Thursday, February 26, 2009

A Mad Fox in Falls Church, Virginia

I've kept the secret for a couple of weeks, but the cat's out of the bag now ... or, I should say, the fox.

Mad Fox brewing Company

Long-time local brewer Bill Madden has decided upon on a location for his new brewpub, to be called Mad Fox. As reported today by Gregg Wiggins of Mid-Atlantic Brewing News:
when it opens for business around the end of 2009 the Mad Fox brewpub will be located at 444 West Broad Street (Va. Route 7) in Falls Church. <...> Bill Madden called me this afternoon and told me they'd signed a letter of intent to lease space in the building under construction at that address.

Gregg Wiggins
as posted to DC Beer

The location is in a new business development in downtown Falls Church, Virginia, a within-the-Beltway suburb of Washington, D.C.

The spot was to have been a Not Your Average Joe's, a casual-dining restaurant. But that Massachusetts-based small chain's expansion into Virginia may have run into difficulties.

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Fun with Google Maps. The correct address is 444 W. Broad, not 474 W. Broad, even though that is still in the same complex. If you click on the "View Larger Map", the correct address and map appear.

From the Mad Fox website:
Mad Fox and Waterford Development executed a Letter of Intent on February 25, 2009 for 8,618 square feet of space for our first brewpub location at the Shops at Spectrum development at 444 West Broad Street, Falls Church, VA. Our anticipated opening is November, 2009. More to come very soon.

UPDATE: new photos April 2009.
  • Bill Madden also maintains a brewer's blog, currently from V-50, a brewpub in Leesburg, Va.
  • Earlier YFGF blog post about Mad Fox and Madden.
  • DC-beer is an Internet mailing list of people in the greater Washington, DC and Baltimore area who enjoy brewing, drinking, investigating, and discussing good beers.
  • Interview of Bill Madden, from June of 2009.


  1. Tom, thanks for the mention. It took a lot of work, but we got the signed LOI from Waterford Development last night. The actual address is 444 W. Broad Street. It's a brand new building with a large terrace for outdoor dining and a 375 space retail-dedicated parking garage. Now all we have to do is finish fundraising and do the construction plan. Oh, and work the veggie menu.

    Cheers, Rick

  2. I'm no stranger to Not Your Average Joe's in Mass, but it's good to hear that their misfortune ended up being to the benefit of Mad Fox as far as finding a place to call home.


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