Weekly Top Stories: Wegmans Update, Fatal Car Crash, and Restaurant and New Business Openings

Here's the top Patch news from the past week in and around your area.

River Bend Bistro May Open in Summer 2013

The opening date for the River Bend Bistro has been pushed back to summer 2013.

Bill and Caroline Ross, the local couple who purchased the former Village Wharf storefront in the Hollin Hall Shopping Center in 2012, say the River Bend Bistro may open as early as July. The couple originally hoped to open the River Bend Bistro in March.

Recreational Amenities Planned to Be Located Near Wegmans at Hilltop Village Center

Wegmans has proffered to build recreational amenities adjacent to the soon-to-be Hilltop Village Center that will include an adult soccer field, youth baseball field, pavilion, playground, an open play area, and an associated parking lot, according to Linda Waller, director of communications for the Office of Supervisor Jeff McKay.

KLNB Retail's part in constructing the new Wegmans — which will be the anchor store for Hilltop Village Center at the corner of Beulah Street and Telegraph Road — is coming to an end. Broker Sam Hodges told Patch Wednesday that the commercial real estate company will "deliver the site to Wegmans next month" to complete the construction of the high-end grocery store.

San Vito Restaurant in Burke Closes

After nearly eight years in Burke, San Vito Ristorante Italiano has closed.

An employee at the Caribou Coffee shop next door told Patch the restaurant closed “very quickly and quietly” last month. According to Northern Virginia Magazine, the restaurant officially closed on Feb. 19.

Pedestrian Killed on Fairfax County Parkway Identified

Patrick Early, 57, of Washington, D.C. has been identified as the pedestrian killed on the evening of March 11 on the Fairfax County Parkway near Fort Belvoir. Early's identity was witheld pending next of kin notification.

Early, who had no fixed address, was struck by a 1997 Ford pick-up truck at around 11:20 p.m. in an unlit section of the Fairfax County Parkway going south near Ehlers Road.

Blockbuster Leaves Annandale, Permits Approved for New Tenant

The Annandale Blockbuster Video at 7448 Little River Tpke., officially closed this month and it looks like a new business has already leased the now-vacant property.

According to the Fairfax Inspections Database Online (FIDO) system, a permit for a new interior layout for an Advanced Auto Parts store was processed on Tuesday by the county for that address. The system also shows that a zoning plan for the layout was reviewed and approved.

American Airlines Flight Declares Emergency, Diverts to Dulles Wednesday Afternoon

An American Airlines flight heading from Washington D.C. to Dallas made an emergency landing at Dulles Airport Wednesday afternoon due to a pressurization issue, after taking off from Reagan National Airport according to a WUSA report that quotes Rob Yingling of Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.

The American Airline pilots may have had a pressurization issue on American Airlines Flight #1491. The pilots apparently landed the plane on Runway 1C at Dulles.

Police: Men Pull Gun on Woman Walking Home; Peeping Incident Friday Morning

PEEPING, 7100 block of Groveton Gardens Road, 3/22/13, 9 a.m. A 49-year-old reported someone was looking into her room from the balcony. The suspect fled.

ROBBERY, 8200 block of Russell Road, 3/22/13, 4:15 p.m. A 27-year-old was walking home when she was approached by two individuals. One brandished a handgun and demanded money. They fled with her purse. She was not injured. One suspect was described as a male, black, 16-20 years old, approximately 5’4” and 150 lbs. The other suspect was approximately 13-year-old, 5’1” and 110 lbs.

Soccer Pro Shop in Fairfax Investigated for Selling Counterfeit Sportswear

Virginia State Police are investigating the Soccer Pro Shop at 10342 Lee Highway in Fairfax, for possibly selling counterfeit athletic apparel, according to a FCPD search warrant affidavit.

Among the items seized in a recent search: a T-shirt press and handheld iron, hundreds of unprinted Nike jerseys, shin guards and hats.


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