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Updated: City Hall weighs using eminent domain to secure Old Dominion Boat Club property

Updated: City Hall weighs using eminent domain to secure Old Dominion Boat Club property

By Derrick Perkins (File Photo) Updated at 5:43 p.m. The original story is below. With negotiations for a portion of the Old Dominion Boat Club’s waterfront property again bogged down, Mayor Bill Euille warned Tuesday that [...]

Old Town Theater temporarily shuttered for overhaul

Old Town Theater temporarily shuttered for overhaul

By Derrick Perkins (Photo/Derrick Perkins) Just nine months into the Old Town Theater’s much-anticipated second act, the curtains quietly have fallen again on the King Street landmark. Owner Rob Kaufman put the nearly 100-year-old entertainment venue [...]

Waterfront plan critics shift focus

Waterfront plan critics shift focus

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) After a long and bitter struggle, even the staunchest opponents of the city’s waterfront redevelopment plan admit that they lost the battle to craft the blueprint of the shoreline’s future. But [...]

Port City mostly unfazed by government shutdown

Port City mostly unfazed by government shutdown

By Erich Wagner (File Photo) While the federal shutdown dominates headlines across the country, city officials said that Alexandria is largely unaffected — at least for now. City spokesman Tony Castrilli said in a statement that [...]

Government shutdown looms large in Virginia

Government shutdown looms large in Virginia

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau RICHMOND — As many as 57,000Virginians could be furloughed from their federal jobs if Congress does not pass a spending bill by midnight, state officials said Monday. A layoff of one-third [...]

City council clears North Columbus Street development

City council clears North Columbus Street development

By Derrick Perkins (Image/City of Alexandria) It took a few procedural — and mental — jumping jacks on the city council’s part Saturday, but developer William Cromley saw the last roadblock to his 300-block N. Columbus [...]

Banking on the Port City

Banking on the Port City

By Erich Wagner (File photo) City tourism officials said that despite raking in $23.7 million in tax revenue from visitors last year, it’s time for a change. The Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association unveiled a new [...]

Sale of Robinson Terminals paves way for waterfront hotel project

Sale of Robinson Terminals paves way for waterfront hotel project

By Erich Wagner (File Photo) After six-plus months on the market, the soon-to-be-renamed Washington Post Co. accepted offers for the two Robinson Terminal warehouses over the weekend. Property firms JBG and EYA partnered to buy Robinson [...]

Cromley reveals new design for North Columbus Street

Cromley reveals new design for North Columbus Street

By Erich Wagner (File photo) When local developer and architect William Cromley went before the board of architectural review in the spring, neighbors had some choice words for the five proposed townhouses at the 300 block [...]

Going bumper-to-bumper with Uber

Going bumper-to-bumper with Uber

By Anna Harris (File photo) As cabbies continue to bemoan lost business with the arrival of Uber in the Port City, two local companies have teamed up to level the playing field. Greater Alexandria-based Taxi Magic [...]