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Ovvio Osteria Restaurant Week

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January 20, 2014

In honor of Restaurant Week, Ovvio Osteria is offering a 3-course pre-fixe menu for $35.14. Guests are being offered a choice of three appetizers (Borlotti Bean Soup, Meantballs Al Forno and Classic Caesar), four entrees choices (Margherita Pizza, Papardelle Bolognese, Grilled Organic Chicken Panino and Shrimp & Grits), and finally three dessert selections (Torta...
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Silver Line Delay a Debacle in Public Relations and Oversight

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January 17, 2014
Tysons Metro Station, Photo by Benjamin Burgess

This past week we received notice of a final test date being conducted by Bechtel on the long delayed Silver Line Phase 1; the last step prior to hand over to WMATA for remaining testing and operations. The project has been delayed nearly 5 months from its initial schedule, and those disruptions stem from...
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Breaking News: New Governor Reviewing Wasteful Highway Pet Projects

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January 14, 2014
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In a surprising move today, the fresh off the inauguration McAuliffe administration halted work on the 460 Bypass project between Suffolk and Petersburg. The project, which will cost tax payers over $1 billion in construction alone, was touted by the McDonnell administration as being a job boom for the freight industry… despite the freight...
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Seven Corners Realignment Concepts Presented to Public

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January 14, 2014
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So what do you think? Which concept do you believe is best and why? Click on each type to tweet out your choice, or comment below. It’s been a while since we talked about the ongoing debate over how to fix the broken Seven Corners road infrastructure to somehow take a chaotic tangle of...
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Tysons Mall New Years Construction Updates

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January 7, 2014
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Our last update from the ambitious construction project occurring along the AMC entrance to Tysons Corner mall was prior to the holiday season. Since that time the crews have made enormous progress; the plaza deck is structurally prepared in the vicinity of the future Hyatt hotel, Vita residential tower is nearly 20 stories and...
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Capital One Awaiting Approval of Taller Headquarters

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January 3, 2014
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If you have been around Capital One’s headquarters in Tysons recently you might have overlooked a nuance change in construction that has occurred over the past month. It’s hard to keep track of all the projects happening in the vicinity of the McLean Silver Line Station, and due to their interconnection and proximity the...
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JBG Elm Street Residential Building May Undermine Tysons Concept

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December 26, 2013
JBG McLean Residential rendering for 6862 Elm St.

The MCA (McLean Citizens Association) has often sounded the alarm bells and gathered the angry masses against projects in Tysons which would likely have little to no impact on their member’s lives. While their numerous objections, sometimes lacking evidence, might cast a boy who cried wolf shadow on the organization; their objections to the...
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Lerner’s Moving Forward Speculatively On 1775 Tysons Boulevard

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December 20, 2013
1775 envisioned park and public space, click to enlarge

For many Tysons residents and commuters the large, excavated, but dormant pit at the corner of Tysons Boulevard and Galleria Drive has been a confusing sight. Across the street Macerich has been full speed on the construction of Tysons Tower, and all around Tysons the commercial market has seen a boom in investment as noted...
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German Embassy Christmas Market Recap

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December 19, 2013
Tysons Corner Center – German Christmas Market – photo ©TimeLine Media

This story originally ran on TimelineDC and has been cross post with the authors permission. Last weekend, the Tysons Corner Center had a German Christmas Market setup right outside a section of their mall for the first in what they hope will be an annual event. This is a unique way to do some...
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Federal Transit Benefit to Be Slashed While Parking Benefit Remains

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December 9, 2013
If you think there is gridlock at the Capitol today; I wonder what it would like if thousands of commuters suddenly shifted to driving and parking instead of taking Metro

In today’s bit of political hypocrisy we present the Federal debate currently occurring (not really, after all Congress really doesn’t do anything anymore) over the continuation of commuter benefits for Federal employees and consultants. In the era of pushing for smaller government the GOP has been adamant that we must cut down on waste...
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WMATA 2015 Budget Shows Preference For Employees Over Riders

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December 5, 2013
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If some of you follow my twitter feed you might have noticed a bit of a rant this morning on the WMATA budget meeting that occurred where the latest proposed budget for 2015 was shown to the public. Thanks to @AdamTuss we got to see the summary of the numbers. Unfortunately the local media...
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