Wiehle Avenue Office Building Sells For Big Bucks — Bethesda-based First Potomac Realty Trust has acquired 1775 Wiehle Ave., an office building two blocks from the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station, for $41 million from Normandy Real Estate Partners. Law firm Odin Feldman & Pittleman is the 130,000-square-foot building’s largest tenant. [Washington Business Journal]
Extension of No Child Left Behind For Virginia — Virginia public schools earned another year of exemption from some requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind law. The law focuses on reforming education by increasing accountability for schools and teachers and measuring student progress based on standardized tests. States are awarded waivers in exchange for executing alternative reform plans. Virginia earned a two-year waiver in June 2012. It has now been extended another two years. [Fairfax Times]
Save The Date: Lou Lou Day — All lou lou Boutiques, including the one at Reston Town Center, will hold its annual lou lou day Aug. 2. For every $40 spent, customers will receive a $10 gift certificate. Also, 15 percent of the day’s proceeds will benefit Dress for Success.
GRACE’s Artist Member Exhibit Opens This Week — Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) is debuting a new exhibit beginning Thursday. The exhibition will feature 28 artists working with a variety of themes. The exhibit is free and open to the public though Aug. 23. [GRACE]
Photo: Shopping at Saturday’s Ukulele Festival at Lake Anne Plaza
The former private venue will be preserved as part of the overall infill residential proposal (via JR Catering/Facebook) A nearly 9-acre property near Lake Fairfax Park in Reston could be…
The Fairfax County Government Center building (staff photo by David Taube) Local officials are already preparing for “one of the most challenging” budget talks in years due to inflation, the…
PayMore plans to open a location in Reston within two to three weeks (via PayMore) An electronics trading store is slated to open in Reston’s Home Depot by the end…
Wolftrap Creek in fall (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) Route 7 Lane Shift in Reston Starts Today — “On or about Tuesday, Nov. 29, the right-turn lane from eastbound Route…
The Ravel Dance Studio will re-open for fall classes 2020. The school will offer in person and virtual online instruction. With over 5000 sq. ft. to social distance the school has added air ionization filtration systems, ballet barres, acrylic dividers, hands free bathrooms, strict monitoring and more.
The Ravel Dance Studio will produce a Nutcracker Ballet Hollywood style video through the Reston Community CenterStage. REGISTRATION online begins August 17.
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He recently ruptured his Achilles and has an incredibly long and tough journey ahead. As if COVID hadn’t impacted fitness professionals enough, throw this in the mix and it’s a double, even triple whammy. CG is no longer able to work and do what he loves for the time being because of this and we’d love your support.