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The Local Shop

Arlington, Virginia / Washington D.C., United States

This show brings you stories of local businesses that shape communities in Arlington, Virginia and make them vibrant and unique. Most of the businesses we talk to have been around for over 30 years and have a lot to share about the history of local communities, what it is like to run a small business in Arlington, and how to make this area more attractive to residents and visitors.

Airing Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time, on WERA-LP Arlington, Virginia 96.7FM.

This project builds on the work of planning students at Virginia Tech (Northern Virginia Campus) that examined "Legacy Businesses" in Arlington in spring 2017. To share the story of your longstanding business in Arlington, Virginia please contact Dr. Elizabeth Morton at

All original interviews can be found at the Arlington Center for Local History

Cover Image Design: Hazel Ventura