Most-read Arlington stories of the week: July 25-29

Hawkers, an Asian street food bistro, is opening in Ballston Exchange (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

After a cloudy, humid and, well, gross day weather-wise today, sunnier and more pleasant weather is on tap for this weekend.

Enjoy it while it lasts. More storms and then more heat are on tap for next week.

As we head into the weekend, there is a notable traffic situation happening just north of Ballston. A crash has left a vehicle on its side along N. Glebe Road at 16th Street N., as seen in the following tweet by local public safety watchdog Dave Statter.

Weather and flipped cars aside, here are the top 10 most-read ARLnow stories of the week so far.

  1. Gun store coming to former cafe space in Clarendon
  2. Hawkers Asian Street Food set to open next week in Ballston
  3. When the Ballston Silver Diner opens this fall, the long-time Clarendon location will close
  4. Police, prosecutor trade accusations after suspect in botched case is accused of murder
  5. Ballston’s Buffalo Wild Wings appears to be closing
  6. Ballston Quarter to hold free international food festival this weekend
  7. Ruthie’s All-Day and owners of Shirlington’s ChiKo were served up RAMMY wins last night
  8. Arlington ‘newbie’ discovers life’s simple pleasures through popular Facebook group
  9. Eight tasty cold treats to beat the heat in Arlington
  10. Man arrested for randomly pepper spraying people on Columbia Pike

Feel free to discuss these stories or anything else of local interest in the comments. Enjoy the weekend!