Archive for 'Small Business'

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 [...]

Tiffany Tavern slated for French makeover

Tiffany Tavern slated for French makeover

By Julia Brouillette The vacated King Street building once home to Tiffany Tavern may experience a renaissance this summer. Cyrille Brenac, a native of Mazamet, Languedoc Roussillon, France, is a managing partner of Bistrot Lepic and [...]

Waterfront Market gets city council’s support

Waterfront Market gets city council’s support

Local restaurateur Jody Manor’s concept for a waterfront eatery sailed through city council Saturday, earning the body’s unanimous support. The proposed restaurant — called the Waterfront Market — will take up space in and around the [...]

Wheels come off Market Square food cart program

Wheels come off Market Square food cart program

By Derrick Perkins City Hall’s plan for transforming Market Square into a bustling food court hit a snag this year — lack of interest. Officials rolled out the food cart program in spring 2011, hoping to [...]

Booming sales prompts Port City Brewing’s expansion

Booming sales prompts Port City Brewing’s expansion

By Derrick Perkins Port City Brewing’s line of local craft beers has got tongues wagging, so much so the West End brewery is expanding capacity — again. Owner Bill Butcher, a native of the city, is [...]

Smooth sailing for Waterfront Market project

Smooth sailing for Waterfront Market project

By Derrick Perkins Jody Manor’s concept for a shoreline eatery picked up steam last week when the planning commission overwhelmingly backed the proposal. Called the Waterfront Market, Manor’s restaurant would seat 150 patrons – indoors and [...]

Could a new waterfront restaurant spark interest in abandoned food court pavilion?

Could a new waterfront restaurant spark interest in abandoned food court pavilion?

By Derrick Perkins  Could a new shoreline restaurant make the nearby abandoned waterfront food pavilion more attractive to potential tenants? The prospect has got local economic experts hopeful. Once home to an unsuccessful food court, the [...]