Archive for 'Small Business'

La Bergerie set to open small inn

La Bergerie set to open small inn

By Erich Wagner (File photo) City councilors unanimously approved a plan for a popular French restaurant to open a small inn at a historic Old Town mansion house, but residents fear the neighborhood is ill suited [...]

Digging into Alexandria’s food truck initiative

Digging into Alexandria’s food truck initiative

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) Alexandria cautiously opened the doors to food trucks this summer, but few of the roving restaurants have taken City Hall up on its invitation to do business here. Just eight vendors [...]

Potomac Yard, tax reform top chamber’s agenda

Potomac Yard, tax reform top chamber’s agenda

By Erich Wagner (File photo) When Dak Hardwick joined the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce to lead its government relations committee earlier this year, he noticed one problem with the organization’s lobbying efforts: they happened at the [...]

Tourism officials bank on Alexandria’s allure

Tourism officials bank on Alexandria’s allure

By Derrick Perkins The city’s “Extraordinary Alexandria” tourism campaign has been exactly that, concluded market research experts brought in to review the one-year-old initiative. For every dollar allocated toward advertising, the [...]

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 [...]