Tuesday, May 7, 2013
And there will be discounts on smoothies and bubble teas...
Tutti Frutti, which opened last month at 7756-D Gunston Plaza, will hold a grand opening on Saturday, May 11. The store, which offers more than 50 flavors and a boatload of toppings, will offer buy one get one free deals as well as 20% off Smoothies and Bubble Teas. Tutti Frutti shops are located around the world, with shops in Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, UAE, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Tahiti, Taiwan, United Kingdom and Vietnam. Locally, you can find Tutti Frutti locations in Burke, Woodbridge and Manassas. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
Thursday, April 18, 2013
How does pink lemonade yogurt mixed with chocolate and topped with granola and gummi bears sound? Well, here you can be very picky.
International frozen yogurt chain Tutti Frutti opened its doors to Lorton on Tuesday. The store, which offers more than 50 flavors and a boatload of toppings, is located at 7756-D Gunston Plaza. "We opened just in time for spring, although we hoped to open a little sooner," said manager David Choi. "Our frozen yogurt is a healthy alternative to ice cream. We still have candy toppings, but we also have fruit toppings and yogurt without sugar, soy-based ice cream and other alternatives with virtually no fat." The 2,400 square-foot storefront is next door to Papa John's Pizza. Christina Davies is the director of Madison Marquette, the Gunston Plaza landlord. "Madison Marquette is very excited to have Tutti Frutti join Gunston Plaza," she …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Patch spoke with members and staff on what the fuss is all about.
The Lorton Senior Center is designed to keep its members busy, and that's exactly what they want. "But it's not daycare," said Anne Miller, senior center director, in a recent interview with Patch. "We don't supervise people coming and going or how often they take medication. We keep people engaged in life and we focus on independence, self-reliance and fun." The center, one of 13 in the County, is sponsored by the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services. It opened in 1990 and moved to multiple locations before settling at its current location at 7722 Gunston Plaza in 1996. Membership costs are $48 annually, and classes are either free or $5. The facility includes: a game room (with pool table, ping pong table, …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Where do you go when your computer fries in Lorton?
Geeks & Wireless, 7716 Gunston Plaza, has offered computer repairs, updates, spyware and virus scans since 2004. They even make house calls. The Chaudry family owns and operates the store. "Only members of the family work here," said co-owner Talha Chaudry to Patch. "We want customers to feel respected, which is what you expect from a family-owned and operated business." Geeks & Wireless also buys and trades computers. They'll buy a Macbook Pro in good condition (after they test it) for up to $400, said Chaudry. Standard computer repairs range from $30-$70. Are you following us on Facebook and Twitter? It takes less than a minute...
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
What kind of business do you want to see here?
There's an open storefront at 7742 Gunston Plaza! The small shop was home to Parcel Plus for over a decade, and is next door to the Seoul Taekwondo Academy. The landlord didn't get back to us, so the square footage of the space remains in question. There are no signs of renovations in the center unit space, and it's smaller than most properties in the plaza. The location has plenty of parking, however, and shares hundreds of spaces with neighboring businesses. Are you following us on Facebook and Twitter? It takes less than a minute... Gunston Plaza is home to the Polo Grill Restaurant, the Department of Motor Vehicles, Gunston Flowers and more than a dozen shops and restaurants.
Friday, December 28, 2012
One teenage suspect is in custody and police are looking for two more.
A woman was beaten at a McDonald's drive-thru in Lorton, and Fairfax County Police are still on the lookout for two suspects in connection with the Dec. 20 incident. "It happened so fast," said the victim, 27-year-old Rakia Parker, to MyFoxDC.com. Parker's nose was broken and her cheekbone fractured when, from her car in the drive-thru of the Gunston Plaza McDonald's, she honked her horn and asked a group of males standing at the drive-thru window to move. "...Two of them just started punching me through the window all up the side of my face. The whole time he was punching me, he said absolutely nothing," Parker told MyFoxDC. One suspect, Daniel Kim, was arrested at the scene and charged with assault and drunk in public. Police did not …
Friday, November 30, 2012
A Lorton landmark is no more.
The booths at the Polo Mediterranean Bar & Grill have been auctioned off, the walls are bare and the doors are closed for good. Wednesday was the last day of business for the Gunston Plaza restaurant, and new owner IHOP will begin renovation this February. "I can confirm that we will be opening at that location in Lorton next year," said IHOP spokesman Craig Hoffman to Patch. "The restaurant will open hopefully by next summer, or sooner." Polo Grill co-owner Archie Zora spoke briefly to Patch after auctioning off the restaurant's furniture on Thursday night. "I don't know about the sale. The landlord sold the place," said Zora, who declined to comment further. Polo Grill (originally Gunston's Restaurant) opened in 1989, and was sold two…
Monday, August 20, 2012
What kind of business do you want to see here?
There's an open storefront at 7742 Gunston Plaza! The small shop was home to Parcel Plus for over a decade, and is next door to the Seoul Taekwondo Academy. The landlord didn't get back to us, so the square footage of the space remains in question. There are no signs of renovations in the center unit space, and it's smaller than most properties in the plaza. The location has plenty of parking, however, and shares hundreds of spaces with neighboring businesses. Gunston Plaza is home to the Polo Grill Restaurant, the Department of Motor Vehicles, Gunston Flowers and more than a dozen shops and restaurants.
Friday, July 13, 2012
What kind of restaurant would you want to see here? Take our Patch Poll!
There's an open spot in Lorton at 7778 Gunston Plaza Dr., and according to the poster on the window it looks like a great place for a restaurant. The 2,240 square foot location used to be a flooring company with a showroom. It is located between Gunston Flowers and the Lorton Barber Shop.
The frozen yogurt shop will offer more than 50 flavors.
Get ready for some frozen yogurt, Lorton! International frozen yogurt chain Tutti Frutti has signed a long-term lease with Gunston Plaza landlord Madison Marquette. The 2,400 square-foot storefront, at 7756-D Gunston Plaza, is next door to Papa John's Pizza, and will "hopefully" open at the end of August, according to Madison Marquette director Christina Davies. "Madison Marquette is very excited to have Tutti Frutti join Gunston Plaza," Davies told Patch. "We look forward to their grand opening." The frozen yogurt chain offers every flavor imaginable, from old favorites like chocolate and strawberry to exotic tastes such as pumpkin pie and pink lemonade. Tutti Frutti shops are located around the world, with shops in Australia, Brazil…