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A Sweet Addition to Old Town Alexandria

February 27, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
donuts and coffee

It’s easy to spot someone leaving Sugar Shack – look for a big, satisfying smile!

Alexandria locals are raving about Sugar Shack’s new location at 804 N. Henry Street near Braddock Metro station. Some of the tweets about the new shop include, “Best donut I’ve had in my life”, “Most amazing donut ever”, and “Devoured”.

On the menu: hot apple fritters, bacon covered donuts, and kid-pleasing candy sprinkle donuts. There are over 30 other varieties to choose from. Some expected and some certainly not.

Warm beverages include coffee, specialty teas and hand-crafted espresso drinks.

Sugar Shack is steps from the townhomes at Old Town Commons and is open Monday through Thursday 6am-10pm, Friday 6am-11pm, Saturday 7am-11pm, and Sunday 7am-9pm.

Grand Opening: New Bethesda Townhomes!

February 20, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Grosvenor Heights by EYA

We are excited to announce the Grand Opening of Bethesda’s newest townhomes at Grosvenor Heights! The community will soon offer over 100 elevator townhomes in the perfect wooded oasis just off Grosvenor Lane. Stop by on Saturday, February 21st from 11 AM – 6 PM to learn more about this distinctive new neighborhood.

Grosvenor Heights Grand Opening
Saturday, February 21st

11 AM – 6 PM
5430 Grosvenor Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814

Directions: From 355/Rockville Pike, travel westbound on Grosvenor Lane for approximately ¼ mile. Turn left at the Grosvenor Heights sign. From Old Georgetown Road, travel eastbound on Cheshire Drive. Turn right onto Grosvenor Lane. Take the first right after Fleming Avenue at the Grosvenor Heights sign.

Priced from $1.1 million, the townhomes will feature private elevators, 3 and 4 bedroom floorplans, available multi-generational suites with kitchenettes and baths, and expansive rooftop terraces for memorable entertaining. Grosvenor Heights is quietly tucked away in a 33-acre wooded oasis, yet just moments from the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro station, Wildwood Shopping Center and all the acclaimed Bethesda shopping, dining and nightlife. View our community video here.

We are also excited to announce EYA’s new Move Concierge™ service! We’ve partnered with Let’s Move LLC to make your move simpler and more relaxing. Their experts will manage every aspect of your move, all you do is pack an overnight bag and arrive to your beautiful new home, completely unpacked, for a relaxing first night!

The sales center will open for information on Saturday, February 21st and contracts will be accepted starting at 11 AM on Sunday, February 22nd on a first come, first served basis.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

February Fun at Mosaic District

February 13, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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As usual, the shops and restaurants at Mosaic District have some great specials and events happening this month. Stop by for some shopping deals or a fun night on the town.

Gal Pal Night on the Town: This Friday, February 13th, grab your gal pals and enjoy a fun night on the town. Treat yourself to manis/pedis at Mint Nail Salon, who is offering 15% off for new customers and providing light bites. Preview the new Spring collection at South Moon Under and enjoy 20% off purchases. Plus, Mosaic District is providing 50 free bouquets of flowers, starting at 5:30 PM, to the first customers!

Let the Love Continue on Valentine’s Day: Enjoy one of the many great Mosaic District restaurants with your special someone on Valentine’s Day. Cyclone Anaya’s is offering a sharing menu for $59 per couple that features bacon wrapped shrimp, seafood ceviche, sweet desserts and a champagne toast. And what better way to top off the night than with some decadent chocolates from Artisan Confections!

Oscars Viewing Party at the Angelika Film Center: Celebrate like the stars in your glamourous attire and head over to the Angelika Film Center for a FREE Oscars viewing party on Sunday, February 22nd at 7 pm! Enjoy gourmet concession specials, enter to win prizes and take fun photos in their photo booth!

The townhomes at Mosaic District are just steps from all these great shops, dining and entertainment. Stop by our sales center at 3002 District Avenue to learn more. Hurry in today, only 3 homes remain!

Love is in the Air at Bethesda Row

February 13, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Bethesda

This Valentine’s Day, head over to Bethesda Row for a special dinner, something sweet or a unique gift for your loved one. Here are a few fun ideas to delight your special someone.

Max Brenner Date Night: Indulge on European fondue and decadent options including chocolate pizza and 80’s milkshakes. $40 per couple.

Equinox Spa’s Chocolate Facial: Give the gift of relaxation at Equinox Spa. Splurge on their chocolate facial that is a “sweet indulgence for the skin” that helps provide a smoother, firmer complexion.

Georgetown Cupcake’s Valentine’s Day Dozen: Always a hit, Georgetown Cupcake’s Valentine’s Day dozen features 12 flavors including Lava Fudge, Red Velvet, Peanut Butter Fudge, Strawberry Cheesecake and more. $32 per dozen.

EYA’s Bethesda townhomes, Little Falls Place, are just moments from all these acclaimed Bethesda Row shops and restaurants. Stop by our sales center at 5113 Willet Bridge Road to learn more. But don’t delay, only 5 homes remain!

Super Bowl Gatherings in Your EYA Neighborhood

January 30, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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Whether you are rooting for the Seahawks or Patriots, or just a fan of the commercials, this Sunday’s Super Bowl is a great opportunity to gather with friends and enjoy the local establishments in your EYA neighborhood.

Silver Spring

Super Bowl excitement is in the air at Fire Station 1! A 100-year old restored Fire House in the heart of downtown Silver Spring, the venue features 3 levels, 2 bars and 10 big screen HDTVs. Doors will open at 4:30 and early arrival is encouraged. VIP packages are available and you can continue the festivities until 2 am at their After Party.

