Archive for 'Small Business'

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 [...]

Sushi with a twist on The Avenue

Sushi with a twist on The Avenue

By Melissa Quinn For restaurateurs Mike Anderson and Bill Blackburn, a sushi restaurant in the Del Ray neighborhood was a long time coming. But it wasn’t until they saw another niche — for an adults-only venue [...]

Alexandria’s cabbies pan proposed credit card mandate

Alexandria’s cabbies pan proposed credit card mandate

By Derrick Perkins A measure that would require Alexandria-based taxicabs to accept major credit cards drew the ire of drivers during Saturday’s city council meeting. As written, the proposal lets cab companies pick the credit cards [...]

Few options available to city officials hoping to relocate proposed Walgreens

Few options available to city officials hoping to relocate proposed Walgreens

By Derrick Perkins Del Ray residents may not want a Walgreens along The Avenue, but city officials can do little to dissuade the national retailer. The project, which would displace five small shops at the corner [...]

Agua Viva to get a makeover

Agua Viva to get a makeover

By Derrick Perkins Less than two years after throwing open the doors at Agua Viva, owner Michael Cordero is jettisoning the Latin infusion concept in favor of a 1950s-style steakhouse. “We came here as a Latin [...]