Morning Notes

Moonrise near Reston Town Center, seen from the Dulles Toll Road (staff photo by Scott Brodbeck)

Local Figure Skater Wins World Championship — “Ilia Malinin, the 19-year-old from Fairfax, Virginia, put on a dominant display Saturday night in Montreal and took the world figure skating crown in record performance. His free program included a jaw-dropping six quadruple jumps — including his patented quad axel” and setting a record for the competition’s free skate. [WTOP]

Police Investigate “Suspicious Package” in Reston — Sunset Hills Road closed outside of the Reston Town Center Metro station yesterday (Monday) after Fairfax County police got a report of a “suspicious package” in the area at 4:40 p.m. An investigation determined the item wasn’t an explosive device, and there was “no apparent threat to the community at this time.” [Patch]

Data Center Company Sues County Over Reston Facility — CoreSite “has filed a civil suit against Fairfax County, alleging the county has overstepped its authority in demanding it hand over identifying information about its tenants” for tax purposes. The March 8 complaint argues that it’s not CoreSite’s responsibility to “know whether a given tenant is subject to or exempt from the state’s and county’s tax authority” and it would be “overly burdensome” for the company to make that determination. [Washington Business Journal]

Annandale Restaurants Near Launches — “Three new eateries — L&L Hawaiian Barbecue, Garden Social, and Tiger Sugar — are tentatively scheduled to have a soft opening the second week of April. All three are located in the same 5,000-square-foot space at 4363 John Marr Drive…in the Eastgate Shopping Center.” [Annandale Today]

Former Auto Dealerships in Tysons Acquired — Asbury Automotive Group “bought the 11.6-acre property at 8525 Leesburg Pike, until recently home to a Priority Nissan and a Priority Mazda, on Feb. 15 for $67 million.” The buyer and seller didn’t comment on the deal, which was reported by CoStar, but the site was once part of the planned Dominion Square West redevelopment. [WBJ]

Space Research Nonprofit Moves HQ to Chantilly — “The non-profit Aerospace Corp., which functions as a federal research lab focused on space, announced last week it relocated its corporate headquarters from El Segundo, California, to the Washington D.C. area.” The corporation’s president says the move “was driven by the evolving space landscape in the U.S. government and a need for closer proximity to key decision makers.” [Space News]

Lorton Thrift Shop Plans Refresh — “Lorton’s Attic, the thrift store at Williamsburg Square Shopping Center operated by the Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC), will close for the first two days of April before reopening April 3 with a new layout, fresh inventory and expanded hours.” [On the MoVe]

Homeless Shelter Clients Beautify County Gardens — “The gardens at the Herrity Building on the Fairfax County Government Center Complex have been given a renewed lease on life this spring, thanks to the dedicated efforts of Operation Stream Shield and guidance from landscape architects of the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services Stormwater Management Division.” [DPWES]

It’s Tuesday — Expect mostly cloudy skies with a high near 55 and an east wind around 6 mph. Moving into Tuesday night, there is a 30% chance of rain, primarily after 2am, and the temperature will drop to around 44 with a southeast wind at 7 mph. [NWS]

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