Landscaping planned for Bailey’s Xroads and Annandale
Landscaping improvements are set to start this spring, in the Commercial Revitalization Districts in Bailey’s Crossroads and Annandale. The landscaping contractor hired by the county will replace dead and diseased plants and fill in bare spots along the brick sidewalk on Columbia Pike between Lacy Boulevard and Carlin Springs Road in Bailey’s Crossroads. Some of … Continued
2021: The year in review
Fun with cicadas. [Oxana Ware] This year has been dominated by Covid ups and downs. In the spring, it seemed like the pandemic was ending; then cases began to increase as the Covid variants took hold. Here’s a look back at the major stories from the Annandale Blog in 2021, along with lists of some … Continued
Aging storm channel restored in Annandale
More work has been done on the channel since these photos were taken two weeks ago. A major stream restoration project in Annandale’s Broyhill Crest neighborhood is virtually complete, with just a few minor loose ends to tie up. The Murray Lane Outfall Restoration Project is aimed at shoring up an existing storm channel to … Continued
Unisex hair salon opens in Annandale
A new hair salon for women, men, and children opened Dec. 18 on John Marr Drive in Annandale. K’s Hair Town offers haircuts, color, highlights, perms, and straightening. Walk-ins are welcome. It’s located in the East Gate shopping center between ToBe Nails, which also opened Dec. 18, and Ben Gong’s Tea. The owner, Yeon Kim, also … Continued
Scammers impersonating church pastors request gift cards
A phishing scheme targeted members of this Annandale church. Local churches are warning their members about phishing scams in which a scammer impersonates the pastor and asks people to send gift cards for those in need. Hope Lutheran Church in Annandale was struck three times by this type of scam – a year-and-a-half ago, this past … Continued
New nail salon to open in Annandale
A nail salon, called ToBe, is expected to open Saturday, Dec. 18, on John Marr Drive, Annandale, in the East Gate shopping center.
These Annandale homes light up the neighborhood
3912 Lincolnshire Street There are two houses in Annandale tied for the biggest, brightest Christmas decorations. Both homes attract a steady stream of visitors as soon as it gets dark.
BBQ restaurant coming to Annandale
A new restaurant coming to the Bradlick Shopping Center in Annandale called Supreme Barbeque will offer such American favorites as pork ribs, pulled pork, smoked chicken, jerked chicken, and beef brisket. Co-owner Rafael Soriano hopes it will open at the end of December.
Hundreds of children make holiday crafts at ON-Annandale event
Kids decorate ceramic bowls with decoupage paper and glitter. More than 300 children and families made gifts for their families and friends Dec. 4 at the Fairmont Gardens apartments hosted by the Opportunity Neighborhoods-Annandale program. The event was organized by FACETS, a nonprofit that serves families and individuals affected by poverty, hunger, and homelessness.
Annandale property owner accused failing to address sexual misconduct at the Hult Prize
Ahmad Ashkar at the Hult Prize Finals and Awards Dinner in 2016. A former resident of Annandale, Ahmad Ashkar, who owns three homes here was fired in September as CEO of the Hult Prize following allegations of sexual misconduct at the prestigious organization based in Hertfordshire, England. Ashkar owns two houses on Brookcrest Place … Continued
Annandale apartment complex gets a makeover
Fairmont Gardens, the apartment complex on Wadsworth Court in Annandale, is getting a makeover. The work is being carried out by the Donaldson Group, which took over management of Fairmont Gardens this spring.
Retro game retailer Super Bit opens in Annandale
Super Bit, a shop specializing in retro video games, game systems, and related toys, opened Dec. 1 at 7887 Heritage Drive, Annandale. The biggest-sellers are Nintendo 64 games. Super Bit also carries PlayStation, Cube, and Dreamcast games; video game magazines; VHS tapes, stuffed animals, and related items. The shop also buys games from customers and … Continued
Growing up in a log cabin – in Annandale
The log cabin, before it was expanded and enclosed. [Brenda Gemmell] When Brenda Libeau Gemmell grew up in Annandale in the 1950s, the area was still quite rural. Her house was a log cabin at the end of Libeau Lane off Gallows Road. Libeau Lane is still a country lane, although it’s now in the … Continued
Tobacco shop to open in Annandale
Annandale is getting another tobacco shop. Tobacco Max is “coming soon,” says a sign on a storefront on Columbia Pike next to the Juke Box Diner. That space was formerly occupied by Annandale Florist. The flower shop moved a few feet down the road to a standalone building at 7025 Columbia Pike in August 2020.
New Middle Eastern carryout spot opens in Annandale
A Middle Eastern place, called Basil, has moved into the old New York Pizza Factory Plus space at 7254 Columbia Pike in Annandale. Basil had a soft opening last week, and owner Khalil Dib anticipates a grand opening in December.