City of Falls Church Economic Development Office

City of Falls Church Economic Development Office The City of Falls Church Economic Development Office (EDO) is all about business in "The Little City." The Economic Development Office (EDO) is charged with many tasks, one of which is assisting local businesses.

EDO staff bring years of hands-on development experience to help you find solutions to your business expansion or relocation needs! EDO Services
--Accessible Government: One of the benefits of working in a small city is that our government departments are accessible. With the EDO as your contact, we are here to answer your questions and link you to appropriate staff.

--Advocacy/Ombudsman: The EDO

EDO staff bring years of hands-on development experience to help you find solutions to your business expansion or relocation needs! EDO Services
--Accessible Government: One of the benefits of working in a small city is that our government departments are accessible. With the EDO as your contact, we are here to answer your questions and link you to appropriate staff.

--Advocacy/Ombudsman: The EDO

Operating as usual

The Falls Church Festival returns to The Little City this September! This annual event includes the Taste of Falls Churc...
07/21/2021

The Falls Church Festival returns to The Little City this September! This annual event includes the Taste of Falls Church, a beer garden, live entertainment, and local vendors. Over 12,000 visitors from the Falls Church community attended the Festival in 2019, and we hope for a similar turnout this year (with additional COVID-19 safety measures in place) on Saturday, September 11.

Consider joining us as a Falls Church Festival Sponsor, Vendor (civic groups, artisans/crafters, and local businesses/merchants welcome), or Taste of Falls Church restaurant participant. Find the applications and event specifics at www.fallschurchva.gov/Festival, or contact Recreation and Parks Special Events Coordinator Scarlett Williams at [email protected] for more details.

The Falls Church Festival returns to The Little City this September! This annual event includes the Taste of Falls Church, a beer garden, live entertainment, and local vendors. Over 12,000 visitors from the Falls Church community attended the Festival in 2019, and we hope for a similar turnout this year (with additional COVID-19 safety measures in place) on Saturday, September 11.

Consider joining us as a Falls Church Festival Sponsor, Vendor (civic groups, artisans/crafters, and local businesses/merchants welcome), or Taste of Falls Church restaurant participant. Find the applications and event specifics at www.fallschurchva.gov/Festival, or contact Recreation and Parks Special Events Coordinator Scarlett Williams at [email protected] for more details.

Check out Washingtonian's profile on Harveys.Va, coming this September to 513 W. Broad St.! "The all-day restaurant aims...
07/15/2021
An All-Day Restaurant and Locavore Market Is Opening Soon in Falls Church

Check out Washingtonian's profile on Harveys.Va, coming this September to 513 W. Broad St.!

"The all-day restaurant aims to please with breakfast sandwiches and La Colombe coffee for early birds, a casual counter-order system matched with a cozy dining room and a 70-seat patio for lounging, and a retail market stocked with local goods."

https://www.washingtonian.com/2021/07/08/an-all-day-restaurant-and-locavore-market-is-opening-soon-in-falls-church

Former Partisan chef Thomas Harvey will open Harvey's in September.

Thanks to Food Reporter Tim Carman for offering..."an all-too-brief list of some of my recent favorites from the Eden Ce...
04/05/2021
Review | Taste Vietnam through these 7 dishes at Eden Center, including banh mi, roast duck and skewers

Thanks to Food Reporter Tim Carman for offering..."an all-too-brief list of some of my recent favorites from the Eden Center, each one just a small taste of the bounty of Vietnamese food and drink available at this treasure of the D.C. area" in today's Washington Post! Does your favorite Eden Center Vietnamese restaurant/dish make his top seven?

The character of the Eden Center in Falls Church is slowly evolving, as new vendors move in, but you can still savor the taste of Vietnam there.

Calling all small businesses and non-profits -- especially those with fewer than 20 employees! The Paycheck Protection P...
02/23/2021
Falls Church City EDO

Calling all small businesses and non-profits -- especially those with fewer than 20 employees! The Paycheck Protection Program reopens February 24! Here are the details, and pay attention -- there are a few differences this round!

✅ Open February 24 through March 10 for businesses and non-profits with fewer than 20 employees
✅ Open March 11 through March 31 for other qualifying businesses and non-profits

There are a few more details and the link to apply, available on our website, www.choosefallschurch.org/PPP.

