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Resident group vows to appeal Carr hotel project

Resident group vows to appeal Carr hotel project

By Derrick Perkins (Image/City of Alexandria) Having successfully navigated the waterfront commission, planning commission, city council and the board of architectural review, Carr City Centers’ proposed shoreline hotel faces one last challenge: Friends of the Alexandria [...]

Old Dominion Boat Club accepts city’s offer to relocate

Old Dominion Boat Club accepts city’s offer to relocate

Updated 10 a.m. March 27 By Erich Wagner (File Photo) After a decades-long fight to hold onto its waterfront property, the Old Dominion Boat Club has accepted a deal to sell its land, paving the way [...]

Port City named one of nation’s best downtowns

Port City named one of nation’s best downtowns

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) What does Alexandria have in common with Fort Worth, Texas, Providence, R.I., Indianapolis and Provo, Utah? They boast the best downtowns in the country, according to Livability.com. The Port City was [...]

Terminal velocity

Terminal velocity

By Derrick Perkins (Image/EYA) Residents got their first glimpse at the future Robinson Terminals earlier this week as redevelopment along the city’s Potomac shoreline picks up steam. Developers EYA and City Interests unveiled rough ideas for [...]

Down to the wire

Down to the wire

By Erich Wagner (File photo) The deadline for a deal for the coveted Old Dominion Boat Club parking lot passed Monday, but City Hall hasn’t pulled the trigger on eminent domain just yet. After 90 days [...]

Staying the course

Staying the course

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) After months of debate and procedural wrangling, city councilors voted unanimously last week to add bike lanes along a portion of King Street in the Taylor Run and Rosemont neighborhoods. While [...]

John Adams Elementary closed Friday after stomach virus outbreak

John Adams Elementary closed Friday after stomach virus outbreak

By Erich Wagner (File photo) School officials are closing John Adams Elementary School Friday after more than 200 students and more than 30 staff contracted norovirus between Wednesday and Thursday. Norovirus is a highly contagious but [...]

Seva Cafe makes it official with Del Ray opening

Seva Cafe makes it official with Del Ray opening

By Kaitlyn Schallhorn (Courtesy photo) The staff at Seva Cafe has been serving busy Alexandrians for several months, but that didn’t stop Del Ray residents from officially welcoming the neighborhood’s latest addition this month. Co-owner Dan [...]

The right touch in a local spa

The right touch in a local spa

By Kaitlyn Schallhorn (Courtesy photo) Tatjana Misulic touts her spa as being “without frills” — and it’s an apt description. From the moment Theo, the larger man working as the massage therapist that day, walked through [...]

Fresh to the shopping scene

Fresh to the shopping scene

By Kaitlyn Schallhorn (Courtesy photo) Alexandria got a little more organic last month as The Fresh Market opened up its 12th store in the commonwealth. The market debuted with a “gourmet version of a ribbon-cutting ceremony” [...]