Friday, March 1, 2013
What would you like to see at the Book Rack location?
Book Rack owner David Ek recently said that with online sales and popular e-readers ruling the book world, Book Rack isn't making much of a profit. Because of this, Ek will close Book Rack for good Saturday. The store has been in the plaza on Manchester Boulevard since 1993 and has had two previous owners before Ek. The bookstore is currently having a sale in an attempt to sell all of its inventory before closing. It's located between Baskin-Robbins and Manchester Bagel. What would you like to see in the Book Rack retail space after it closes? Tell us in the comments below.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
He recently spoke with Patch from Sheehy Ford in Springfield.
Sure, there are trains and buses, but there's a reason why the DC metro area is notorious for intimidating traffic — it's simply because cars are a vital necessity. Vince Sheehy IV, owner of Sheehy Auto Stores, recently sat down with Patch and discussed his business as well as the changing face of the car industry. Sheehy Autos counts 19 locations and two dozen franchises under its business umbrella, and that means either you or someone you know has given a nod to their soft sell and bought a new or used car. They're the largest seller of Ford automobiles in the Mid-Atlantic, and they also offer such brands as Honda, Lincoln, Subaru, Lexus, Infiniti, Mazda and Hyundai. The Sheehy story begins with Vince I, who emigrated from Ireland to …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Positive customer feedback led to the local business being recognized on the popular consumer website.
Kingstowne Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning recently received the 2012 Angie's List Super Service Award for its 24-hour carpet and furniture cleaning services servicing Kingstowne, Alexandria, Arlington and Springfield. Business owner Steve Miller said the award is given to less than 5 percent of Angie's List contractors. Miller has lived in the Kingstowne area for 16 years and started Kingstowne Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning four years ago, after a career in telecommunications. He said the award is presented mainly based on feedback from customers. "I'd like to thank customers for their positive feedback because it's all based on their reviews," he said. According to the Angie's List website, the award is the highest honor given annually to …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Local businesses will be showcased during Tuesday's expo.
Local business owners will get a chance to meet with each other and sample fare from local restaurants at the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce Prime Time business expo Tuesday night. Local businesses including Occasionally Cake, Capital Area Food Bank, Central Michigan University, Mount Vernon Crossfit at the DAM Garage, and The Fairfax retirement community will be in attendance. Featured restuarants include Mamma's Kitchen and Chevy's Fresh Mex. The expo will be held tonight from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Mount Vernon. For more information, call 703-360-6925.
Monday, October 8, 2012
The Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce’s newest group welcomes women from all professions.
The Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commers Women in Business group will host its kick off event Thursday at the Mount Vernon Athletic Club. The group recently formed to fill the need for a women’s business group in the Mount Vernon area, member and business owner Hilaire Henthorne said. “I was talking to [Chamber President] Barbara Doyle about some of the wellness talks I was giving to women, and I was concerned about women in Northern Virginia not having the support they need,” Henthorne, owner of Passionate Purpose Coaching, said. “She told me that there was a new committee they were trying to form.” Henthorne joined the group and began discussing ways to reach out to businesswomen and entrepreneurs in the Mount Vernon area. There is a …
Monday, January 9, 2012
Penn Camera announced it would close 5 of 8 branches around the DC Metro area
There's good news for anyone holding a Penn Camera gift card. The store, which filed for bankruptcy last week, has reversed itself and decided to honor gift cards after all, NBC Washington reports. When Penn Camera announced that it would close five stores last week, including a location at 6699 Frontier Drive across from Springfield Mall, the chain initially said it would not accept gift cards at its remaining locations. It advised cardholders to try and get their money back by asking their credit card companies to list the gift card purchases as "disputed charges." The company has since decided to accept the cards.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Penn Camera operated eight stores in the metro area
Washington-area camera store chain Penn Camera is closing most of its stores, including a location near Springfield Mall, according to the company's website. Due to a disappointing holiday season, Penn Camera announced Wednesday that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Penn Camera will close five of its eight stores immediately, including the Springfield location at 6699 Frontier Drive. A note outside the Springfield location Wednesday said the store was already closed. Customers waiting for repairs or other transactions with Penn Camera's Springfield store can handle them at the Tysons location at 8357-E Leesburg Pike, the company said. Clearance sales will be held in Penn Camera stores on E Street in Washington, in Rockville, Md., …