Paycheck Protection Program Reopens February 24

Great news: The City's Economic Development Authority agreed to enter in a contract to purchase a multi-family property ...
02/19/2021

Great news: The City's Economic Development Authority agreed to enter in a contract to purchase a multi-family property on Shirley Street for land banking.

"Opportunities to acquire property consistent with the EDA’s land banking program are rare,” said Brian Williams, Vice Chair of the EDA. “In this case, the City will be able to preserve affordable housing units in what is an important part of the South Washington Street small area plan. The EDA is pleased to help the City make progress in this area.”

Find out more at the link! https://choosefallschurch.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=60

Heads up -- businesses should have sidewalks cleared of snow and ice by 4pm today, per City Code (www.fallschurchva.gov/...
02/19/2021

Heads up -- businesses should have sidewalks cleared of snow and ice by 4pm today, per City Code (www.fallschurchva.gov/SnowRemoval).

The winter storm has passed. The snow emergency has been lifted, so vehicles may resume parking on those streets (www.fallschurchva.gov/snowroutes).

Per City Code, businesses should clear sidewalks by 4 p.m. Friday, February 19.

City buildings including City Hall, the Community Center, and the Library, are closed today. Courts are closed. Virtual services are available (www.falschurchva.gov/Online).

Get ready for Preservation Biscuit Company, coming soon to 102 E. Fairfax Street, near Audacious Aleworks Brewery & Tapr...
02/17/2021
Preservation Biscuit is Coming to Falls Church - Arlington Magazine

Get ready for Preservation Biscuit Company, coming soon to 102 E. Fairfax Street, near Audacious Aleworks Brewery & Taproom and Bakeshop!

Jon Coombs, executive chef and general manager, says, “Falls Church has such a lovely small-town feel. We are in a great, well-located space and the community has been so welcoming.”

We're so happy to have you and your team in The Little City, Chef! Best wishes to settling in and opening up!

Get ready for housemade biscuits, fried chicken, sausage gravy and seasonal jams.

Thanks to the Fairfax County Health Department -- which is the City's health department -- which created this graphic wi...
02/05/2021

Thanks to the Fairfax County Health Department -- which is the City's health department -- which created this graphic with quick tips on how to operate your business safely for your employees and customers.

Thanks to the Fairfax County Health Department -- which is the City's health department -- which created this graphic with quick tips on how to operate your business safely for your employees and customers.

Due to the Tuesday morning snow, businesses have until 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 3 to clear sidewalks. ORIGINAL POS...
02/01/2021

Due to the Tuesday morning snow, businesses have until 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 3 to clear sidewalks.

ORIGINAL POST: Snow Storm Update 6pm on Monday, February 1 :: Businesses must have sidewalks cleared by 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2. This helps the City of Falls Church Government create a safe community for pedestrians, customers, and everyone! Full snow removal policy at www.fallschurchva.gov/SnowRemoval.

Due to the Tuesday morning snow, businesses have until 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 3 to clear sidewalks.

ORIGINAL POST: Snow Storm Update 6pm on Monday, February 1 :: Businesses must have sidewalks cleared by 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2. This helps the City of Falls Church Government create a safe community for pedestrians, customers, and everyone! Full snow removal policy at www.fallschurchva.gov/SnowRemoval.

Paycheck Protection Program Reopened: The US Small Business Administration has reopened the Paycheck Protection Program ...
01/14/2021

Paycheck Protection Program Reopened: The US Small Business Administration has reopened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for new borrowers and some existing PPP borrowers.

The program's eligibility has been expanded to include more organization types, including but not limited to 501(c)(6) organizations, housing cooperatives, and direct marketing organizations.

Find out more at www.choosefallschurch.org/PPP.

Paycheck Protection Program Reopened: The US Small Business Administration has reopened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for new borrowers and some existing PPP borrowers.

The program's eligibility has been expanded to include more organization types, including but not limited to 501(c)(6) organizations, housing cooperatives, and direct marketing organizations.

Find out more at www.choosefallschurch.org/PPP.

12/22/2020

Does your business offer to-go or delivery orders? Consider adding important health and safety informational flyers from the Fairfax County Health Department to your orders. Not only will it help Public Health officials share important COVID-19 related information, but it also shows customers that you're committed to the health and wellbeing of our community. Email them at [email protected] to learn more.

(Fairfax County Health Department is the City of Falls Church's contracted Health Department.)

