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Morning Notes

by Katie Pyzyk July 29, 2011 at 8:00 am 2,063 23 Comments

GOP Calmly Watches Race — Many local Republican leaders are smiling over the drama erupting from the Democratic primary for the state Senate.  It’s no secret that Democrats Barbara Favola and Jaime Areizaga-Soto are engaging in a nasty war of words.  Some Democrats even report being embarrassed by the spectacle. [Sun Gazette]

New Station on Display — There will be a dedication at 2pm for the new Cherrydale Fire Department at 4100 Old Dominion Drive. Tomorrow there will be a family friendly open house from 10am-2pm.  Both free events are open to the public.

No Thanking Heaven — Despite signing a 10 year lease, there will not be a 7 Eleven store moving into the former Saah Unfinished Furniture store. The leasing agents won’t say why the deal fell through. However, quite a few neighbors expressed distaste with the idea, especially considering there’s another 7-Eleven within about four blocks. [Pike Wire]


  • G Clifford Prout

    Awe. Blue lions.

    A little slow on 7-11 story. Tipped you long ago.

    • Rosslynite

      Who wants to walk 4 blocks to a 7-11 in this heat? These folks should be dissapointed. Now they will probably get a tanning salon or massage parlor.

      • G Clifford Prout

        Can’t wait for the happy endings.

        • Aaron

          Hmmm, it would be a good site for a Friendly’s, wouldn’t it?

  • FYI, if anyone’s interested, we’ve got some video at Blue Virginia of last night’s Democratic debate (31st State Senate district and 49th House of Delegates district) at El Puerto’s Restaurant in Arlington. We’ll be uploading more video as the day progresses, and if YouTube cooperates. 🙂


    • G Clifford Prout

      BTW I heard Babs is scheduled for today’s Kojo Nnamdi show today.

      • TGEoA

        Thx. I’m calling in. Get ready Babs.

        • Keegles the Clown

          For what, heavy breathing?

        • BoredHouseWife

          What am i missing?

      • KalashniKEV

        You mean the Rex Paul show?


    I was walking to the bus stop yesterday and noticed the For Rent sign and wondered why it was there but figured maybe the owner wanted to get an short-time leasee in there before 7/11 moved it.

    This is good news but ya gotta wonder if the next leasee will be even more unwelcome than 7/11!

    • ArlForester

      Why do people complain about everything? A 7-11 there would be a convenience.

    • V Dizzle

      I’m rooting for an abortion clinic.

      • G Clifford Prout

        It is called a “Family Planning Clinic.”

        • V Dizzle

          Whatever, as long as they have off-street parking.

      • not even remotely funny. Seriously.

        • V Dizzle

          In my opinion, having another 7-11 is equally distasteful. If there was a Planned Parenthood 4 blocks away, I’d protest as well.

          • Rosslynite

            Every 4 blocks seems to be the average spacing of 7-11 stores in Arlington.

  • Greg

    “Feed me your children”

    • V Dizzle

      not even remotely funny. 🙂 (yes it is)

  • (another) Greg

    3… 2… 1… for someone to suggest Dremo’s at the former Saah…

  • Aaron

    Are you waiting for Monday’s “Morning Notes” feature to remind everyone that Monday is Dark Star Day in Rosslyn? 9:32 a.m. is when the magic happens, which may be too little warning for some of your readers.

    Shall we go, you and I, while we can?

    • John Fontain

      What if it’s cloudy that day?


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