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True Food Kitchen is coming to Mosaic District Summer 2014

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April 4, 2014

I saw this signage as I was visiting Mosaic District that True Food Kitchen will open its doors in summer 2014. According to True Food Kitchen website, their goal is to promote an anti-inflammatory diet. The restaurant will offer a healthy selection of vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and other options promoting healthy living. For...
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Revenue Versus Cost: Is Tysons A Winner?

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April 4, 2014
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Does the County’s Comprehensive Plan for Tysons mean a net improvement for the Fairfax County budget or subsidization of urban development? That is a question that continues to hang around despite years having passed since the approval of the plan. With significant costs that came along with the Tysons vision, most notably the Silver...
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Nespresso Coffee Tasting at Tysons Mall until Sunday, April 6, 2014

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April 4, 2014

1961 Chain Bridge Road 1st Floor, near True Religion, McLean, VA As I was walking in Tysons Mall, I noticed that there was a coffee tasting event. NEsspresso is on tour for their coffee tasting and one of their tours is at Tysons Mall. If you want to know more about the Nespresso machine...
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Capital One Road Grid Under Construction

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April 3, 2014
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Residents of the Gates of McLean have certainly noticed some construction recently as the once dormant Capital One property has been undergoing major infrastructure upgrades in preparation of their future headquarters redevelopment. The 26 acre property is installing a future road grid that will turn the traditional office park into a full mixed use...
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Row-scrapers One Key To Family Based Urbanism

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April 2, 2014
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One thing that comes up time and time again when I’ve discussed smart growth with residents in the area is the inability for families to live that lifestyle. There are thousands of people who, in a perfect world, would love to live close to where they work, but find that the square footage to...
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Moby Dick House of Kabob Coming to Tysons West

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April 1, 2014

Moby Dick House of Kabob is coming to Tyson West. It will be next door to Smashburger that is located at 1500-E Cornerside in Vienna, VA.
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Opinion: Another Kind of Tax Fairness

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April 1, 2014

I had a thought the other day; what if state’s rights and better tax policy could be aligned to give conservatives and progressives incentive for reform? Why not let the states put their money where their mouth is by providing some freedom to adjust federal tax rates within their boundaries? The concept would let...
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Can Fundrise Build High Rise Projects?

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April 1, 2014
A common layout for new urban high rise projects. Photo of Downtown Portland courtesy of AllAboutCities.ca blog by Wendy Waters

The sharing economy has come to mean many things over the past 6 years of this lagging economy. In some cases it means the splitting of car costs so that two people, otherwise unable to afford a car, could afford one. In the case of Bikeshare it means public investment in reusable transportation which...
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Metrobus Service Changes for North Tysons in effect

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March 31, 2014
Empty WMATA Buses Come at the Cost of Other Routes

Some changes to the Metrobus schedule that according to WMATA are already in effect that affect North Tysons users (In particular those in the Avalon Crescent/Park Crest area and Freddie Mac) .  Metrobus 23A will no longer run to Westpark transit center, a new route 23W was created to bridge the gap with ~20-30...
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Stream Restoration Underway Along Westpark

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March 31, 2014
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Residents in North Tysons living along Westpark Drive have likely noticed the bulldozers and construction occurring far below the embankments of Westpark Drive. Some may think this is part of a new development project and be concerned about the destruction of vegetation and natural habitat along the sensitive stream channel. In fact the project...
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Peets Coffee and Tea Coming Soon to Vienna, VA

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March 29, 2014

Peets Coffee and Tea Coming Soon to Vienna, VA. The location will be located within 8150 Lessburg near Scottsdale Trading.   Thank you, MyFairfaxVille http://myfairfaxville.blogspot.com/
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