Falls Plaza (the shopping center with Giant, Staples, CVS, and more) is getting a makeover! "Scheduled to start in the s...
12/04/2020
Falls Plaza Shopping Center to Undergo Renovations Next Year

Falls Plaza (the shopping center with Giant, Staples, CVS, and more) is getting a makeover!

"Scheduled to start in the spring of 2021 and conclude prior to Thanksgiving, the redesign will include new building façades that fuse 'a modern farmhouse design with industrial elements as well as new decorative lighting and signage..."

"The project will also introduce parking spaces for curbside pick-ups, expand the sidewalks with outdoor dining and gathering space, augment the plaza’s landscaping, and add a fireplace."

https://www.tysonsreporter.com/2020/12/03/falls-plaza-shopping-center-to-undergo-renovations-next-year/

The Falls Plaza Shopping Center in Falls Church is about to get a new look. Property owner Federal Realty Investment Trust announced today (Thursday) that the 144,000 square-foot shopping center will undergo renovations intended to update its physical appearance and enhance amenities next year.

Essential retail and establishments that serve alcohol -- pay attention to the Governor's new orders! Restrictions start...
11/13/2020

Essential retail and establishments that serve alcohol -- pay attention to the Governor's new orders! Restrictions start Sunday, November 15 at midnight.

www.fallschurchva.gov/COVID19

PLEASE SHARE :: Governor Northam announces new #COVID19 restrictions, in effect midnight, Sunday, November 15. In short:

--no more than 25 people together inside or outside
--people ages 5 and up must wear masks
--enforcement of masks, social distancing in essential retail
--10pm cutoff for alcohol in bars, restaurants, etc.

More at www.fallschurchva.gov/COVID19

11/07/2020

Learn what permits City businesses and non-profits need to use temporary tents, outdoor heaters, and lighting or how to rent City parks for commercial use.

www.fallschurchva.gov/COVIDPermits

11/06/2020

Did you know that businesses and non-profits can rent sections of City parks for commercial purposes? Dining and food service are restricted; otherwise, the sky is the limit!

www.fallschurchva.gov/COVIDPermits

11/05/2020

Tents can help your business expand and engage with customers through the cold weather. Make sure you have the right permits for tents, heaters, and more.

www.fallschurchva.gov/COVIDPermits

11/04/2020

City businesses can add lights to tents or outdoor areas to help attract customers and create atmosphere. Make sure you have the right permits, and make sure you have it set up safely.

www.fallschurchva.gov/COVIDPermits

Does your City business want to expand into a tent for the winter? Or add outdoor lights and heaters? Or, do you want to...
10/30/2020

Does your City business want to expand into a tent for the winter? Or add outdoor lights and heaters? Or, do you want to hold commercial events in City parks? Visit www.fallschurchva.gov/COVIDPermits to see what permits are needed the what process to follow.

Attention, City businesses and non-profits! Governor of Virginia has expanded the eligibility requirements and cap for #...
10/29/2020
Governor of Virginia

Attention, City businesses and non-profits! Governor of Virginia has expanded the eligibility requirements and cap for #RebuildVA grants!

https://www.governor.virginia.gov/rebuildva/

🏪 BIG NEWS: We are directing an additional $30 million to the #RebuildVA economic recovery fund. With new eligibility criteria, more small businesses and nonprofits can now apply to receive up to $100,000 to help navigate the pandemic.

Learn more: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/october/headline-861101-en.html

The Washington Post highlighted The State Theatre today in a round up about entertainment venues during the pandemic, wi...
10/16/2020
‘Strangest time I’ve ever been in’: Music venues deal with the new normal

The Washington Post highlighted The State Theatre today in a round up about entertainment venues during the pandemic, with a nod to Clare and Don's Beach Shack. Here's a quick take:

"The State Theatre started hosting outdoor shows over the summer. While some outdoor operations can feel charmingly makeshift, the State’s setup felt like stumbling onto a long-running neighborhood block party. The venue transformed its parking lot into a stage and the audience area offers well-spaced table seating along with full-service food and drink options. ...

"Miss visiting a nearby bar before heading into a show? Seek out a table and an orange crush across the street at the long-running tropical-themed Clare & Don’s Beach Shack, which has its own outdoor stage with an early performance (6 p.m. on weekends) that gives way to State Theatre’s nighttime festivities."

