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Morning Notes

by ARLnow.com November 29, 2010 at 7:20 am 2,508 11 Comments

Black Friday Is a Bust at Ballston Common Mall — While other suburban shopping malls were inundated with shoppers on Friday, traditionally one of the biggest days of the year for retailers in terms of foot traffic, Ballston Common Mall was about as crowded as it normally is on a Friday afternoon (not very). “The best thing here is Rock Bottom,” one shopper explained to Ballston Patch.

Farmers Market For Westover? — A community meeting will be held at the Westover library next month to discuss the possible formation of a farmers market this spring. More from the Sun Gazette.

Arlington Has Region’s Lowest Unemployment — Once again Arlington is leading the D.C. area jobs-wise. Arlington’s unemployment rate currently stands at a remarkably low 3.9 percent. Alexandria and Loudoun County share the title for second-lowest unemployment in the region, with 4.5 percent. More from WTOP.

Another Froyo Place Coming to Arlington — The R-B corridor will have an abundance of frozen yogurt options next year. A D.C.-based, self-serve yogurt shop called FroZenYo is planning to open stores in Rosslyn and Ballston in 2011. It’s also planning on opening a store in Crystal City. More from TBD.

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  • TBD says . . .

    FroZenYo coming to Crystal City, not Clarendon.

    • Crystal_Mikey


    • Thanks, we’ve updated the blurb

  • Greg

    FroZenYo is awesome. Not as tasty as some of the others, but the self-serve concept rocks.

  • DT

    Ballston Commons needs a store makeover. We are a few blocks away and I never think to go there over Tysons or even Pentagon City, aka Gang Central.

  • Sounds like a good concept w/ the self-weigh option. Seems like a family-friendly place…

  • G-Man

    I went to the FroZenYo in D.C. over the summer and loved it. I can’t wait for Ballston to get one! It’s really good and you get a lot for your money. The prices are cheaper than Cold Stone and healtier (Cold Stone is still really good).

  • Princess Tiny Meat

    No one shops at Ballston mall because there is NOTHING THERE>

  • Larchmont

    +1 for the Westover Farmers Market!

  • Bugfat

    “Arlington Has Region’s Lowest Unemployment” – could it be that once you’re unemployed, the rent’s TOO DAMN HIGH?

  • Katie

    Rock Bottom is worth a visit. I stopped in one Saturday afternoon and had a refreshing ale at a very reasonable price.


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