How Many Businesses Opened in Annandale? 2013 Year in Review

Annandale lost some longtime businesses, but some new stores and restaurants also moved in.

A new thai food restaurant opened in Annandale in July. Patch file photo. Credit: Sherell Williams
A new thai food restaurant opened in Annandale in July. Patch file photo. Credit: Sherell Williams
The new year is almost here, but that doesn't mean we can't appreciate some of the good things that happened this year. Some Annandale business owners and shopping centers got new neighbors in the last 11 months.

Here's a look back at some of the business that opened in our community this year, as reported by Annandale Patch. When you're done, check out our list of the businesses that closed in Annandale this year.


Goodwill of Greater Washington opened its 14th regional location in Fairfax County in Annandale back in February.

See: Goodwill Celebrates Grand Opening in Annandale


A new CVS opened up just outside of Annandale and west of the beltway after more than a year of construction.

See: New CVS in West Annandale Area Now Open

Soju Sarang

A new sushi bar opened in Annandale's Seoul Plaza this summer.

See: Soju Sarang Sushi Bar Opens in Annandale

Advance Auto Parts

An Advance Auto Parts moved into the former Blockbuster Video store this fall. 

See: New Advance Auto Parts Store Opens in Annandale

Thai Food

The new restaurant, specializing in exactly what the name indicates, thai food, opened in July.

See: Thai Food Opens in Annandale

Botanica Pombagira

This little shop replaced Anna ’N Dale’s Newsstand back in July.

See: New Fragrance Shop Opens in Annandale

Chakaboom Fitness

The fitness company brought their Zumba classes to the Annandale Volunteer Fire Department back in February.

See: Chakaboom Fitness to Open Zumba Classes in Annandale

Kid's Choice Sports Center

A new center aimed at providing sports activities and programs for youth opened in October.

See: Kid's Choice Sports Center Coming to Annandale

Honorable Mentions


The Annandale Hess gas station reopened back in July after months of renovations.

See: Hess Gas Station Reopens in Annandale

Collector's World

Though technically not new, the longtime Annandale comics store changed owners in 2013.

See: Collector's World Hosts Grand Re-Opening in Annandale

Party Co

Annandale's Party Company store moved a few doors down in the same shopping center.

See: Party Company Store Now Open at New Annandale Location

Tell us, Annandale: Which of these businesses that opened has been your favorite? Do you know of a business opening we missed? Let us know in the comments.


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