Check out the full article and support our local businesses whenever you can do so safely!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/music/music-venues-reopen-dc-md-va/2020/10/14/6085adc0-08ac-11eb-859b-f9c27abe638d_story.html

Live concerts are coming back, but they feel a little different due to coronavirus restrictions.

Storms with flooding are possible today, August 13!
08/12/2020

Storms with flooding are possible today, August 13!

Dangerous flash flooding is possible this afternoon & evening due to heavy rain & slow moving storms. Stay weather aware & have more than 1 way to receive our alerts. Remember, do not cross flooded roads! Visit weather.gov/washington for the latest info. #vawx #mdwx #dcwx #wvwx

Businesses and residents should take time now to secure outdoor items that could become dangerous projectiles, including...
08/03/2020

Businesses and residents should take time now to secure outdoor items that could become dangerous projectiles, including tables, chairs, and umbrellas. More preparation tips at www.fallschurchva.gov/Storm

Learn more about Governor Northam's #RebuildVA grant program in one of three webinars:July 31 at Noon, August 4 at 9 a.m...
07/29/2020

Learn more about Governor Northam's #RebuildVA grant program in one of three webinars:

July 31 at Noon, August 4 at 9 a.m., and August 4 at 5:30 p.m.

These events are hosted by the Governor's office. Registration links are available on our website, www.choosefallschurch.org/Grants.

Our thoughts are with the family of Council Member Dan Sze. He will be missed.
07/28/2020

Our thoughts are with the family of Council Member Dan Sze. He will be missed.

We are heartbroken at the news of Council Member Dan Sze's passing from esophageal cancer.

“The news of Dan’s passing has hit me hard,” said Mayor David Tarter. “He was a friend who cared deeply about the best interests of our city and its residents and tirelessly advocated for its betterment. He will be sorely missed. On behalf of the City Council, we mourn his passing and send his wife, Elisabeth and family our deepest condolences.”

City Manager Wyatt Shields said, “His staff and Council colleagues will certainly miss his intelligence, his hearty greetings, and the jovial conversations they shared with Dan. He was a one of a kind public servant, and we know his legacy will live on in the many projects he championed.”

We do not have news on a service or memorial. Our thoughts are with the family.

News release: https://us4.campaign-archive.com/?u=6285c81a1416df81ae70592b9&id=e76b215cb7

07/28/2020

Learn more about the newly-announced Rebuild VA Grant Fund, a program to help small businesses and non-profits whose normal operations were disrupted by COVID-19, including restaurants, retail, exercise facilities and personal grooming services: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/rebuildva/

Congratulations to Borekg Catering for a feature in the Tysons Reporter about their brand new storefront! You might alre...
07/24/2020
Turkish Catering Company Opens Gourmet Market in Falls Church

Congratulations to Borekg Catering for a feature in the Tysons Reporter about their brand new storefront! You might already know Borekg from the Falls Church Farmers Market.

https://www.tysonsreporter.com/2020/07/23/turkish-catering-company-opens-gourmet-market-in-falls-church/

A local Turkish catering company recently opened up a new bakery and gourmet market in Falls Church. BorekG officially opened its bakery and market around June 1 at 315 S Maple Ave., but the catering company appeared at the Falls Church Farmers Market prior to the creation of the market. "We

07/23/2020
Wear a mask. Stop the spread of COVID-19.

Remember, masks or face coverings are required inside businesses, and are a good idea anytime you leave your home. Masks are a BIG part of stopping the spread of COVID-19.

People may remove them under a few circumstances, but otherwise should be covering their faces. Learn more at www.fallschurchva.gov/Masks.

Look what the Economic Development Authority brought to downtown! Huge thanks to Public Works for installing today! Plea...
07/17/2020

Look what the Economic Development Authority brought to downtown! Huge thanks to Public Works for installing today! Please, everyone, do your part to #StopTheSpread ! Wash your hands often, or if you can't get to soap and water, use hand sanitizer!

If you visit the downtown area this weekend, you'll find three new hand sanitizer stations in three spots: one on W. Broad at Little Falls; one at Mr. Brown's Park (100 block of W. Broad); and one on W. Broad at S. Washington St.

Thanks to the Public Works crew for installing, and thanks, also, to the Economic Development Authority for making it happen!

Let us know what you think about these hand sanitizer stations! Are they helpful? Should we look into getting more?

#StayInPlace #MaintainYourSpace #CoverYourFace

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