Manoukian Oriental Rugs, located at 2330 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204, recently celebrated a century serving customers as a business in the area. They have been located on Columbia Pike for a number of years, and the family members are long-time residents of Arlington.
Virginia State Delegate Alfonso Lopez presented the family with an official proclamation from the General Assembly marking this milestone achievement. Music was provided by members of the Arlington Philharmonic, poet Philip Rosenbaum gave a reading, toasts were raised, and traditional food was provided to friends and family.
Congratulations to the Manoukian family- Mikael, Donna, and Paul. May the next one hundred years continue to be fruitful.
They have an uplifting story of a successful refugee family. From their website:
[They] have furnished, cleaned, and repaired rugs for politicians, judges, ambassadors, business leaders, lawyers, doctors, architects, and rug connoisseurs and aficionados throughout the Washington, DC area and beyond. [They] have serviced the rug needs of institutions including the U.S. Capitol, the Supreme Court, National Archives, Cosmos Club, National Cathedral, Blair House and the Smithsonian, as well as many embassies, clubs, universities, organizations, and private companies.”
Photography by Lloyd Wolf.