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A Mall Transformation and More: The 1,755 Apartments Bound for Ballston

Today, UrbanTurf resumes updating our knowledge base of the DC-area residential development pipeline with an examination of a neighborhood we have not featured in a rundown before: Ballston. 

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Middle Eastern Restaurant Looks Set to Replace Earl’s in Ballston

A restaurant called Medina appears to be preparing to open in the former Ballston location of Earl’s Sandwiches at 4215 N. Fairfax Drive.

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Top Workplaces 2018

Meet the 150 companies in the D.C. area with the highest ratings from their employees. Check out which Ballston businesses made the cut.

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Coworking Space to Become First Office Tenant at Former NSF Headquarters in Ballston

A Brooklyn-based coworking space will become the first office tenant in the former homeof the National Science Foundation’s headquarters, now known as the Ballston Exchange.

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Taste of Arlington Brings Back Free General Admission

Taste of Arlington is bringing back free general admission after charging for an entry wristband last year for the first time.

Gormandizing gaggles will still need to pay to eat or drink at the event, which is being held Sunday, May 20 from noon to 6 p.m.

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Rustico Ballston to Host Crawfish Boil, Open New Beer Garden Saturday

Louisiana flavor is coming to Arlington tomorrow (June 16) with Rustico Ballston‘s (4075 Wilson Boulevard) second annual Bluegrass & Crawfish Boil.

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Istanbul Grill Now Open for Business Near Ballston, Offering Traditional Turkish Fare

A new Turkish restaurant is now open for business near Ballston.

Istanbul Grill started serving up kebabs and other traditional Turkish fare yesterday (June 7), according to owner Turgut Yiğit. The new eatery, located at 4617 Wilson Blvd, replaces long-time Mexican restaurant El Ranchero.

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County Hoping to Start Work on Mosaic Park Overhaul in Ballston Next Year

Arlington County is now hoping to kick off construction work on an overhaul of Ballston’s Mosaic Park early next year, following years of delays prompted in part by cost overruns.

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Taste of Arlington: Sun and Smiles for Annual Ballston Event

Even on a Sunday, Wilson Boulevard is usually crowded with cars in the early afternoon. But on May 20, along the length of the Ballston Corridor up to Clarendon, Wilson Boulevard was closed to traffic. Instead, it was packed with Arlingtonians and visitors from out of town sampling the best food and drinks the county has to offer at the 2018 Taste of Arlington. Taste of Arlington is an annual event hosted by the Ballston BID, which raises funding for local charities like the Arlington Food Assistance Center and the Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network.

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Ted's Bulletin One Of 12 New Dining Options Signed On At Ballston Quarter

With the fall opening of Forest City's Ballston Quarter redevelopment fast approaching, the developer has unveiled another round of new retail tenants.  Forest City Thursday announced 12 new dining options that will open at Ballston Quarter, bringing the total number of signed food and beverage tenants to 22.

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