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16 03, 2021

Creating Value through Interim Experiences

By: Andrea Crossett* * Andrea Crossett is a member of SFDC's MCAPT Committee and is a Senior Designer at Land Design. As new development ventures kick-off, clients and design teams have traditionally worked within communities to create a sense of excitement and anticipation with graphic renderings, public workshops, and media relations. But what if there [...]

8 02, 2021

Valentine’s Day

Your guide to Valentine's Day in the Richmond Highway Corridor Area! Show some love this Valentine's Day to local businesses on the Corridor!  1. Florist Flowers are a great way to show your love and appreciation to loved ones on this holiday and the Richmond Highway Corridor area has you covered! Check out The Virginia [...]

12 01, 2021

Corridor Cuisine: Mezcalero

Mezcalero Cocina Mexico is located at 8368 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309, and was highly recommended on our Social Media for the next Corridor Cuisine spotlight. This restaurant did not disappoint and is a staple Richmond Highway Corridor Restaurant. Mezcalero Chef Alfredo Solis and his sister Jessica, bring authentic cuisine and fresh flavors from Mexico [...]

18 12, 2020

Corridor Cuisine: Sherwood Gourmet Deli

Sherwood Gourmet Deli Sherwood Gourmet Deli is located at 7900 Andrus Rd., Alexandria, VA 22306 and is a local gem in the Richmond Highway community. Sherwood Gourmet Deli has been in the Mount Vernon area for more than 20 years and is a family-owned and operated deli and gourmet store. They offer FREE delivery for orders [...]

6 11, 2020

Corridor Cuisine: Bread & Water Company

Breakfast at Bread & Water Company Bread & Water Co. is located in the Belle View Shopping Center at 1512 Belle View Blvd, Alexandria, VA 22307 and is expertly adapting to the challenges presented by COVID-19. Stop by their safe curbside window or order delivery! We stopped by their curbside window and were treated to [...]

5 11, 2020

Corridor Cuisine: Tanger Kabob House Cafe

Lunch at Tanger Kabob House Cafe Tanger Kabob House Cafe is located in the Huntington area at 5735 Telegraph Rd, Alexandria, VA 22303 and is an incredible Moroccan-themed restaurant. Their combination of casual and elegant menu items cultivates an eating experience all are sure to enjoy. Tanger Kabob House Cafe prides itself on providing different [...]

3 11, 2020

Corridor Cuisine: Mamma’s Kitchen

Lunch at Mamma's Kitchen Mamma's Kitchen is located in Hybla Valley at 7601 Fordson Rd. Alexandria, VA 22306 and is nothing short of a local treasure. The food tastes incredibly fresh and is the perfect option for Mediterranean cuisine on the corridor. The outdoor patio is a hidden gem, with a charming secluded garden area [...]

6 07, 2020

Huntington/North Hill Project Updates

By: Supervisor Dan Storck "I am thrilled to announce that we have two very exciting groundbreakings this month! Both represent significant County investments in affordable housing on the Richmond Highway Corridor. Later this month will be the groundbreaking on The Arden by Wesley Housing. This new multifamily property will feature 126 units of affordable housing [...]

6 04, 2020

We Need Your Help!

During this unprecedented time, many small businesses and their employees are hurting.  There are many stimulus packages, grants, loans, and incentives being offered that will help, but still many will lose the quality of life that just several months ago seemed certain.   Whether it’s going out to eat, working out at a gym, or buying [...]

13 03, 2020

Community Letter from SFDC’s new Executive Director

I recently accepted the position as Director of the Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation and moved from Richmond, Virginia to the Richmond Highway Corridor.  I have spent the better part of the last decade working in economic and community development facilitating the revitalization of the historic downtown district of Hopewell, Virginia.  In this role, I was involved [...]