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The Cloud Arises at Welburn Square

The Cloud is a constellation containing 50 cloudlets that emit light and sound. Ballston BID partnered with the Virginia Tech Research Center to create the public display. 

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'Oktoberfest' Market Coming to Ballston Tomorrow

The last Ballston "mega market" of the year will be Oktoberfest-themed, with a beer and wine garden, live music and a new public art installation. 

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Paradise Found?

Cara Ober interviews Patrick McDonough about his newest public art project, titled BEACHFRONT POTENTIAL. 

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SER Will Service Spanish Food, But Not Tapas

SER was the ultimate winner of the recent Ballston restaurant competition which awarded free rent and other incentives for a restaurant headed to 1110 N. Glebe Road in Ballston. 

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Sound and Vision

Alex Braden has a colorful secret: He sometimes sneaks into wife Amy's studio and corrects some of her drawings. Most artists would scream to the heavens about the violation, but Amy is nonplussed. 

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Parkmobile Now Available in Clarendon, Ballston

Arlington has accelerated its Parkmobile rollout, installing the smartphone app service in Clarendon, Ballston and Virginia Square over the weekend. 

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Ballston Restaurant Challenge Winner Plans Winter Opening

Christiana Campos, the new restaurateur who won the Ballston Business Improvement District's Restaurant Challenge this year, plans to open her new restaurant this winter. 

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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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