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Plenty of New Small Retailers Opening Shop in Falls Church

The monthly survey of the City of Falls Church’s Economic Development Office confirms that there is a flurry of new and impending openings of small retailers in the Little City this spring. Other big news is that the Spectrum condominiums project at 444 W. Broad is now officially sold out, and the popular Clare and Don’s Beach Shack has been approved for a variance that will permit the restaurant to build a 600 square foot second level deck above its existing outdoor seating area now expected to be open next Spring.

The new businesses reported include Beadazzled (beads and jewelry), Caribbean Plate, Curry Mantra 2, Dominion Jewelers (in their new space at 917 W. Broad, site of the old Zunzal), Stylish Patina near the Artspace Falls Church on S. Maple, Sleepy’s Mattresses,and the Front Porch (furniture repair and sales).

Soon to open are Zinga Frozen Yogurt at 1106 W. Broad next to the Giant, a Subway location next to the new Dunkin’ Donuts at 101 Annandale Rd., Troika-Gastronom grocery in the Tower Square shopping center, 157 Hillwood, Five Rings Fitness behind the Meat in a Box (where a major building renovation is now underway), Orange Monkey, a frozen yogurt place next to Curry Mantra 2, Bambu Desserts and Drinks, a large chain, in the Eden Center, Edible Arrangements, coming in next to the Dunkin’ Donuts, Old Natalia’s Elegant Creations, a frozen and soft yogurt business at 230 W. Broad, and two separate uses on the ground floor of the Broadway, 502 W. Broad coming soon, Ortho Care and Urgent Care services.

Also, plans for the addition of a Burger 7 location next to the Staples in the Falls Plaza shopping center have shifted as the Burger 7 people decided it would be too close to another Burger 7 just up the road in the Idyllwood Plaza. Instead, they’ll offer steak and chicken “shawarma” (Mediterranean-style seasoned, grilled and shaved meat sandwiches).

While Bob Young’s architecturally-creative renovation of his multi-retail building at Annandale and S. Washington St. (where Meat in the Box is staying open) continues to turn heads, the Northgate project on N. Washington and Hilton Garden Inn on W. Broad are rising out of the ground and the Odd Fellows Hall at 105 N. Maple is under contract for sale.