Archive for 'Business'

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 [...]

Local business owners grapple with new health care law

Local business owners grapple with new health care law

By Anna Harris (File Photo) Employers far and wide are grappling with the provisions of the nation’s new health insurance system, and Alexandria is no different. A confused, concerned and curious group of local business owners [...]

Duo sees land swap as possible waterfront compromise

Duo sees land swap as possible waterfront compromise

By Derrick Perkins (File Photo) Could solving the longstanding dispute over the Old Dominion Boat Club’s waterfront parking lot be as simple as a land swap? Christine Bernstein and Jody Manor think so. The pair’s plan [...]

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 [...]