Archive for 'Business'

Food truck debate keeps rolling on

Food truck debate keeps rolling on

By Kaitlyn Schallhorn (File photo) Food trucks are revving their engines, ready to roll out in Alexandria despite recent setbacks. As city officials discuss letting food trucks operate in Alexandria, the popular mobile eateries remain banned [...]

Port City prepares for Black Friday

Port City prepares for Black Friday

By Anna Harris (File photo) Alexandria’s annual spin on Black Friday is around the corner, which means area shoppers will have the option of avoiding the stress that comes with heading into big-box stores the day [...]

St. Joseph’s leadership wary of redevelopment project

St. Joseph’s leadership wary of redevelopment project

By Anna Harris (Image/City of Alexandria) Though leaders of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church got major concessions from the company behind a nearby redevelopment project, concerns about the undertaking remain alive and well. Mahmood Investment Corp. plans [...]

Negotiations for boat club property to continue

Negotiations for boat club property to continue

By Derrick Perkins (File Photo) The verdict came after nearly four hours of public testimony Tuesday evening: Negotiations for the Old Dominion Boat Club’s waterfront parking lot will continue — for at least another 90 days. [...]

Messy mathematics

Messy mathematics

By Erich Wagner (File photo) One thing is certain about the planned relocation of the National Science Foundation from Arlington to Alexandria in 2015: It will have a big impact on the city’s coffers as well [...]

Touching up the law for massage therapists

Touching up the law for massage therapists

By Anna Harris (File photo) Until city officials relaxed rules governing massage therapists earlier this month, getting by as a hands-on worker could prove challenging. The old regulations — updated by city council during an October [...]

Recovering from the shutdown

Recovering from the shutdown

By Anna Harris (File photo) The 16-day partial government shutdown ended last week, but the deal struck to get Washington up and running again has left many with lingering doubts. The bill signed by President Barack [...]

Too sweet of a deal?

Too sweet of a deal?

By Derrick Perkins (Photo/Derrick Perkins) After celebrating the National Science Foundation’s announced relocation as a major coup earlier this year, city leaders questioned the deal’s cost over the weekend — specifically how it affects subsidies for [...]

Travel industry sees interest take off

Travel industry sees interest take off

By Anna Harris (File photo) Is the travel industry gaining newfound steam? At least one local agency has seen interest pick up — an anecdote that matches the results of a recently released national survey. Lida [...]

Meet Laurie Olin

Meet Laurie Olin

By Derrick Perkins (Photo/Derrick Perkins) Pressed for an honest assessment of the city’s Potomac River shoreline, Laurie Olin, the man charged with revitalizing the public space along the waterfront, paused before saying, “It has good bones.” [...]