory fare from some of the area’s best caterers, and enjoy an elegant evening filled with the joy of the holiday season. 1757 Golf Club is located at 45120 Waxpool Road in Sterling. For more information or to register for the free event visit


FIRSTfriday of Falls Church events will take place in a number of local businesses throughout the day on Friday, December 4. For information about art exhibits, performances, dining specials, and other special offers, visit


The Business News & Notes section is compiled by Sally Cole, Executive Director of Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce. She may be e-mailed at