Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The new location is the fourth authorized ship center in the Burke and West Springfield area.
The Burke area now has another shipping option to mail any packages or parcels. A new FedEx store moved into the West Springfield Shopping Center. The store, located at 6212 Rolling Rd., opened earlier this month, according to an employee. The new location is the fourth authorized ship center in the Burke and West Springfield area. Other staffed FedEx locations are at 8094 Rolling Rd., and 7481 Huntsman Blvd. in Springfield and 10661 Braddock Rd., in Fairfax. Currently, the West Springfield Shopping Center has a Panera, an H&R Block, a Verizon Wireless, Boardwalk Burgers and more.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The store will move four doors down into the space previously occupied by the W Salon.
The PhotoCraft store, located at 6025 Burke Centre Pkwy. in the Burke Towne Center, will officially move Wednesday into its new space a few doors down. To finalize the move, the store will close temporarily on Wednesday. However, an employee at the store said PhotoCraft will resume business on Thursday. The store is moving into the space four doors down, which was previously occupied by the W Salon. PhotoCraft announced plans to relocate back in March. The store has been in the Burke community since 1978. A Little Caesars pizza restaurant will replace PhotoCraft, but it is unclear when the restaurant chain will move in.
The store, which opened on April 12, will offer 12 yogurt flavors daily.
Frozen yogurt fans rejoice; Zinga officially opened in the Kings Park Shopping Center at 8942 Burke Lake Rd., on April 12. According to Nick Perry, new store developer for Zinga, the store has received positive feedback from the Burke and Springfield communities since opening. "We've had a great response from the community so far, especially from students," said Perry. The self-serve frozen yogurt shop will offer 12 flavors daily and more than 50 premium toppings such as fresh fruit and real M&M's and more. The toppings, Perry said, are as real as the yogurt. The coffee flavor yogurt is made with real coffee just as the strawberry yogurt is made with real strawberries. All fruit in the store arrives fresh and is chopped and made to order …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
What would you like to see in this vacant storefront in the West Springfield Shopping Center?
This vacancy at 6228-F Rolling Road in Springfield in the West Springfield Shopping Center near the Whole Foods is the former location for Accotink Academy. The school is now located at 8519 Tuttle Rd., in Springfield. According to Fairfax County permit records, both the E and F buildings used to be occupied by the Academy. The store for building E is now a Title Boxing Club. What would you like to see occupy this storefront? What kind of business do you think would best serve the community's needs and compliment the shops in the West Springfield Shopping Center? The shopping center already has a Panera, an H&R Block, a Verizon Wireless, Boardwalk Burgers among other stores. Take our poll or tell us in the comments!
Monday, April 1, 2013
The company, which is known for its rotisserie chicken, introduced St. Louis-style ribs to its menus on Monday.
Boston Market announced Monday that a new food item has been added to their menu in an effort to bring in new customers. According to the Huffington Post, the Colorado-based chain, known for its rotisserie chicken and turkey, introduced St. Louis-style ribs to its menu Monday. The new campaign is being marketed with the tagline "We Love the IRS," with IRS meaning "Incredible Rib Specials." The ribs were tested in Boston Market restaurants in New York and in Virginia. The Boston Market in Burke is located at 9278-A Old Keene Mill Rd. The decision to add ribs to the menu at Boston Market came about after the company tested other ideas with 100,000 customers via email surveys and taste tests, according to the article. Ribs, the research …
Friday, March 29, 2013
What would you like to see in this vacant storefront on Burke Commons Road?
Despite appearances, the Burke Branch of Union First Market Bank located at 6050 Burke Commons Rd., remains closed. The bank closed in December, and still has signage and appears as a full-functioning bank. However, a sign on the door directs Burke customers to visit the bank's branch in Springfield for their banking needs. "This branch of Union First Market Bank closed on Dec. 19, 2012 at 2 p.m.," the sign reads. "We are sorry for any inconvenience and would be glad to help you at another of our full service locations. "Please utilize our full service branch located at 5803 Rolling Rd., Springfield, Va 22152. Phone number is 703-644-4466." Calls to Union First Market Bank about the closure of the Burke location were not returned. There …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The restaurant filed for bankruptcy last year.
After nearly eight years in Burke, San Vito Ristorante Italiano has closed. An employee at the Caribou Coffee shop next door told Patch the restaurant closed “very quickly and quietly” last month. According to Northern Virginia Magazine, the restaurant officially closed on Feb. 19. The article further states a financial dispute between restaurant owner John Sayre and the shopping center was part of the reason for the closure. Kings Park Shopping Center LLC, the shopping center where the restaurant opened in August 2005, sued San Vito last year. According to court documents, the restaurant filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in March 2012. The case was converted to a case under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code on Feb. 13. Court documents on …
Monday, March 25, 2013
The store will move into the space formerly occupied by the W Salon in the shopping center.
After more than 15 years at its current location at 6025 Burke Centre Pkwy. in the Burke Towne Center shopping center, the Photo Craft store is relocating. However, Burke residents shouldn’t be too alarmed: the store is moving only four doors down into a larger space, formerly occupied by the W Salon (which relocated further down in the shopping center near Starbucks and Giant). According to the owner, Photo Craft is hoping to move into the space in April. The store also has plans to have a moving/relocating sale as soon as they have a confirmed move date. Photo Craft, a family-owned and operated business, has been in the Burke community since 1978. According to Fairfax County building permit records, a Little Caesars pizza restaurant will…
Friday, March 8, 2013
The salon, which opened three years ago, was recently renovated.
The W Salon in Burke celebrated a grand re-opening last Saturday and unveiled the newly renovated salon to around 300 guests. According to a press release, the salon, which is located at 6003 Burke Center Parkway, was renovated with a “modern and chic design with custom bar designed to offer clients refreshments during their services.” The W Salon offers several beauty services from haircuts and coloring to waxing and massages. Guests at the celebration included Miss Virginia USA 2013 Shannon McAnall, former Washington Redskins tight end and founder of ProView Rick "Doc" Walker, Emily Gonzaga, swimsuit designer of D'Milikah, and Maimah Karmo founder of TigerLily Foundation. The salon was decorated in lime green decorations and attendees …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Burke Gems and Beads sells materials such as beads, wiring and gemstones used for jewelry making.
A new shop specializing in beading, gems and other jewelry making materials is hoping to serve as a local hotspot for Burke and Northern Virginia residents who have an interest in crafts. “There are very few bead stores in Northern Virginia that carry the variety of gems used by and sought after by crafters,” said Olya Yampolsky, owner of Burke Gems and Beads. Burke Gems and Beads quietly opened at 9415-A Old Burke Lake Rd on Nov. 1, 2012 without a grand opening, but Yampolsky said the store has been warmly received by community and called the positive response encouraging. “We’ve only been promoting the store through word of mouth and fliers because I’m trying to save money, but it’s been great,” said Yampolsky, who immigrated to the …