Bethesda

If you prefer to entertain friends at home, Luke’s Lobster Roll has a great Super Bowl catering option. For $11 per person, you will get a tasty ½ lobster roll, chips, pickle and Shipyard beer. $110 minimum required. What better way to finish off the meal than with Georgetown Cupcake’s Super Bowl Dozen! You can choose between the “Go Hawks” or “Go Pats” decorated cupcakes.

Old Town Alexandria

Old Town is full of game day excitement with many great venues to watch the big game. The medieval-inspired John Strongbow’s Tavern will have 2 huge 120” projection screens showing the game and plenty of Super Bowl food and drink specials. Reservations are encouraged. If you are a Patriot’s fan, Murphy’s Irish Pub is “where die hard fans gather to cheer on their team.” Meet other Patriots fans and enjoy their game day specials.

Fairfax

Watch the game at Dogfish Head Alehouse or pick up some party food to go. Special take out packages and growlers are available. For entertaining at home, check out the many shops and restaurants at Mosaic District to pick up some great party foods. Red Apron Butcher is offering game day specials, including subs, chili, dips and charcuterie boards. Be sure to place your order soon. And delight your guests with Artisan Confections special Seahawks or Patriots bon bons for dessert!

Enjoy the game!

What’s New in Old Town

January 9, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Homemade pizza with a glass of beer

Move over King Street. Some of Old Town’s best new eateries are finding a home in the north end.

Five major residential communities in Old Town are driving the growth of new retail north of Wythe Street, nearer to Braddock Metro Station.

Harris Teeter has recently opened in the lower level of The Kingsley and offers an impressive selection of to-go meals as well as Express Lane service for those on the run.

In the 1111 Belle Pre building, Lost Dog Cafe has opened their fifth location, now in Old Town. The spot offers dine-in pizza, sandwiches and beer – along with takeout. Also in Belle Pre will be Sugar Shack Donuts, a Richmond-based bakery.

The Asher apartments will welcome Bastille Restaurant, which is relocating from their former home on N. Royal Street into their new space at 620 N. Fayette. Bistro Royal will be taking the former location on N. Royal.

And of course, EYA’s Old Town Commons townhouse neighborhood and The Oronoco Condo have spurred the growth of independent retail such as the much anticipated Mason Social modern American spot with full-bar, which will open shortly.

 

Resolutions for a Walkable Lifestyle

January 6, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Walkable

As we welcome a new year, many of us will make resolutions to live a healthier lifestyle. More and more research indicates that living in a walkable neighborhood is good for you. From better health to reduced crime rates to increased social interactions, walkable urban living has many far reaching benefits. The studies show:

  • There is a significant connection between walkability and health benefits
  • Walkability encourages more civic engagement in our communities
  • Walkable urban environments spur social interaction and creativity
  • Walkability is a key to influencing housing prices

EYA is passionate about creating distinctly special neighborhoods that positively impact individual lives and communities in a socially responsible way. Visit our website to learn more about our walkable neighborhoods and resolve to start living your walkable lifestyle today!

Downtown Silver Spring Shopping Guide

December 12, 2014 | by | 0 Comments
DTSS_Tree

There’s no better place to do your holiday shopping than the vibrant retail district at Downtown Silver Spring. From fashionable to athletic to gourmet, the shops at Downtown Silver Spring offer something for everyone on your list. Stop by this Saturday, December 13th and enjoy holiday music from 2 PM – 4 PM on the plaza and snap a unique holiday photo in front of the 35′-holiday tree. Downtown Silver Spring is just steps from EYA’s new townhomes in Silver Spring at Chelsea Heights.

Take a Stroll Through Alexandria’s Holiday Market

December 11, 2014 | by | 0 Comments
Photo by @Cliff1066 Flickr.Photo by @Cliff1066 Flickr.

This holiday season, venture off King Street to nearby Carlyle District for Alexandria’s acclaimed Holiday Market. Located just three blocks from King Street Metro station in John Carlyle Square, the event is a lively European-inspired Holiday Market, complete with arts, crafts, gifts, European fare, sweet treats, specialty beverages, Santa appearances, kids’ activities and live entertainment.

The Holiday Market is open weekends from 11 AM – 8 PM, with additional open hours posted on their website.  This weekend delight your senses with sounds from Seth Kibel, one of the region’s most admired woodwind specialists, Saturday from Noon – 2 PM.

From EYA’s Old Town Commons Townhomes in Alexandria and EYA’s Oronoco Waterfront Condominium residences in Alexandria, stroll down to King Street and hop on the free trolley. It runs every 15 minutes and travels from the waterfront to King Street Metro station.

Happy holidays!

Get Merry at Mosaic District

December 11, 2014 | by | 0 Comments
Mosaic_Night

The holidays are upon us and Mosaic District is spreading the holiday cheer with an array of fun events! From photos with Santa to horse and carriage rides, Merry Mosaic features something for everyone this holiday season.

Photos with Santa: Now through Christmas Eve, Santa will be making daily appearances at Target to take photos with the kids. Stop by the first floor lobby for a special family photo.

Horse and Carriage Rides: Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through the streets of Mosaic District from December 12th – 20th. Rides will begin in the park behind Dolcezza on Fridays and Saturdays from 2 PM – 9 PM.

Gift Wrapping: Get your gifts beautifully wrapped in the Mosaic District lobby between Take 5 Boutique and Swirl & Sip on Saturdays from 12 PM and 5 PM. Donations will support the Junior League of Northern Virginia.

Brunch with Santa: The man in red will be stopping by Gypsy Soul for brunch with the family on Sundays, December 14th and December 21st. Brunch begins at 10 AM featuring charcuterie, eggs, biscuits and gravy, holiday cookies and more. $25 for adults and $15 for children. Reservations are recommended.

We hope you have a great holiday season!