Saturday notes: Obit for Brenner’s Bakery owner, library closing, museum construction

Library storefront in 1963

The John Marshall Library started as a storefront library in 1963. (Fairfax County photo)

Happy Saturday. Here’s a roundup of stories from around the Richmond Highway corridor this past week. 

Bakery owner dies

Max Brenner, the longtime owner of Brenner’s Bakery in the Belle View Shopping Center, died last month. The bakery was a local favorite for decades before Brenner retired and sold it around 2000. It closed for good in 2010.

You can read an obituary for Brenner in The Washington Post.

Library closure approaching

The John Marshall Library in Rose Hill is closing April 15 for a major renovation. The renovation, which is expected to last 18 months, will slightly enlarge the space, modify the layout, add an after-hours meeting room capability, and more.

Get the details on the county’s website

Army museum construction

Construction on the National Museum of the United States Army at Fort Belvoir will begin soon. A ceremonial groundbreaking for the museum was held last fall, but real work should pick up later this month. The museum is scheduled to open in late 2019.


SafeTrack extended

The repercussions of our March snowstorm will apparently last well into April. Metro announced Friday that SafeTrack Surge 13 has been extended three extra days in April due to repair work getting delayed by the snow. This will affect Yellow Line riders who use Huntington as part of their commute.

Read more on Metro’s website.