Avalon & Neighbors

May 24, 2015 , UPDATED Sept 2019
Town Center: Douglas Park & Arlington Village

The Avalon at Walter Reed and Columbia Pike
Avalon
The Avalon at Walter Reed and Columbia Pike
Arlington Cinema 'N'Drafthouse


The Avalon is within Columbia Pike's Town Center. It's at the corner of South Walter Reed Drive and Columbia Pike, which is a very busy area with some interesting restaurants and businesses within the same block. Right  across Walter Reed is Pike Park and within a block is Penrose Square which is the Town Center's main square. The Arlington Cinema 'N' DraftHouse is across the street on Columbia Pike. This area's walkability is 91 and is listed as a Walker's Paradise. The Avalon (orginally Halstead) is the first building on the Pike to conform to the Form Based Code. The project was approved in June 2004 and was open by 2009. It consists of a 257- residential units and approximately 42,350 square feet of ground floor retail. Includes a swimming pool and gym. The County Board adopted the Form Based Code in 2003.


South Walter Reed Drive


1058: Evolve All also faces S. 11th Street
1028: Joule Wellnes Pharmacy
1028: Avalon lobby
1024: Pinky Nails Boutique
I am not sure why there is a gap in the numbers between 1058 and 1028 and also why Joule and the Main entrance for Avalon have the same number.
The Avalon at Walter Reed and Columbia Pike
corner of S. 11th and S Walter Reed


The Avalon at Walter Reed and Columbia Pike
1028: Avalon Main Entrance
The Avalon at Walter Reed and Columbia Pike
Avalon Lobby



The Avalon at Walter Reed and Columbia Pike
1058 Evolve All  also faces S. 11th St.
The Avalon at Walter Reed and Columbia Pike
1058 Evolve All


The Avalon at Walter Reed and Columbia Pike
1028: Joule Wellness Pharmacy has been there since 2014.
The Avalon at Walter Reed and Columbia Pike
1028 Main Lobby



The Avalon at Walter Reed and Columbia Pike
1024: photo Aveda Salon now it is Pinky Nails Boutique
The Avalon at Walter Reed and Columbia Pike
1024: photo Aveda Salon now it is Pinky Nails Boutique



Corner of Columbia Pike & S. Walter Reed Drive


The Avalon at Walter Reed and Columbia Pike
Rebellion
The Avalon at Walter Reed and Columbia Pike
Rebillion Corner of Columbia Pike and S. Walter Reed



The Avalon at Walter Reed and Columbia Pike
Drafthouse 'N' Cinema across road
The Avalon at Walter Reed and Columbia Pike
Brickhaus which was replaced by Rebillion



Columbia Pike


2900: Rebillion on the corner of S. Walter Reed & Columbia Pike
Rebillion is in a free standing building and is not part of  Avalon
2910: Vacant, previous tenant was P. Brennan's Irish Pub. The facade has an Historical Designation.

2920: Lost Dog Cafe. In the spring of 2001, the owners of the Café, Pam Salween and Ross Underwood, formed their own rescue foundation, Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation, which helps homeless dogs and cats.

2940: ABC Liquor

The Avalon at Walter Reed and Columbia Pike
corner of S. 11th and S Walter Reed


The Avalon at Walter Reed and Columbia Pike
vacant  since May 2017
The Avalon at Walter Reed and Columbia Pike
section of Lost Dog Cafe


The Avalon at Walter Reed and Columbia Pike
corner of the Pike and S. Walter Reed
The Avalon at Walter Reed and Columbia Pike
Lost Dog Cafe across from the cinema


The Avalon at Walter Reed and Columbia Pike
2920 Lost Dog Cafe
The Avalon at Walter Reed and Columbia Pike
2940 ABC Liquors and Wines



The Avalon at Walter Reed and Columbia Pike
The Avalon at Walter Reed and Columbia Pike
Lost Dog Cafe



11th Street


2921: Arlington Free Clinic only business whose main entrance faces S. 11th Street
1058 Walter Reed : Evolve Al all of this business also faces S. 11th Street

The Avalon at Walter Reed and Columbia Pike
S. 11th Street
The Avalon at Walter Reed and Columbia Pike
side of building facing S. 11th Street


The Avalon at Walter Reed and Columbia Pike
Arlington Free Clinic 2921 11th Street
The Avalon at Walter Reed and Columbia Pike
photo shown with permission of Clinic



Neighbors


3008 DryCleaners/vacant
3010/3014 Beatrix Internation Hair Salon  Barber Shop
3030 Rincome Thai Restaurant opened in 1985
3030 Days Inn the address is for Columbia Pike but it actually faces S. Highland
None of these businesses are part of the Avalon building. Days Inn & Rincome are in the same building.
The Avalon at Walter Reed and Columbia Pike


The Avalon at Walter Reed and Columbia Pike
The Avalon at Walter Reed and Columbia Pike
3008 Dry Cleaners /vacant     3010 & 3014 International Barber & Hair Salon


The Avalon at Walter Reed and Columbia Pike
3030 Rincome
The Avalon at Walter Reed and Columbia Pike
3030 Rincome


The Avalon at Walter Reed and Columbia Pike
3030 Days Inn Avalon in the back
The Avalon at Walter Reed and Columbia Pike
3030 Days Inn




History

Avalon

Avalon

The Avalon (originally approved as the Columbia Station project and then named Halstead) Is the first building to conform to the Form Based Codeon the Pike. The project was approved in June 2004 and was open by 2009.





Blanca Restaurant

Rebillion

The building that now houses Rebillion has an historic designation. Before the Avalon was built the building was white and had been the Blanca Restaurant. Some time ago the owners applied to the Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board to make some changes to the exterior. The Review Board supplied some design suggestions.

The building had extensive interior renovations before it opened as the Brickhause. The Brickhause was owned by Tony Wagner who also owned Twisted Vines which was across the road from Pike Park. Wagner closed both Twisted Vines and Brickhause to open Josephine's Italian Kitchen in December 2018 which was in Penrose Square. Josephen's closed in June 2019.


Many years ago Jake White's Peoples Bank opened on this corner which in time became the Old Dominion Bank. In 1948 the Old Dominion Bank moved to another location. library

Brennans

2910

The facade from the Arlington Hardware Store which was at this location for many year has an Historical Designation. When the Halstead was built this facade was preserved and Brennan's Irish Pub opened at this location the owners were Brian Dolphin and Greg Whelan. Brennan's closed in May 2017. At the moment (Sept 2019 this location is vacant.




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