Sunday, March 10, 2013
Business owners can claim their free listing in Patch Directory to promote their business and inform local Patch readers.
Sunday, March 10
Among the information Patch strives to provide for its readers is a directory of businesses that serve residents in the communities we cover. In the directory, customers can find business descriptions, hours, accepted payment methods and much more for stores and restaurants around town. All Patch readers—in addition to being able to post free events and announcements—can rate businesses in the directory on a scale of one to five stars and can add a review. But many business owners don't realize they can “claim” their listing, giving them more control over their Patch page. All businesses with a physical location in the 20170 ZIP code should be listed (if yours is not, contact me at Herndon@Patch.com). And while directory listings are free …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Store at Spectrum's last day is Thursday.
Tuesday, February 26
Reston's Barnes & Noble will shut its doors for good Thursday. Most of the merchandise that has been on markdown since December is gone from the store and many shelves have been dismantled. There is some merchandise still available — such as CDs in the music department and bestseller-list books — as those will likely be shipped to a nearby location's inventory at the last minute. In any case, time is running out if you have been meaning to visit. The Spectrum Starbucks will remain open. The Container Store is set to open in the bookstore space this fall. More: Reston's Barnes & Noble to Close in Early 2013 Barnes & Noble's Departure: It's Not Personal Shoppers React to Barnes & Noble's Closing The Beginning of the End at Barnes & Noble Is…
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Town of Herndon is working to create a website focused on the promotion of restaurants in the town limits.
Members of Herndon’s Town Council received an update on the town’s branding and marketing initiatives at its Tuesday night work session. Town of Herndon Public Information Officer Anne Curtis said the town has been working to incorporate the new brand in its materials like pamphlets and emails, and will continue to do so as projects come up and the year goes on. Curtis said the new logo has also been incorporated into the 2013 Herndon Festival logo, and the town is working toward building a new website. For the time being, the current website has been updated with the new logo and matching color template. In January the town launched its new customer service initiative, Count ON Us, which follows the brand as well. Additional projects the …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Green Lizard Cycling is working to remodel the inside of the Nachman building on Lynn Street.
Signage is up on the building and Green Lizard Cycling is beginning to take shape in downtown Herndon. The coffee shop and cycling store is working on renovations in the Nachman Building on Lynn Street in downtown Herndon. In recent weeks shipments of coffee equipment and bikes have come in, and a number of bikes are on display in the windows. Green Lizard will serve Kaladi Brother's Coffee, organic coffee from Alaska. The business is aiming to open in early March. What else would you like to see come to downtown Herndon? Find Herndon Patch via:
Monday, February 4, 2013
Owner Jimmy Cirrito made the announcement on Super Bowl Sunday.
During Super Bowl Sunday Jimmy's Old Town Tavern owner Jimmy Cirrito made a big announcement for the restaurant and bar. Cirrito said the restaurant has been in downtown Herndon for 16 years and opened with a lot of help from family and friends, and now he has plans for expansion. He said the owners of the Tele-Fix at 695 Spring St., next door are planning to retire and close their business in March and he hopes to make use of the space. Cirrito's possible expansion plans include new bathrooms, a better kitchen, an outdoor beer garden and the possibility of brewing beer on site. However, the ambitious plan will require support from the community, he said. Watch the attached YouTube clip from the Mike O'Meara Show to hear the announcement…
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Roberts Carpets and Oriental Rug Co. has been in business in Herndon for 40 years, selling carpets, wood flooring, and ceramic tile.
Chuck Roberts, the owner of Robert’s Carpets, started doing business in Herndon at 697 Spring St., in the building that now is home to Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern. Twenty years later, Chuck moved it to the current location, a few doors away at 681 Spring St. The building that houses Jimmy’s today dates to 1897, when the original owner, Magnus T. Wilkins, opened a general store there. Roberts Carpets operated in Alexandria for six years before opening a second store in Herndon. Chuck ran into Reston developer Robert E. Simon in the early ‘60s, saw what he was doing, and decided to move to Herndon. “You could lay down in the middle of Elden Street at lunch time and you wouldn’t have got run over. It was that slow at that time,” Chuck said. He …
Monday, December 10, 2012
More restaurants and businesses opening in downtown Herndon.
It's official — the former So Addictive Lounge and Grill in downtown Herndon will reopen as a restaurant featuring Tex-Mex style food. Copan will serve Salvadorean and Honduran food. Work has been going on inside the space for some time, but a brightly colored banner was added recently. It joins the other new business activity in Herndon recently, including: • Mellow Mushroom is opening in the old Fuddruckers space • Fresh World will open soon in the old Bloom location on Elden Street • Green Lizard Cycling will offer a cycling and espresso shop downtown this spring • Zinga frozen yogurt opened in November in the Franklin Farm Shopping Center Patch will provide an update when we hear more about opening dates for these businesses and …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Focus of the annual Hispanic Business Reception was the importance of voting.
The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce recently held its annual Hispanic Business Reception at Cox Business in Herndon where members enjoyed food and discussion. Attendees were able to talk with Voto Latino Executive Director Maria Teresa Kumar. “A good traditional Hispanic gathering includes delicious food, great music and a room filled with happiness,” said New York Life Agent Rebecca Paris, co-chairman of the chamber’s Hispanic Business Council in a press release. The Hispanic Business Council is a bipartisan committee that worked to plan the festivities, including the "rock the vote" theme. The event raised awareness at the importance of voting in the Hispanic community. “The Hispanic Business Council routinely selects high-…
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Bach to Rock's new school offers state of the art technology.
Herndon's Bach to Rock held its grand opening at its new location in Herndon on Saturday, celebrating with food, music and more. Bach to Rock teaches its students to play instruments, collaborate as a band and perform. The company started going national with its franchise agreements earlier this year and needed a larger facility for training purposes. The Herndon location moved from 465 Herndon Pwy. to 13009 Worldgate Dr. The new location now houses the Herndon Bach to Rock, as well as the franchisee training facility. "Offering this state-of-the-art training facility on the premises of one of our schools allows us tremendous flexibility to provide ongoing education to our business leaders in an extraordinarily creative setting," said …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Dynamic ideas brought to first Northern Virginia Innovate Conference.
Northern Virginia's first Innovate Conference, held Oct. 5, brought many ideas and a lot of entrepreneurial spirit to the region. The event was held by the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce and included hundreds of local business professionals, educators and students. The Innovate Conference was held at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner with an aim to set the stage for economic opportunities of change. “We wanted to stimulate business owners’ imaginations for growth, tap into the entrepreneurial arena and generate buzz about change that could actually help improve our sluggish economy,” said Eileen Curtis, president of the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce in a press release. The day included a variety of activities, including an …