Archive for 'Business'

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, [...]

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 [...]