This past January alone saw three new businesses celebrate their grand openings in Mount Vernon: Only Bathrooms, SuperKids Pediatric Dentistry and LIGHT by Alexandria Electric.
On Jan. 10, Only Bathrooms owner and Northern Virginia native Larry Newman, with the help of Mount Vernon District Supervisor Dan Storck, cut the ribbon for their newest showroom located at 7906 Andrus Road.
Only Bathrooms is a local, family-owned residential bathroom remodeling company specializing in, you guessed it, only bathrooms. As with many of the grand openings, guests enjoyed special hors d'oeuvres as they explored the many bathroom fixtures and finishes on display. See more at onlybathrooms.net.
Two days later and less than a mile away, SuperKids Pediatric Dentistry opened their fifth office. In addition to Mount Vernon, SuperKids is also located in Alexandria, Sterling, Rockville and Potomac. Originally from Chapel Hill, NC, founder and Pediatric Dentist Dr. Ben Liu received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Columbia University plus a two-year program in pediatric dentistry at New York University, before settling into the DC metro area in 2013.
Dr. Liu carefully crafted the office of SuperKids Pediatric Dentistry to help put anxious children at ease, parents to feel comfortable, and for “the experience from start to finish to be surprisingly amazing.”
This statement rings true, as one only has to walk through the office to notice the bright orange, white and blue walls surrounding the modern dentistry equipment. Currently accepting new patients at the Mount Vernon office, which you can learn more about at www.superkidsdentistry.com.
For those looking to update their home with new lighting, LIGHT by Alexandria Electric had their grand opening on Jan. 18. Located in the Belle View Shopping Center, Kevin and Elizabeth Collins wanted to open a store with local roots and a community focus.
Inside their impressive showroom you’ll find dozens of brands and hundreds of styles for every room of the house, whether you are looking for wall fixtures, ceiling fans, lamps, outdoor lighting or something else. The friendly staff are knowledgeable in the residential and commercial lighting industry and will help explain wiring and installation.
Their blog, www.lightbyaeblog.com, contains buying guides, styles, trends and plenty of information on choosing the right light for each of your rooms.
It can be exciting and reassuring to see new businesses opening in the area and speaks to the overall economic confidence and growth.
New businesses aren’t the only changes in Mount Vernon. The newly branded Mount Vernon Springfield Chamber of Commerce will have their monthly business breakfast on Feb. 9, when they will have a presentation focusing on major transportation projects in the area including the Richmond Highway widening, Frontier Drive extension and the Richmond Highway Bus Rapid Transit (BRT).