October 10, 2012
City of Fairfax Fire Department Captain Jeremy Speakes, right, tries a Smashburger with other fire officials.
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Instead of cutting a ribbon, Mayor Silverthorne “smashes” burgers during grand opening in new shopping center.
Smashburger, a Denver-based burger chain, opened its first area location in the new Boulevard Marketplace on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Fairfax City Mayor Scott Silverthorne participated in Smashburger's version of a ribbon-cutting, a "ceremonial smash" with founder Tom Ryan. "I am thrilled to welcome Tom Ryan and Smashburger to the City of Fairfax, their first location in the Washington Metropolitan region,” said Silverthorne after Wednesday’s preview party. “This new restaurant, along with several others in the new Fairfax Boulevard Marketplace, is a great addition to the Fairfax family.”