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F.C. Business News & Notes

Chipotle Officially Coming to City

Chipotle Mexican Grill has just signed its lease to operate out of Duron Paint’s former space in Broadale Shopping Center in the 300 block of W. Broad Street. The restaurant, which has more than a 1,000 locations nationwide, prides itself of serving “Food with Integrity” made from natural ingredients from sustainable resources and animals that are raised in a humane way, and never given antibiotics or added hormones. The restaurant is expected to open in mid-June. For more information about Chipotle visit


Novus Construction Moves to F.C.

Novus Construction has moved within the City of Falls Church to 803 West Broad Street, Suite 510. In addition, the company’s website,, is newly updated. The phone number remains (703) 533-7464. Novus Construction is an Architecture and Construction company owned by licensed Architect and City resident, Jeff DuBro, and operated in the greater Falls Church area for the past decade.


SmithGiffod Named ‘Best In Show’ at ADDYs

SmithGifford, the Falls Church-based ad agency, won Best of Show at the prestigious Washington D.C. ADDY Awards for the second year in a row. Smith-Gifford was recognized for their work for their Identity Guard advertising which was filmed in Africa. The agency also won 17 other awards for such clients like the National Geographic Museum and The Virginia Lottery. SmithGifford is the agency responsible for the recent branding effort for the City of Falls Church, now known, as The Little City. For more information visit


Tax Prep Assistance Sponsored by The Falls Church

Employers and employees alike will be pleased to learn that The Falls Church Anglican is sponsoring “Walk-in” Tax Filing preparation assistance by IRS certified volunteers from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturdays through April 11. Anyone in need of Tax Filing assistance who earns annual income less than $49,000 is invited to walk in to Suite 400 at 370 South Washington Street (enter from Maple Avenue diagonal across from Bowl America). For info, call Nar Taing from The Falls Church at 703-532-7600 or Brenda Wilks from Homestretch at 703-237-2035.


Elevation Burger Urging Residents to ‘Share a Pint’

Elevation Burger is helping to encourage local residents and employees to “Share a Pint with a Grateful Stranger” by giving blood at The Falls Church Anglican on Sunday, March 28. The Falls Church is located at 115 E. Fairfax Street in Falls Church. Please register online at Call 703-889-8110 for additional information.


Sponsor a Band at F.C. Memorial Day Parade

The City of Falls Church is offering businesses the opportunity to sponsor a marching band for the 29th Annual Memorial Day Parade. The City is seeking business support to help provide participating bands with travel expenses. Sponsors will be recognized on a banner in front of the sponsored band, in the printed official parade line-up and by the parade’s emcee. Between 10,000 and 15,000 spectators are expected to attend. Sponsorship costs range from $1,000-$2,000. For more information, contact Jenny Elmore at 703-248-5199 or


Youth Entrepreneur Contest Accepting Applications

Junior Achievement of the National Capital Area is accepting applications for its 7th Annual Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Competition, sponsored by Ernst & Young. The competition is open to any student in the 9th -12th grade who has started and is currently running his or her own business. The deadline is April 16. For more information 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