10 Things We Love About Falls Church
Sample live music, global cuisine and indie shops in this close-knit town.
4. Walking the Little City
The town center is home to dozens of intimate eateries, boutiques, wine shops, coffee houses and other small businesses. Two longstanding jewels are Brown’s Hardware, founded in 1883, the oldest family-run business in the city; and Doodlehopper 4 Kids, which has sold toys, books and games since 1992. But there are also some great newcomers, including the Falls Church Arts Central Gallery on West Broad Street, which opened in February 2017, showcasing local work and hosting a range of arts events and studio classes. On the First Friday of every month, the downtown comes alive as local proprietors open their doors with dining specials, retail discounts, tastings, concerts, art shows and more.