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Winner of Ballston Restaurant Challenges Seeks More Funds on Kickstarter

Christiana Candon won a year of free rent, a $245,000 interest-free loan, free legal services, and free financial advising as the winner of Ballston BID’s controversial Restaurant Challenge. Now she’s seeking an additional $15,000 via Kickstarter for her Spanish restaurant, which will be called SER (Simple, Easy, Real).

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Business Meets Art

The Ballston Business Improvement District switched into art aficionado mode Aug. 7 when it unveiled two public art installations during the Ballston Mega Market. 

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Ballston’s Public-Art Docket: Disruption! Innovation! Apps Galore!

While Ballston may be a few hoodies and several trillion dollars short of Silicon Valley, the brotastic Virginia outpost is making a bid, via the Ballston BID, at upping its public-art game and tech cred in one intrapreneurial blow.

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Innovation Installation

The Ballston Business Improvement District unveiled “Beachfront Potential” and “Missed Connections,” on Thursday, Aug. 7.

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Ballston Showcases Interactive, Public Art Projects

Among farmers’ market attendees, corporate commuters, and bar-goers in Ballston last Thursday night (Aug. 7), something else stood out.

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Ballston’s ‘Blue Goose’ building to be torn down as neighborhood modernization gets underway

Arlington’s Ballston neighborhood is undergoing a total transformation, with new restaurants and condominiums popping up, but now some of its most well-known buildings are getting a makeover—including Marymount University’s “Blue Goose.”

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Ask Adam: The Future of Ballston

I just watched the Ballston BID development plan video on YouTube.

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Developer’s Plan: Turn Ballston Mall Inside Out

The mall on the oddly shaped intersection at Wilson Boulevard and North Glebe Road has been on the cutting edge of retail more than once.

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Our Man in Arlington

Ballston Common Mall looks deserted at the moment. Perhaps that’s because I’m here at 6:30 a.m. reporting for weekday duty working out at Sport and Health.

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Renderings: What to expect at a redeveloped Ballston Common Mall

We’re getting a closer look at what a redeveloped Ballston Common Mall will look like, complete with a 393-unit residential tower, street-facing retail and pedestrian plaza.

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