How to find some deals from Annandale-based small businesses on Saturday.
Small Business 2012
Friday, November 23, 2012
The craft show will feature more than 100 artisans over two days.
The 35th Annual Wakefield Park Holiday Art and Craft Show is back. Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild (NVHG), the craft show will feature artisans from the area over two days on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Audrey Moore RECenter in Wakefield Park. According to a press release from NVHG, more than 60 juried vendors and more than 100 artisans will participate in the show, selling handmade items such as pottery, ceramics and more. Visitors will also be able to find clothes, drawings, photography, and metal and wood crafted items. Door prizes will also be handed out during the craft show. Admission to the craft show is $3 per person, but children ages 12 and under…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The pharmacy was originally scheduled to open earlier this year in September.
The new CVS under construction in west Annandale will not open until early next year. According to Mike DeAngelis, director of public relations for CVS, the store will now open in February 2013 if all scheduled construction goes according to plan. The original projected finish date for the store, located at 3921 Prosperity Ave., Fairfax, was set for September. The site has been under construction for most of 2012 between Woodburn Road and Prosperity Avenue. DeAngelis confirmed what he told Patch in June that the store will still be a free-standing, full-service CVS that will include a drive-thru and a 24-hour pharmacy. The CVS will be the third CVS in Annandale (there’s one at 7205 Little River Tpke., and another in the Heritage Shopping …
Gift shops and pro shops will have specials on Friday, Nov. 23 for those who need to shop for holiday gifts.
The big box stores won’t be the only shops offering Black Friday deals this week. According to a press release from the Fairfax County Park Authority, Green Spring Gardens Park and other Fairfax County parks will offer special sales on Friday, Nov. 23. Green Spring will offer shoppers 20 percent off select merchandise from Noon until 4:30 p.m. on Black Friday. Items for sale at Green Spring are ideal for the gardener in your family or nature enthusiast. Other Park Authority sites a bit further away from the Annandale area will offer deals. Frying Pan Farm Park Country Store in Herndon will also offer 20 percent off select merchandise from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Shoppers can take 20 percent off all gift shop items from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at…
Monday, November 19, 2012
Annandale Patch is compiling a list of Small Business Saturday deals. Share yours here.
Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses their community thrives on. This year, Annandale Patch is putting together a list of local Small Business Saturday deals. We know there are dozens of locally-owned small businesses participating in the Ananndale area — you can look up which Annandale businesses are participating here. If you are a small business owner, leave your deal in the comments section below, and it will be added to the list. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to …
Northern Virginia's economy is relatively strong, but the looming threat of sequestration has some shoppers nervous.
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, holiday parties—it's an expensive time of year. According to the National Retail Federation's national holiday consumer spending survey (conducted by BIGinsight), the average holiday shopper will spend $749.51 on gifts, décor, holiday cards, entertaining and other things this season. That's a minor increase from $740.57 — the amount shoppers spent last year. Two-thirds of respondents to a recent poll by the NPD Group said they “plan to spend about the same” as last year, while 10 percent planned to “spend more.” Unlike other areas of the country, the fiscal cliff and sequestration are really on the minds of thousands of federal employees and government contractors. With that in mind, will you be more…
Monday, November 12, 2012
The Santa Winter Wonderland opens Nov. 24.
With the holiday season on the way, Santa Claus is making plans to visit the Merrifield Garden Center on Gallows Road. Between Nov. 24 and Dec. 23, children visiting the center can write letters to Santa with a gift list, take pictures with him and ask questions during a press conference the man from the North Pole. There will also be a box for families in the Winter Wonderland to donate toys to less fortunate children. The toys will be gathered and taken to the Catholic Diocese of Arlington. Santa will open the Winter Wonderland at noon Nov. 24. It will be open through 5 p.m. The wonderland will be closed on Mondays and will be open from 5 p.m. through 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon through 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Keep up with…
Friday, November 9, 2012
The restaurant, which serves Vietnamese noodle soup, opened two weeks ago.
Another new Vietnamese noodle restaurant is now calling Annandale home. Pho 24, located at 4230 Annandale Rd #170 near hahaPink, opened two weeks ago. The restaurant offers several Vietnamese noodle soup dishes. The restaurant is still offering a grand opening special of $5-$6 for a small or large bowl of noodle soup. According to a manager, the restaurant is open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The family-owned restaurant opened on Columbia Pike back in early October.
A new Annandale restaurant is serving up Thai cuisine just off of Columbia Pike. IMM, located at 7203 Columbia Pike near Joseph's Coat and Giant, is a family-owned and operated dine-in and take-out restaurant. According to manager Aum Kettutat, IMM opened on Oct. 9. Kettutat described the food as simple and flavorful, adding that in addition to Thai street food, IMM serves Thai fusion or Thai-inspired dishes. The restaurant seats abut 30 people and has both lunch and dinner specials. The price varies depending on the meal, but costs range between $6 and $14. Diners can choose from options like soup and salad to fried rice and noodles, starters like IMM’s chicken curry puff which is pastry stuffed with chicken, potatoes, carrots and onions …
The self-serve frozen yogurt store is replacing H&R Block in the Pinecrest Shopping Center.
Menchie's self-serve frozen yogurt will open its new location in the Pinecrest Shopping Center on Thursday, Nov. 15. To celebrate its grand opening, the store will have several events and deals for customers, according to manager Leigh Miller. A ribbon cutting featuring the store’s mascot Menchie is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 17, but Menchie’s official grand opening week activities won’t kick off until the following week. On Saturday, Nov. 24, Menchie’s will hand out free frozen yogurt for the first two hours from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The first 50 visitors to the store will also receive a free T-shirt. The rest of the week Sunday, Nov. 25 through Friday, Nov. 30 will feature giveaways and themed nights like “date night” at the store. …