Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Old Town's newest store, Spice Merchants, sells exotic as well as traditional spices, teas and tea accessories, and herbs.
Caught in a cooking rut? Want to get a little more adventurous with your cooking or grilling, especially as the warm weather (eventually) comes out and beckons you to dust off that barbecue? Enter Spice Merchants, Fairfax City's newest shop in Old Town. Spice Merchants just opened at 10376 Main St. a few weeks ago, the passion of three childhood friends from northern Virginia - Christine Prucker, Charles Woodard and John Horn. The store is a haven of everything tasty, with shelves and racks full of loose-leaf teas and tea accessories; custom spice blends for cooking, grilling, baking and just adding a bit of flavor to any food; specialty items like flavored sugars and peppercorns; various types of sea salts; and exotic chocolates. …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Find out what this guy was doing there Tuesday.
Check out this incredible creature that spent some time in the Adam Lister Gallery in Old Town Fairfax earlier this week. Don't worry, it wasn't an escapee - it was all part of the Drawing Zoo workshop the gallery holds once a year for budding artists and students. The iguana wasn't the only exotic creature on hand for Tuesday's workshop - his friends the tarantula and the albino snake came along for the fun as well. The Drawing Zoo is a local company that brings animals into classrooms and art studios for unique workshops that combine both science and art. Students get live subjects to draw, and during breaks throughout the workshop, they get to hear all about the animal's physiology and characteristics as well. Most of the student's …
Monday, June 25, 2012
The long-time thrift shop closed after one year in new location.
Yesterday's Rose shut down only a year after it opened its new location in downtown Fairfax. Thrift store employees posted a farewell message to YesterdaysRose.org on Friday. The store held a 75 percent off fire sale up until it closed its doors at 5 p.m. on Sunday. The website is no longer live. Founded in 1981, Yesterday's Rose was a staple in Fairfax City. Its two stores, Yesterday's Rose and Rose II, spent 30 years selling lightly used clothes and items, filling hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours, and raising over $2.5 million for charity. Check back for more information. Editor's Note: Corrections made to url of website and organization in former Rose location.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The newest addition to Old Town Fairfax appeals to casual diners and sports fans.
Downtown Fairfax, just one block over from Main Street on University Blvd., scored a grand slam with the opening of The Greene Turtle a few weeks ago. The casual, family-friendly sports bar serves up juicy burgers, unique wraps and sandwiches and has an expansive list of beers. It is clearly the place to be when the NBA Playoffs begin to wrap up, or the Nationals continue their impressive winning streak. With 28 “Turtles” open in a three-state area, and one at the Verizon Center in downtown D.C., this location was the first venture into Fairfax (the other ones are located in Leesburg, Arlington, Dulles Towne Center, Hampton and Fredericksburg). It is a successful upscale chain, and this location is a visual feast for the big-screen …