Morning Notes

by ARLnow.com May 11, 2011 at 8:37 am 3,277 9 Comments

Jim Morrison in Arlington? — The late Doors frontman Jim Morrison apparently was an Arlingtonian. The son of a Navy admiral, Morrison lived at as many as three different Arlington addresses. The current resident of one of his reported former addresses says Morrison’s ghost has haunted the house on three different occasions. [Falls Church News-Press]

Pete’s Apizza Groupon Selling Fast — A 50% off Groupon for Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza (3017 Clarendon Blvd) has nearly sold out. As of this writing, 5,800 people have purchased the deal — 4,800 specifically for the restaurant’s recently-opened Clarendon location. Expect the Clarendon restaurant to get considerably more crowded over the next few weeks as a result. [Groupon]

Mobile Visitors Center Honored — Arlington’s first-of-its-kind electric-powered Mobile Visitors Center has been honored as the Visitor Center of the Year by the Virginia Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus. The Mobile Visitors Center “serves travelers and residents at six Metro locations five days a week, and at major annual events.” [Arlington County]

Flickr pool photo by Philliefan99


  • TGEoA

    Waiting for the sun?

  • John Fontain

    Every time I see that mobile visitor center parked at the Clarendon metro there is not a single person using it and the staffer is reading a book. In addition, they leave the engine running even if the weather is perfectly comfortable.

    Sure seems like a great way to spend our tax dollars.

  • OX4

    I thought Jim Morrison in NoVa was kinda general knowledge.

  • CrystalMikey

    Wait, there’s been a Val Kilmer sighting?

  • KalashniKEV

    Who’s Jim Morrison?

    • Arlington, Northside

      A great singer, and probably a d-bag of a guy.

  • SoCo Resident

    “Jim’s” boyhood home addresses were always of interest to me. His grave is one of the most visited at Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. At the cemetery entrance, there is a simple sign “Jim” with an arrow. Why doesn’t Arlington make more of his having lived here?

    • Arlington, Northside

      I thought that he just lived in Alexandria…

  • Cyrus

    Hey Arlnow,
    You guys should mention the new Stay Arlington initiative by the Arlington CVB http://www.stayarlington.com. Let’s promote conventions and tourism to Arlington.


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