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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.” [...]

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 [...]