Ballston Quarter announces 2019 Ballston Quarterfest in Arlington

Ballston Quarterfest returns to Arlington May 18

Restaurant crawl, bands, Kids Zone headline two days of fun for all ages

The Ballston Quarterfest returns to Arlington, Va. the weekend of May 18-19. The two-day festival offers music, drinks, food and entertainment for adults and the entire family. What’s more, the event is free. Admission to the restaurant crawl and street pub, however, is made possible through the purchase of an event wristband. The Ballston Quarterfest will pass along proceeds from the event to BallstonGives. According to the event’s online profile, BallstonGives is a nonprofit that donates funding to other Arlington charities, Arlington Food Assistance Center and Arlington Street Peoples Assistance Network.

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South Block Juice opens at Ballston Quarter, Arlington

South Block Juice opens at Ballston Quarter, Arlington

Health-focused chain among retailers, restaurants opening at renovated Ballston Mall

South Block Juice opened its ninth store in Arlington, Va. at Ballston Quarter March 25. The new South Block Ballston unit is a compact design within a main entryway off of Wilson Boulevard into Ballston Quarter. South Block is a health-focused beverage and acai-bowl chain that has its roots in Washington, D.C.. The emerging chain was founded 15 years ago by Amir Mostafavi, also its current CEO. A new Rosslyn unit will open this summer, according to an email from Mostafavi, adding to store locations that include Old Town, Alexandria and Clarendon in Arlington.

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After the huge success of D.C.’s Union Market, many other new “food halls” are sprouting up to offer consumers unique tastes and cultivated, culinary experiences in buzzing locations around the area

Food halls coming to D.C. in big ways

D.C.-area food halls to be big part of dining scene

After the huge success of D.C.’s Union Market, many other new “food halls” are sprouting up to offer consumers unique tastes and cultivated, culinary experiences in buzzing locations around the area. According to consultancy and research firm Cushman & Wakefield, there will be approximately 300 food hall projects in operation by the end of 2020.

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