New Comic Book Store Opens in F.C.
Victory Comics has opened at 586 S. Washington Street in the space formerly occupied by Dinettes and Stools. The new retail store, owned and operated by local resident Jeff Weaver, opened this week.
It offers new and old comic books, toys, games, and sports cards and it will soon also offer in-store gaming. It is open Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am to 6pm, Wednesdays (when they receive new comics) from 11am to 8pm, Fridays from 11am – 9pm and Saturdays 10 am to 9 pm. For more information call 703-241-9393.
Fairfax City’s Sfizi Café Relocating to ‘Flower Building’
Sfizi Café will open a location in “The Flower Building” at 800 Broad Street over the summer. Owner Lino P. Ricciardi opened Sfizi Café on Fairfax Blvd in Fairfax in 2004. The café is also a trattoria, wine shop and market which offers authentic, homemade Italian specialties, as well as prepared foods, imported products, catering, an espresso bar and wine bar. The Flower Building was developed and is owned by The Young Group/Jefferson One. It currently houses the U.S. Post Office, Flippin Pizza, the Falls Church City Public Schools’ offices, and Butz-Wilbern the building’s architects among others. The Young Group will soon be moving into the building as well.
Elevation Burger Secures International Franchise Deal
Elevation Burger has secured its first international multi-unit franchise deal with Ali Ashkanani, an investment banker and entrepreneur from Kuwait. Founded by Hans and April Hess five years ago in Falls Church, Elevation Burger is known for its organic burgers and fresh cut fries cooked in olive oil. The rapidly growing franchise operation now has locations in Arlington, Austin, Tx. Baltimore and it has more than 50 new locations in development in Florida, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Ashkanani will open his stores in the middle-east and expects to have his first restaurant open in Kuwait by mid-2010. The Falls Church restaurant is located at 422 S. Washington Street. For more information visit www.elevationburger.com.
News-Press to Sponsor Wammies VIP Reception
The Falls Church News-Press is sponsoring the Washington Area Music Association‘s Wammie Awards’ VIP Reception at Argia’s on Sunday, February 28. Local businesses have the opportunity to advertise in a special Wammie edition of the News-Press and to provide premium items for inclusion in the VIP goody bags. Ads in the special edition are being offered at a discounted rate and include thousands of banner ad impressions on the News-Press website. Recommended items for the 100 VIP goody bags include water bottles, key chains, mugs, etc. The deadline for Wammie ads and goody bag items is February 24. Call 703-532-3267 or email [email protected] for details.
F.C. Grants 30 Business Licenses in September & October
The City of Falls Church granted 30 business licenses in the months of September and October. Information on business licenses and permits is available from the office of the Commissioner of the Revenue in City Hall located at 300 Park Avenue in Falls Church.
F.C. Chamber Networking Mixer Tuesday
The Falls Church Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Networking Mixer at the Italian Café on Tuesday, February 16. The meeting will include a facilitated networking exercise. Tickets are $27 for Chamber members, $32 for non-members. An additional $5 will be charged for walk-ins. Contact 703-532-1050 or [email protected] for reservations. The Italian Café is located at 7161 Lee Highway in Falls Church.
League of Women Voters Meeting on 2010 Census
Members of the business community are invited to attend the Falls Church League of Women Voters‘ sponsored “Lunch and Learn” meeting on the 2010 Census at Argia’s from 11:30 – 1:00pm, Tuesday, February 23. Tickets are $15 and include lunch. RSVPs to [email protected] are required by Friday, February 19. Argia’s is located at 124 N. Washington Street in Falls Church. For more information visit www.lwvfallschurch.org.
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 [email protected].