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Spotted: Fireworks Booth on the Pike

by ARLnow.com June 24, 2011 at 11:50 am 2,919 16 Comments

You know the Fourth of July is almost here when fireworks sellers start popping up around the area.

A fireworks booth is now up and running at the corner of Columbia Pike and Glebe Road, offering all manner of sparklers and (legal) pyrotechnics.

The booth accepts cash, Visa and Mastercard.

  • John Fontain

    I’d buy from them if they delivered via Segway.

    • Society

      1+

  • TGEoA

    Time to launch mortars at the Clarendon dog park.

  • Lacey Forest

    Can they legally carry anything other than sparklers? I just looked up the Arlington Co. regs on fireworks and it says “Fireworks that are projectiles, explode, emit flames or sparks to a distance greater than twelve (12) feet are prohibited by Arlington County.” That pretty much eliminates anything that might have a fun factor.

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      • FrenchyB

        Among the items on the acceptable fireworks list: The Dancing Swallow, Whistling Pete, Golden Flowers, Morning Glories, Ready 4 Ejection, Spurting Bubbles…

        On closer inspection, this seems to be the list of services available at the Arlington Physical Center.

        • Lou

          Ha!

          There’s one called Mad Dog Fountain. Pretty sure I did that a few times back in college.

  • The Native

    It just ain’t as fun if you can’t shoot it at your brother…

  • Curious George

    meh. I remember “acquiring” M60s and bottle rockets as a kid. I treated them like any other useful but potentially dangerous item and never came close to getting hurt.

    I always figured real fireworks are a good way to cull the herd.

    • doodly

      Ah, the old “because nothing happened to me it can’t happen to anyone” argument.

    • Stu Pendus

      I support your last sentence.

    • Suburban Not Urban

      Yea we need more natural selection

  • 1234

    Advanced Towing likely already has that on the back of a flatbed.

  • Suburban Not Urban

    There is a stand at Lee Hwy and Harrison St too.

  • Joe Hoya

    My apologies, sir, the sale of fireworks is prohibited in this state and is punishable by a … follow me.

  • John Andre

    I’m not sure…are the fireworks really legal?

    This may be an opportunity for police inspection…like the supposed “massage parlor” just off the Pike.

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