Archive for 'Small Business'

Old Town Theater closed, put up for sale

Old Town Theater closed, put up for sale

By Erich Wagner After closing the historic Old Town Theater — supposedly temporarily — over the summer, owner Rob Kaufman has put the century-old venue up for sale. A listing on online real estate [...]

Planning director warns Del Ray businesses of potential upheaval ahead

Planning director warns Del Ray businesses of potential upheaval ahead

By Katie Callahan (Photo/Erich Wagner) Del Ray’s shop-lined streets form the foundation of the neighborhood’s character, but owners of its many independent stores must keep pace with changes in the marketplace, cautioned Alexandria’s outgoing planning chief [...]

Alexandria’s homegrown food truck

Alexandria’s homegrown food truck

By Derrick Perkins (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) As the city’s food truck task force prepared to kick off what likely was its final meeting Monday, members and local restaurateurs Mike Anderson and Rich Arslan spent a few [...]

Seva Cafe makes it official with Del Ray opening

Seva Cafe makes it official with Del Ray opening

By Kaitlyn Schallhorn (Courtesy photo) The staff at Seva Cafe has been serving busy Alexandrians for several months, but that didn’t stop Del Ray residents from officially welcoming the neighborhood’s latest addition this month. Co-owner Dan [...]

The right touch in a local spa

The right touch in a local spa

By Kaitlyn Schallhorn (Courtesy photo) Tatjana Misulic touts her spa as being “without frills” — and it’s an apt description. From the moment Theo, the larger man working as the massage therapist that day, walked through [...]

What’s cooking along the waterfront?

What’s cooking along the waterfront?

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) And just like that, the waterfront is sizzling. A month after restaurateur and man-about-town Jody Manor launched the Waterfront Market adjacent to the Torpedo Factory Art Center, city councilors gave the [...]

Local business owners grapple with new health care law

Local business owners grapple with new health care law

By Anna Harris (File Photo) Employers far and wide are grappling with the provisions of the nation’s new health insurance system, and Alexandria is no different. A confused, concerned and curious group of local business owners [...]

Port City prepares for Black Friday

Port City prepares for Black Friday

By Anna Harris (File photo) Alexandria’s annual spin on Black Friday is around the corner, which means area shoppers will have the option of avoiding the stress that comes with heading into big-box stores the day [...]

Touching up the law for massage therapists

Touching up the law for massage therapists

By Anna Harris (File photo) Until city officials relaxed rules governing massage therapists earlier this month, getting by as a hands-on worker could prove challenging. The old regulations — updated by city council during an October [...]

Recovering from the shutdown

Recovering from the shutdown

By Anna Harris (File photo) The 16-day partial government shutdown ended last week, but the deal struck to get Washington up and running again has left many with lingering doubts. The bill signed by President Barack [...]