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by ARLnow.com | September 28, 2011 at 8:43 am | 1,433 views | 35 Comments

Hard Times Cafe Opens in Verizon Center — Local staple Hard Times Cafe has opened a new concession stand in the Verizon Center. Located on the main concourse near section 119, the stand opened in time for the first Capitals preseason game on Monday. In addition to brick-and-mortar locations in Clarendon and around the D.C. suburbs, Hard Times also operates a stand in Nationals Park.

Arlington Sheriff Elected to Association — Arlington Sheriff Beth Arthur has been elected vice president of the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association. [Sun Gazette]

Housing Fair This Weekend — The Arlington County Housing Fair will be held on Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event features “practical advice for managing money, improving credit and avoiding eviction or foreclosure;” home buyer workshops; meetings with county staff, housing specialists, landlords, real estate agents and finance professionals; and “access federal, state and local housing programs and resources.” The fair is being held at the NRECA Conference Center in Ballston (4301 Wilson Blvd). [Arlington County Housing Fair]

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  • http://www.exactcom.com.au/proofs/KombiPics/Wrecks/bayBushOvergrown.jpg Overgrown Bush

    Hello little cute puppy dog!

    • steve85

      I hope you’re a female saying that comment. If not I request for you to loose your “man” card

    • cute little puppy dog

      Rarararararar! Grrrrr! (pees on your shoe)

    • Ali

      Westies rule!

    • http://www.arlnow.com/2010/10/16/motorcyclist-killed-in-collision-on-route-50/?replytocom=11088#respond Lauren

      I appreciate men who are gentle with animals. They are manlier than the average man.

      By the way – SOMEONE give that pup a big kiss for me. What a sweetie!!

  • Aaron

    Diagonally across from my seats? Fie! I might as well hike to Clarendon for my frito pie.

    Congratulations though to a fine local business on their continued expansion. I just hope they took into consideration the cancellation of the NBA season when they analyzed this particular move! I’m sure they’re a huge upgrade over what was in the space before them.

    • steve85

      Yoo A D og they are will not cancel the NBA season. Trust me that won’t happen. They should have everything squared away in the next two weeks. This place will be ok this fall and winter season with both teams playing. Haven’t ate at this place yet but hopefully its good. I request Ben’s Chili Bowl to come to Verizon Center next

  • JamesE

    “practical advice for managing money, improving credit and avoiding eviction or foreclosure;” They need a housing fair for this?

    • UnlimitedCustoms

      Isn’t this common sense?

      Managing Money – Spend less than you make
      Improving Credit – Pay your bills
      Avoiding eviction – Pay your rent
      Avoid Foreclosure – Don’t take out a mortgage you can’t afford.

      Of course none of these really apply if you’ve lost your job, but then again, doesn’t Arlington have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country?

      • drax

        Um, so if you’re one of the few who are unemployed, you go to this fair. If you’re not, you don’t.

        Now that’s common sense.

  • G Clifford Prout

    Awe. Puppy!

  • drax

    She’s the sheriff!

  • CW

    So if McDonalds opens a new location, does that get a story here too?

    The original location was in Alexandria.

    • JB

      No, the original location IS in Alexandria…

    • R

      Do you mean the original Virginia location? I thought the original restaurant was in California and then Ray Kroc opened the first franchise in Illinois. Not trying to be a smart-a$$, just curious.

      • drax

        The orginal location of Hard Times, not McDonalds.

      • CW

        Yes, too early to write clearly. What I was trying to say was that this story was about a restaurant not from Arlington opening a location not in Arlington. Whoopdie doo.

        • R

          Ahh, got it now. Apparently my early morning reading comprehension skills were lacking. Was wondering if the case study in business school 20+ years lied to me or if I was having some early onset senility issues! Thanks for clarifying.

          • drax

            No problem. Have a Big Mac.

    • JamesE

      I want a massive story when a new Taco Bell opens in the Ballston-Rosslyn corridor. FRONT PAGE NEWS

      • drax

        I want that too. Seriously.

      • CW

        I want no less than a formal christening ceremony attended by all living Presidents. And a flyover.

    • Aaron

      Are Red, Hot, & Blue and the Ray’s empire the only true Arlington restaurants that have expanded to even regional prominence?

      • CW

        Five Guys…

        • Aaron

          Hmmm, the oldest existing Five Guys is the one on King Street, I think, since their original Arlington location closed before they began franchising….

          • CW

            Well I guess i didn’t understand your question.

            Five Guys was a true Arlington restaurant. It expanded to prominence.

        • more burgers

          Elevation Burger – started in VA and set to expand to multi-state locations

      • Grandstander

        Weenie Beenie

  • steve85

    Somebody tell me what does a sheriff do bc they are lazy!!

  • Narlington

    is this a photo of the arlington county police K9, I thought that they might be bigger.

  • Kat

    I’d like this puppy. :)

  • Vinh An Nguyen

    Greasy-ass chili comes to the Verizon Center.

    • Garden City

      Real chili is found only in Cincinnati.

    • Tabby

      At the risk of repeating myself (pun intended), a guy asked me out to Hard Times (at least I think that’s what he said) and when I said “oh that’s not my favorite” he said “well it’s off then, because that’s MY favorite chili place.”

      Greasy-ass chili = farty ass. Who seeks out a gassy first date?

  • CarsSuck

    Hi doggie!!!

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