Friday, October 29, 2021

35th Anniversary celebration / A new name / Nomad Dancers

In celebration of it's thirty-fifth year the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization held a celebration in Penrose Square for the community and announced its new name, Columbia Pike Partnership.

In addition to presenting the new name, presentations by Partnership's executive director Kim Klingler and Board Chair John Snyder, BM Smith executive David Peete, foods from a wide variety of ethnic restaurants along the Pike, an Afghan women's troupe - the Nomad Dancers, plus a display of photographs by the Columbia Pike Documentary Project, were featured.

John Snyder

Kim Klingler

Pryalal Karmakar of Prio Bangla

Matt De Ferranti, Arlington County Board

Marsha Semmel, Arlington Arts board member

David Peete of BM Smith

Photography by Lloyd Wolf.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Westmont Center demolition

 The 1940's era Westmont Shopping Center at the corner of S. Glebe Road and Columbia Pike has been demolished.

A new retail and apartment complex, Westmont Apartments, will be erected on the site.

Westmont Center, 2008 (by Xang Mimi Ho)

Photography by Lloyd Wolf and Xang Mimi Ho,

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Paws on the Pike 2021

Paws on the Pike is sponsored annually by the Columbia Pike Revitalization (CPRO). It was held this year  at the plaza of Centro along the Pike. The day included a blessing of the pets by Arlington Presbyterian Church Pastor Ashley Goff, and pet portraits by Alex Sakes. Local pet-oriented vendors and representatives of local businesses and civic organizations were on site.

Thanks to the good folks at CPRO: executive director Kim Klingler, Amy McWilliams, Stephen Gregory Smith, and Amanda Lovins.

Photography by Lloyd Wolf.