Local developer Kevin Shooshan talks about the ups and downs of being a developer, the projects he's currently working on, the next generation of young leaders in Arlington, the county's slow permitting process, and whether the local office market will ever fully recover amid high vacancy rates (hint: it probably won't).
Best known as "Champ" from Anchorman, David Koechner is a TV and film actor, writer and producer, and a traveling standup comedian. David will be performing at the Arlington Cinema Drafthouse this weekend (Sept. 22-24, 2016), so he stopped by our studio in Clarendon for a quick chat Thursday morning. We talked about his roles in Anchorman, Waiting, Thank You for Smoking and The Office, and also discussed whether he plans to see any sights in Arlington during his visit.
Robert Peck is the co-founder and CEO of Commonwealth Joe, a local coffee roaster that sells its coffee to cafes and offices, and also operates a cafe of its own: Java Shack in Courthouse. Commonwealth Joe is opening a brand new flagship cafe in Pentagon City, so we asked Peck about the company, its growth, and its competition with Arlington's ubiquitous Starbucks locations.
We talk with Arlington County Board member Katie Cristol about issues the board will tackle this fall, like the location of Fire Station No. 10 and affordable housing in Westover. We also discuss the failed "Blue Ribbon Panel" effort, child care affordability, options for making housing affordable for young professionals and transit along Columbia Pike.