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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 [...]

Virginia Supreme Court dismisses case against waterfront plan

Virginia Supreme Court dismisses case against waterfront plan

By Erich Wagner (File photo) The Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a major challenge to the controversial waterfront plan was moot in light of city council’s passage of the blueprint by a supermajority vote earlier this [...]

Beyond the city limits: The revitalization of Richmond Highway

Beyond the city limits: The revitalization of Richmond Highway

By Edythe Frankel Kelleher (Photo/Edythe Frankel Kelleher) You may call it greater Alexandria, Southeast Fairfax, Route 1 or the Richmond Highway corridor. One of the first developed areas in Fairfax County, it serves as the primary [...]

Developer finds new owner for Carver Nursery School

Developer finds new owner for Carver Nursery School

By Derrick Perkins The sale of the former Carver Nursery School — announced last week after months of anticipation — will see the building once again serve local children as a pediatric dental office. More importantly, [...]