Archive for 'Small Business'

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, [...]

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 [...]

Virginia marks end of summer with back-to-school tax holiday

Virginia marks end of summer with back-to-school tax holiday

By Julia Brouillette (File Photo) Local businesses are gearing up for Virginia’s annual back-to-school sales tax holiday weekend from August 2 to 4. During the three-day period, certain school essentials and clothing items can be bought [...]

Brewing up a storm

Brewing up a storm

By Derrick Perkins Circumstance may have forced Port City Brewing employees to whip up a batch of California common beer a year ago, but popular demand is behind the drink’s recent return. When a powerful derecho [...]

Police reverse course on bike sale database

Police reverse course on bike sale database

By Erich Wagner City officials hit the brakes on a plan to require local bike shops to log every bicycle sale with police just weeks after the department floated the idea. As updates to the decades-old [...]

A stylish addition to Del Ray

A stylish addition to Del Ray

By Julia Brouillette Salon Bisoux — a hip, stylish shop with a talented staff and top-notch amenities — is quickly making a name for itself in Del Ray. Krista and Philippe Depeyrot opened Salon Bisoux in [...]

Alexandria police hope to keep tabs on bicycle sales

Alexandria police hope to keep tabs on bicycle sales

By Erich Wagner As officials began updating the city’s bicycle ordinance, they left alone a provision letting local authorities keep tabs on anyone buying or selling a bike — at the police department’s behest. A slew [...]

South Peyton Street hostel garners city council’s support

South Peyton Street hostel garners city council’s support

By Derrick Perkins  City councilors overrode concerns from neighbors and parents Saturday, approving the proposed South Peyton Street hostel — Alexandria’s first — unanimously. But they did not make the decision lightly. The 7-0 vote came [...]

T.C. junior launches sports website geared toward high school students

T.C. junior launches sports website geared toward high school students

By Jim McElhatton In the boardroom of a downtown D.C. law office recently, T.C. Williams junior Dagim Girma stood up in front of dozens of onlookers to sell his business plan for a website called The [...]

Planning commission OK’s hookah lounge

Planning commission OK’s hookah lounge

By Julia Brouillette Old Town offers an array of dining options and chic boutiques, but until now, it has lacked one of the trendiest hangouts: a hookah lounge. The city planning commission overwhelmingly supported a plan [...]