The little house at 7025 Columbia Pike is being renovated to attract a tenant. A glass door will be installed in front, walls will be removed inside, and the interior and exterior will be improved, said Veronica Salcido of KLNB LLC, a commercial real estate company.
For many years, the building had been Anna ’N DalesNewsstand, which closed in spring 2013. Between July 2013 and June 2014, it housed Botanica Pombagira, a shop that sold religious items, incense, and candles. The small building formerly housed a psychic and, before that, an electronics repair shop.
According to Fairfax County tax records, the property was purchased by Oklahoma Joe’s of Washington DC LLC a year ago “under duress” for $445,000 from Ashkar Adnana. The assessed value is listed as $669,950.
Oklahoma Joe’s is a Tulsa-based barbecue restaurant chain that plans to open two locations in the D.C., area, including the Mosaic District in Merrifield, but has no plans for a restaurant at 7025 Columbia Pike.