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Merrifield Garden Center
Member Spotlight

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
No one goes all out for Christmas like the Merrifield Garden Center. Founded in 1971 by Bob Warhurst and Billy Williams, this has been the place to go for all things Christmas since then.

From a freshly cut Christmas tree, to a realistic artificial one, from ornaments for every possible scenario to a breathtaking Christmas cactus, you’ll find something to please that hard to buy person or something perfect for that one spot in your home or office that looks bare and lonesome.

If you haven’t felt the Christmas Spirit yet this year, go spend a half hour wandering around their shop. It will be just what you needed.
Merrifield Garden Center is practicing safe Covid protocols, so don’t leave your mask behind, and safely distance yourself from their helpful staff members and the other customers.

You can check out some of their greenhouse offerings here:
Free Food Distribution at First Baptist Church of Merrifield
Saturday, December 19

Free boxes of food will be available at First Baptist Church Merrifield (FBCM) on Saturday, December 19, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM while supplies last. All members and surrounding community are invited to partake of the distribution. One produce and one non-perishables box per car/or household.

This will again be a drive by distribution with no need to get out of your car. Everyone is requested to please wear a mask and respect the social distancing requirements.

For more information on FBCM :

Shop Small, Shop Local,
Shop Merrifield!

Now more then ever our small and local businesses need our support!

Please continue to shop the Greater Merrifield retailers, restaurants and services during the holiday season and beyond.

Be the reason a small business survives!
Dunn Loring/Merrifield Metro Station not slated to close in Metro’s proposed budget cuts

GMBA is relieved to see that the Dunn Loring/Merrifield Metro Station escaped being one of the 19 stations WMATA plans to close. The WMATA subway system is facing huge budget deficits due to ridership being down and extra cleaning expenses related to Covid. The precautions Metro implemented, designed to keep the cars as clean and germfree as possible, have added significantly to the budget woes.

The proposed changes, (19 stations closing and no weekend service) are slated to take place in July of 2021, sadly coinciding with projections of when a Covid vaccine may be available to the general public.

WMATA proposes closing four Virginia stations, including McLean, Virginia Square, Arlington Cemetery and East Falls Church. WMATA needs a rescue plan of $500 million dollars from the Federal Government to close the budget gap.
Closing the Dunn Loring/Merrifield station would have had a huge impact on the retail and restaurants on Prosperity and Avenir Place, businesses that are already reeling from Covid.

Below is a link giving additional details and listing all of the 19 proposed station closings.
Member News, Events & Promotions
Fairfax VA Presents
31 Days of Holiday Happiness!

You know what’s great about living in a world capital during the holiday season? Options—and lots of them! So Fairfax County is unveiling a new adventure every day throughout December with our 31 Days of Holiday Happiness interactive advent-style calendar.

First Baptist Church of Merrifield
Prayer Groups, Bible Study & Events

First Baptist Church of Merrifield invites everyone to join in their zoom-based classes.
For a list of all upcoming events, click here!
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
Wolf Trap Streaming Sessions
Keeping Music Alive

For a full list of live streaming and rescheduled concerts, click here!
GMBA NEW Membership Special
Now through December 31, 2020
20% Off 1 year membership,
Get the rest of 2020 for Free!

If you (or a business you know) have been wanting to join Greater Merrifield Business Association, but were looking for one extra reason, here's a GREAT reason!

Join GMBA anytime between now and the end of the year, you will get the rest of of 2020 for free. Your membership will renew in January of 2022!

Questions? Email Peggy at
NEW members only.