Friday, May 25, 2012
Looking for a new home? See these open houses this weekend.
The following homes will be open for viewing on Sunday afternoon. Check out some of the real estate options in the Kingstowne, Franconia and Rose Hill areas. Homes are open from 1 to 4 p.m. this Sunday, May 27, except where otherwise noted. If you have an open house in the area and would like it featured on Patch, you can easily add your own photo and information to this gallery or add information to the comments section below. 3710 Ivanhoe Ln. - $765,000. 6115 Holly Tree Dr. - $679,000. 6108 Beech Tree Dr. - $699,900. 5915 Dewey Dr. - $675,000. 6263 Gentle Ln. - $609,900. 6132 Franconia Station Ln. - $429,900. 6563 Coachleigh Way - $369,900. 7439 Digby Green - $427,500.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Exempt products include cell phone chargers and fire extinguishers.
An upcoming tax holiday will help Virginians prepare for hurricane season, according to the Virginia Department of Taxation. Ahead of hurricane season's start on June 1, there will be no sales tax in Virginia from May 25 to May 31 on certain items that would be useful in the event of a hurricane. Exempt items can be seen here (PDF). While there will be no sales tax on generators and power cables that cost less than $1,000, most of the purchases must be under $60 to qualify for the sales tax holiday. Many of the eligible items have uses outside of hurricane preparation, including duct tape, fire extinguishers, first aid kits, and cell phone chargers. The sales tax holiday will cost the Commonwealth around $2.6 million, according to an …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Bikers say event energizes them about commute.
While the Washington metropolitan area is famous for its car-choked commutes, some people gathered in the Kingstowne area on Friday morning to prove that it's possible to bike to work. The riders were participating in Bike-to-Work Day, an event organized locally by the Washington Area Bicyclist Association and Commuter Connections. The event promotes using bikes to commute to work. On Friday, 12,700 people were expected to participate in Bike-to-Work Day in the Washington metro area, the Washington Business Journal reports. At a Kingstowne area rest stop on Walker Lane, near the Inova Healthplex, bikers stopped to enjoy refreshments and share stories. "It's better than a cup of coffee," said Mike Salmon, a Virginia Department of …
New restaurant offers sandwiches, salads and soups
If you're looking to eat a sandwich or salad in Springfield, you may want to apply for citizenship in the Sandwich Republic. The new restaurant just opened last week in Springfield Plaza. Sandwich Republic, located at 7020-C Old Keene Mill Road, shares the same building with the Springfield Noodles & Company and Waba Grill, a teriyaki restaurant that hasn't opened yet. In addition to sandwiches and salads, Sandwich Republic also sells soups and pizza-like foccacia. So far, the restaurant has garnered mostly positive reviews on review site Yelp!.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Hotel is expected to be finished in late 2013.
Visitors to Kingstowne and Springfield will have another hotel option by the end of 2013, according to a spokesperson for Embassy Suites. The chain is building a new hotel in Newington. Located on Loisdale Road near the road's intersection with the Fairfax County Parkway by I-95 the area was the site of another hotel. The hotel will likely be finished by November 2013, according to Embassy Suites spokesperson Maggie Giddens. Construction began earlier this year. Embassy Suites is owned by Hilton International. The Newington hotel will join other Embassy Suites in Washington and Northern Virginia, including one in Old Town Alexandria.
Dark Shadows and other movies playing at the Kingstowne Regal 16 this weekend.
This weekend in movies playing in Kingstowne, Rihanna and Friday Night Lights' Taylor Kitsch face off against aliens in Battleship, and Sacha Baron Cohen channels the late Saddam Hussein. Battleship Taylor Kitsch can't get enough of those aliens, can he? Fresh off fighting and romancing extraterrestrials in John Carter, Kitsch returns to earth to battle an intergalactic threat with the help of Rihanna and Liam Neeson. www.battleshipmovie.com Battleship is a silly, noisy extravaganza, but humor keeps it afloat (AP) The Dictator Sacha Baron Cohen, famous for his gonzo escapades in Bruno, Borat, and Da Ali G Show, plays a dictator committed to keeping democracy out of his country. www.republicofwadiya.com The Dictator Stages a Coup of …
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Homes that have gone up for sale in the past week.
Looking for something fresh on the Kingstowne and Rose Hill real estate market? If you are a Realtor or homeowner and have a home just listed or an open house this weekend, feel free to add a photo to this gallery by clicking the "upload" button or by adding information below. Here are some homes that have gone up for sale in the past week: 6114 Redwood Ln. - $549,945. 6209 Marilyn Dr. - $525,000. 5903 Montell Dr. - $459,000. 6213 Hillview Ave. - $429,000. 6049 Heatherwood Dr. - $419,990. 5773 Ridge View Dr. - $384,900. 6036 Buttercup Ct. - $375,000. 3613 Heather Ct. - $349,000. 5958 Founders Hill Dr. - $274,900. 5317 Waldo Dr. - $539,950. 6304 Dunman Way - $525,000. 6328 Miller Dr. - $490,000. 6553 Kelsey Point Cir. - $459,950. 6159 …
Friday, May 11, 2012
Looking for a new home? See these open houses this weekend.
The following homes will be open for viewing on Sunday afternoon. Check out some of the real estate options in the Kingstowne, Franconia and Rose Hill areas. Homes are open from 1 to 4 p.m. this Sunday, May 13, except where otherwise noted. If you have an open house in the area and would like it featured on Patch, you can easily add your own photo and information to this gallery or add information to the comments section below. 6036 Buttercup Ct. - $375,000. 6114 Redwood Ln. - $549,945. 5620 Glenwood Dr. - $999,000. 5901 Benfield Dr. - $615,000. 6258 William Edgar Dr. - $350,000. 6001 Chicory Pl. - $349,999. 5921 Founders Crossing Ct. - $329,000. 6033 Woodlake Ln. - $729,900. 5317 Waldo Dr. - $539,950. 6484 Sutcliffe Dr. - $529,990. 6304 …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Plan changes add a mezzanine to a building at the shopping center, change site's permitted uses.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Tuesday took action to speed up the approval of proposed changes to the Hilltop Village Center, the future site of Kingstowne's Wegmans. Developers proposed changes that would add a mezzanine to one of the buildings at the shopping center and changing the landscape buffer behind Wegmans to accomodate additional utilities and the widening of Telegraph Road. The changes would also add some new, permitted secondary uses to the site that could allow different businesses to open there than were originally permitted. The amended secondary uses would allow health clubs, child care centers, fast food restaurants, colleges or universities, special education schools, convenience stores and/or veterinary …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
All stores except anchor stores to close in July.
The new Springfield Town Center will feature a health club, a movie theater and a "restaurant row" of between eight and ten restaurants, according to Mike McClanahan, chief of staff for Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay (D). "The project's under way," McClanahan said at a community meeting last week organized by the Lee District Association of Civic Associations. "Everyone's meeting with everyone." In July, all of the mall's stores (with the exception of Macy's, Target and JCPenney) will close to allow for construction. The renovation of Springfield Mall is Phase I of a four-part plan to transform the 80-acre site into Springfield Town Center, Fairfax County's Office of Revitalization and Reinvestment told Patch in March. Phase II will …