Archive for 'Business'

Warwick Pool overhaul vote goes swimmingly

Warwick Pool overhaul vote goes swimmingly

By Chris Teale (File photo) City council voted unanimously at a public hearing last month to overhaul the Warwick Pool with a new facility that could cost upwards of $2.1 million, though a timeline for construction [...]

Columbia Firehouse trademark opposition dropped by Firehouse Restaurant Group

Columbia Firehouse trademark opposition dropped by Firehouse Restaurant Group

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) The Columbia Firehouse has stood at 109 S. St. Asaph St. since 1883, served as a working firehouse for the city’s Columbia Steam Engine Fire Company, and in its second life [...]

Oakville Triangle redevelopment plan gets further approval

Oakville Triangle redevelopment plan gets further approval

By Chris Teale (Image/City of Alexandria) The redevelopment of the Oakville Triangle took another step forward at city council’s public hearing last weekend as various amendments and plans for concept, preliminary infrastructure and transportation management garnered [...]

Ramsey Homes redevelopment to undergo public scrutiny

Ramsey Homes redevelopment to undergo public scrutiny

By Chris Teale (File photo) The Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s proposed redevelopment plan for the Ramsey Homes at 699 N. Patrick St. will come before the planning commission on February 4 for a public hearing [...]

City grapples with recent business closures

City grapples with recent business closures

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) The recent closure of several longtime locally owned businesses leaves city leaders with the tall task of counteracting a slowdown in sales and consumer economic activity. In the past few months, [...]

City council eases food truck pilot program restrictions

City council eases food truck pilot program restrictions

By Chris Teale (File photo) At a legislative meeting last November, city councilors bemoaned the results of the food truck pilot program, which saw just seven trucks operate in the city last year and was set [...]

New chamber CEO reflects on challenges, opportunities ahead

New chamber CEO reflects on challenges, opportunities ahead

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) From the offices of United Way Worldwide on North Fairfax Street where he serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer, Joseph Haggerty looks across the Potomac River and sees [...]

City council rejects Robinson Terminal South appeals

City council rejects Robinson Terminal South appeals

By Chris Teale (File image) After several hours of public testimony and discussion that became quite tense at times, city council voted to uphold the Board of Architectural Review for the Old and Historic District’s decision [...]

Former 1755 warehouse found in Indigo Hotel construction

Former 1755 warehouse found in Indigo Hotel construction

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) In 1755, just six years after the founding of the Town of Alexandria, the town’s Board of Trustees called upon its colleague John Carlyle to build a public warehouse at the [...]

The Mill at 515 brings life to former industrial building

The Mill at 515 brings life to former industrial building

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) Over the centuries, the building at 515 N. Washington St. served as the headquarters for The Mount Vernon Cotton Factory, was used as a Civil War prison, a bottling house for [...]