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The right touch in a local spa

The right touch in a local spa

By Kaitlyn Schallhorn (Courtesy photo) Tatjana Misulic touts her spa as being “without frills” — and it’s an apt description. From the moment Theo, the larger man working as the massage therapist that day, walked through [...]

Fresh to the shopping scene

Fresh to the shopping scene

By Kaitlyn Schallhorn (Courtesy photo) Alexandria got a little more organic last month as The Fresh Market opened up its 12th store in the commonwealth. The market debuted with a “gourmet version of a ribbon-cutting ceremony” [...]

City gets affordable housing boost

City gets affordable housing boost

By Derrick Perkins (Image/City of Alexandria) Just a few months after adopting a roadmap for saving Alexandria’s dwindling supply of affordable housing, city officials broke ground Saturday on the largest project for low- and moderate-income families [...]

Downsizing the office

Downsizing the office

By Derrick Perkins (Image/City of Alexandria) The developer behind a massive building project just a stone’s throw from the future site of the National Science Foundation drove home the dispiriting lack of demand for office space [...]

City trying to tip the scales toward offices

City trying to tip the scales toward offices

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Mayor Bill Euille remembers the good old days, when the Port City was close to balancing its tax revenues from commercial and residential property at a 50-50 ratio. “It’s been a [...]

Breaking bread together

Breaking bread together

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) Old Town resident Yvonne Weight Callahan has a lot on her plate these days. A member of Alexandria’s food truck task force, Callahan is charged with drafting a set of recommendations [...]

City council approves waterfront hotel

City council approves waterfront hotel

By Derrick Perkins (Image/City of Alexandria) Residents remain apprehensive about a waterfront hotel in the 200 block of S. Union St., but city councilors green-lighted the project with a 6-0 vote Saturday. The five-story, 120-room boutique [...]

Waterfront hotel forges ahead

Waterfront hotel forges ahead

By Derrick Perkins (Image/City of Alexandria) The first major project envisioned by the controversial waterfront redevelopment plan cleared its first hurdle Tuesday night, receiving the planning commission’s approval — but with a few caveats. Designed by [...]

Waterfront hotel receives another lukewarm reception

Waterfront hotel receives another lukewarm reception

By Derrick Perkins (Image/City of Alexandria) Carr Hospitality’s latest boutique hotel proposal for the 200 block of S. Union St. garnered — once again — mixed reviews from residents and members of the board of architectural [...]

What’s cooking along the waterfront?

What’s cooking along the waterfront?

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) And just like that, the waterfront is sizzling. A month after restaurateur and man-about-town Jody Manor launched the Waterfront Market adjacent to the Torpedo Factory Art Center, city councilors gave the [...]