Columbia Pike group adds new board members

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The Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (CPRO) recently added three new board members.

Joining the board were Vanessa Aguayo, an area resident with expertise in transportation; Nina Chawla, a commercial-property owner on Columbia Pike; and Diana Nakarmi, co-owner of a mixed martial arts studio on South Edgewood Street.

“I love living off Columbia Pike,” Aguayo said. “And I am thrilled to be able to use my expertise to give back to the community and help CPRO bring businesses and people together.”

For information on the organization, see the Website at

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Abbey Sinclair

Check out the neighborhoods on and off the Pike that are truly vibrant - in Fairfax County just outside Arlington. Like the Food Star ethnic supermarket the County gentrified out of the County to build another Harris Teeter which is reportedly struggling. What are the new CPRO VIPs going to do? Add more boutique retail, spas, ethnic restaurants, expensive professional services that Pike residents can't afford? How about doing some modest makeovers of the Pike's shabby buildings, including CPRO's headquarters?

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