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F.C. Business News & Notes: December 24 – 30, 2009


Atlantic Realty Companies, Akridge Real Estate, Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust, Drs. Berman & Lee, Clay Café Studios, Carol Jackson, the Falls Church Economic Development Authority, Karen Akers, Love & Miller DDS, Kieran Sharpe, The Falls Church Housing Corporation, The Falls Church, Tori McKinney of Long & Foster, Viget Labs, and Virginia Commerce Bank are all supporting Watch Night 2009, Falls Church City’s free New Year’s Eve celebration.

The event is organized by Barbara Cram on behalf of the Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce with assistance from the City of Falls Church, the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation, the Village Preservation and Improvement Society, local churches and the Unity Club. For information about sponsorship and volunteer opportunities or scheduled events email


Clay-Cafe-Homeless-FundraisClay Café Studios raised almost $1,000 through its 9th annual family fundraiser to support the Falls Church Emergency Homeless Shelter. Flippin’ Pizza and Edible Arrangements made generous food donations. Falls Church citizens, local business owners and the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce supported the event while spending the evening painting pottery and enjoying refreshments on Wednesday December 8th. Clay Café Studios is located at 101 N. Maple Avenue, Falls Church, VA. The phone number is (703) 534-7600. Clay Café Studios is open Monday through Thursday from 11am to 7pm, Friday and Saturday from 11am to 9pm and Sundays from 12pm to 5pm.


Hildi Pardo of Falls Church and Suha Frye of Springfield received top honors from lia Sophia for its Excellent Beginning Program Achievers for their outstanding sales accomplishments and professionalism. Lia Sophia is a direct fashion jewelry business which provides in-home demonstrations. For more information visit or call 800-487-3323.


Olde Habits, the stand alone antique and used furniture shop at 817 W. Broad Street in Falls Church, is now Eclectic Elegance. The phone number for Olde Habits is out of service. The phone number for Eclectic Elegance is 703-536-4663 although it appears that the home furnishings and accessories store has not yet opened.



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