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Our View: A toast to Nora Partlow, the neighborhood coffee pub queen

Our View: A toast to Nora Partlow, the neighborhood coffee pub queen

(Photo/Chris Teale) Today, many residents take Alexandria’s retail corridors like Mount Vernon Avenue in Del Ray and King Street in Old Town for granted. But they weren’t always hubs of bustling business and activity. Two decades [...]

'Tartuffe' is a downright dastardly satire

'Tartuffe' is a downright dastardly satire

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Scott Suchman) “Epic bromance upends noted family” might be the modern-day header for the tale of Tartuffe and Orgon, the paterfamilias of a 17th century bourgeois family. Or it might read: “Priest and [...]

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 [...]

King Street Metro station to undergo renovation

King Street Metro station to undergo renovation

By Chris Teale (File photo) Those walking past the King Street Metro station in recent weeks might have noticed signs indicating that the bus bays, 34 metered parking spaces and taxi pick-up point were closed until [...]

Debate over proposed Vassar Road subdivision rages on

Debate over proposed Vassar Road subdivision rages on

By Chris Teale (File photo) Editor's note: this article has been updated to correct the misspelling of Lynda Wilson's first name. City councilors voted last weekend to send a controversial proposal to subdivide two properties in [...]

Local officials, candidates vow unity after tough Alexandria primary race

Local officials, candidates vow unity after tough Alexandria primary race

By Erich Wagner (File photo) In the days immediately following last week’s landmark Democratic primary election, where Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg beat four-term incumbent Bill Euille for the nomination for Alexandria’s top elected position, the city [...]

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 [...]

Best of Alexandria 2015

Best of Alexandria 2015

The Readers’ Choice Best of Alexandria is back for 2015! This is your chance to share all of your favorite places in Alexandria to eat, listen to music, play trivia, you name it. Nominate your favorite [...]

Our View: It's time for a new Patrick Henry school building

Our View: It's time for a new Patrick Henry school building

(Image/Alexandria City Public Schools) As they say, timing is everything. In show business, a sense of timing can be the difference between lasting success and a fleeting career. Timing is crucial for a good meal; no [...]

'The Dirty Blonde' at the Little Theatre offers a stunning look at Mae West

'The Dirty Blonde' at the Little Theatre offers a stunning look at Mae West

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Matt Liptak) It took more than fluff and fizz to create an icon like Mae West. An iconoclast in the art of sex appeal — even the term was taboo when she started [...]