Archive for 'Business'

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, [...]

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 [...]