Morning Notes

Capital One Center stands north of the I-495 and Route 123 interchange (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Freeze Watch to Take Effect Tonight — “The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Watch from late Wednesday night through Thursday morning. Temperatures between 26 – 30 degrees are possible. Frost and freeze conditions could kill crops, sensitive vegetation, and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.” [Ready Fairfax/Twitter]

Renamed Seven Corners Fire Station Welcomes New Engine — “FS28, Fort Buffalo, held a push in ceremony for its new engine, E428. In Sept 2023, the Fairfax County [Board of Supervisors] accepted the recommendation of FS28 members to rename the station from Seven Corners to Fort Buffalo. This is the 1st piece of apparatus to carry the new name.” [FCFRD/Twitter]

Springfield Shopping Center Lines Up Tenants — The former Whole Foods Market at Old Keene Mill Shopping Center will be subdivided into six spaces, including one for a relocated Trader Joe’s. Leasing materials indicate that other spaces will be filled by McAlister’s Deli, European Wax Center and Zips Dry Cleaners, and a “high-end” restaurant called Kanji Sushi is set to fill a suite vacated last year by Austin Grill. [Washington Business Journal]

Fix or Demolish Bailey’s Crossroads Property, Judge Says — “The code violations at the dilapidated building in Bailey’s Crossroads that formerly housed the Zaaki restaurant and hookah lounge must be fixed or the owners could be forced to tear it down…The building, at 6020 Leesburg Pike, has been vacant for years. After Zaaki closed, the property became a dumping ground and a nighttime gathering spot for groups of men.” [Annandale Today]

Tex-Mex Restaurant at Capital One Expected This Year — “Upscale Tex-Mex restaurant Ometeo is gearing up for a big, margarita-fueled opening in Tysons Corner before the year’s out…Ometeo will bring big Texas energy to the growing Capital One Center with multiple dining rooms, bars indoors and out, and a huge patio.” [Axios]

County Fire Department Delivers Free Winter Coats — “The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department sent 2,000 free winter coats to local students in need Tuesday morning. Some of the youngest students even got to visit the Virginia firehouse and pick out their jackets. Around 200 preschoolers filed off buses into the Fairfax County Fire Station 11.” [WTOP]

Apartment Rents Tick Up in Tysons — “The median rent of $1,839 for a one-bedroom unit and $1,817 for two bedrooms in Tysons in October was effectively unchanged from a month before but was up 1.1 percent from a year ago, according to new data reported Oct. 31 by Apartment List. No change from September to October shows the relative strength of the community’s rental market, as median rents typically tend to decline toward the final months of the year.” [Gazette Leader]

Reston Education Company Reports Record Earnings — “Shares of Reston-based Stride Inc. have soared to an all-time high in recent days after the online learning company reported record revenue in its most recent quarter. The revenue surge was driven by an unexpected enrollment boost in both its general education and career learning programs.” [WBJ]

It’s Wednesday — Expect a mostly sunny day with highs near 50°F and northwest winds blowing at 14-17 mph, gusting up to 29 mph. Wednesday night will be clear, with lows around 33°F. The northwest wind will continue at 7-11 mph, with gusts reaching up to 20 mph. [Weather.gov]

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