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Most-read Fairfax County stories of the week: May 2-6

Bow Tie Cinemas has closed at Reston Town Center (staff photo by Fatimah Waseem)

The weekend is almost here. Before you grab some Mother’s Day chocolate or head to bed for some much-needed sleep, let’s revisit the past week of news in Fairfax County.

Here are the 10 most-read stories on FFXnow this week:

  1. Long-standing Fairfax County family car wash business sells locations
  2. Silver Line extension opening date, cause of heat issue remain elusive
  3. Fairfax County has seen 11 rabies cases this year, none among foxes
  4. Amazon grants $55M to Tysons all-affordable housing project
  5. Bow Tie Cinemas shutters in Reston, putting popular senior movie days on hold
  6. New chicken spot to open in Pan Am Shopping Center
  7. Women’s clothing store Chico’s closes in Reston Town Center
  8. Yu Noodles shop opens in the Town of Herndon
  9. Big Buns to open on Elden Street in the Town of Herndon this year
  10. Fairfax County now averaging over 300 Covid cases a day

Ideas for potential stories can be sent to or submitted as an anonymous tip. Photos of scenes from around the county are welcome too, with credit always given to the photographer.

Feel free to discuss these topics, your weekend plans, or anything else that’s happening locally in the comments below. Have a great weekend Fairfax County!

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