Lebanese Taverna’s quick-service concept LebTav has closed in Ballston.
Workers could be seen clearing out the interior of the restaurant at the corner of Wilson Blvd and N. Quincy Street yesterday. It first opened in January 2020.
“I can confirm that we closed the Ballston location,” Lebanese Taverna co-owner Grace Abi-Najm Shea tells ARLnow. “It was rough opening right before Covid started and that location never gained the momentum we needed. With the workforce never returning fully to the office we were missing an essential segment of business and couldn’t make the numbers work.”
“The Shooshan Company has been great and worked with us since the beginning of the pandemic,” she added. “We are so grateful to them, and we can’t say that about many landlords.”
Other LebTav locations — including in Rockville, Annapolis, Silver Spring, and downtown D.C. — remain open, she said.
“All others aren’t going anywhere,” said Abi-Najm Shea.
The eateries offer a quick-service take on Lebanese Taverna favorites.
“LebTav offers the cozy comforts of Lebanese Taverna’s homestyle Middle Eastern cooking in a fast-casual environment. A pared down menu of falafel, shawarma, ouzi and salmon are offered as salads and bowls along with sides of hommus and other mezze favorites,” the company’s website says.
Lebanese Taverna has been Arlington-based and family-owned for more than four decades.
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The Optimist Club of Arlington is holding its 77th annual Christmas tree sale!
This year, the tree sale will be held at the Knights of Columbus (5115 Little Falls Road). The lot opens for sales on November 24th. The Optimist Club is selling small and large trees ranging from tabletop size to 10 foot tall trees! Wreaths, garland, tree stands, and White House Christmas ornaments will also be for sale.
100% of all proceeds go towards helping Arlington County youth.
For more information, please visit the Arlington Optimists website at https://optimistclubofarlingtonva.org/.
Holiday Art Show featuring artists: Peter Fitzgerald, Claire Plante, Alanna Rivera, and Suzy Scollon. At the Barcroft Community House, 800 South Buchanan St., Arlington, VA. Dec. 8 from, 2 PM to 8 PM and Dec. 9 from 10 AM to
2023 Christmas Tree Sales Begin
Saturday, December 2
Get your holiday decorating off to the right start this year! We will be selling 150 Fraser firs, freshly cut and delivered from Sparta, North Carolina.