Archive for 'Business'

Hostel project dealt major setback

Hostel project dealt major setback

By Derrick Perkins  Paul Cianciolo spent years pursuing his dream of opening a hostel in Alexandria — only to watch it unravel just before becoming reality. The young businessman learned last week that his prospective landlord [...]

Lighting up the night

Lighting up the night

By Julia Brouillette (File photo) Local businesses — led by David Martin, owner of Gold Works — are fighting for the right to light up King Street year-round. The festive tree lights adorning King Street illuminate [...]

A fresh start on North Columbus Street

A fresh start on North Columbus Street

By Derrick Perkins (Image/William Cromley) Local developer William Cromley is headed back to the drawing board after meeting with critics of his plan for a rundown parking lot on the 300 block of N. Columbus St. [...]

Waterfront hotel proposal resurfaces

Waterfront hotel proposal resurfaces

By Derrick Perkins (Image/City of Alexandria) Carr Hospitality is back at it again more than a year after the company floated — and then promptly shelved — a plan for turning a waterfront warehouse into a [...]

Uber cruises into town

Uber cruises into town

By Derrick Perkins (File Photo) Taxicab company officials downplayed Uber’s arrival in Alexandria as a newcomer in an already crowded and competitive transit market, but word on the street is just the opposite. “ completely sacked, [...]

St. James Group nixes plans for Hensley Park

St. James Group nixes plans for Hensley Park

By Erich Wagner The community debate over whether to lease a public park on the West End to a for-profit company had scarcely begun when it abruptly ended Tuesday evening. The team behind a proposal for [...]

From Agua Viva to Flat Iron

From Agua Viva to Flat Iron

By Derrick Perkins Restaurateur Scott Parker is staking his reputation on Old Town’s demand for a traditional steakhouse. Parker has teamed up with Jon Rennich to launch chef Michael Cordero’s latest venture in Alexandria — Flat Iron [...]

Virginia marks end of summer with back-to-school tax holiday

Virginia marks end of summer with back-to-school tax holiday

By Julia Brouillette (File Photo) Local businesses are gearing up for Virginia’s annual back-to-school sales tax holiday weekend from August 2 to 4. During the three-day period, certain school essentials and clothing items can be bought [...]

Hunting Point residents see few signs of progress

Hunting Point residents see few signs of progress

By Julia Brouillette (File Photo) As Hunting Point residents grapple with looming rent hikes and unexpected utility costs, City Hall struggles with mending the rocky relationship between tenants and their new landlord, Laramar Group. Residents of [...]

A complex proposal

A complex proposal

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) When it comes to the prospect of a massive, privately owned sports complex going up on public parkland, residents say the devil is in the details. The St. James Group, a [...]