Archive for 'Small Business'

La Bergerie move challenged in court by neighbors

La Bergerie move challenged in court by neighbors

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Alexandria City Council has been sued at least 194 times since 1985, and it looks like government attorneys will go to bat for the body once more. The latest case against [...]

Old Town Theater set to become retail space in return to owner's original plan

Old Town Theater set to become retail space in return to owner's original plan

By Chris Teale (File photo) The ongoing saga of the future of the Old Town Theater has taken another twist. Prospective new owner Jeff Yates appears to have pulled out of acquiring the historic property at [...]

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

By Abigail Jurk (File photo) June is a month of new beginnings. Not only is it the start of summer, but this June also marks the opening of a number of new businesses in Alexandria. Here [...]

Del Ray institution St. Elmo's Coffee Pub set to change hands

Del Ray institution St. Elmo's Coffee Pub set to change hands

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) When Nora Partlow and her former business partner Scott Mitchell opened St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub at 2300 Mount Vernon Ave. in 1996, Partlow recalled that Mount Vernon Avenue in Del Ray [...]

Employees raise questions following abrupt closure of Flying Fish

Employees raise questions following abrupt closure of Flying Fish

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Old Town residents craving sushi were left perplexed this week to be greeted with a sign on the front of the Flying Fish restaurant, a staple at 815 King St. since [...]

Embattled used car dealer to remain open

Embattled used car dealer to remain open

By Erich Wagner (File photo) In March 2014, city councilors gave the owner of A&B Auto Finance Co. one last chance. He had six months to wrap up operations and find a new site for his [...]

Local couple hopes to bring beer garden to Old Town

Local couple hopes to bring beer garden to Old Town

By Susan Hale Thomas (Courtesy photo) Beer connoisseurs will be licking the froth from their lips when they hear that plans for a beer garden are underway across from the King Street Metrorail station. Brew enthusiasts [...]

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 [...]