News and trends in Alexandria’s business and development community.

Clash over proposed business improvement district heats up

By James Cullum | jcullum@alextimes.com Arguments surrounding a proposed Business Improvement District for Old Town have grown heated within Alexandria’s business community, leading to shouting matches...

Contractor runs afoul of Prince Street protections

By James Cullum (Photo/Marty Devine) The historic cobblestones along Alexandria’s 100 block of Prince Street received an unwelcome visitor on March 20. Traffic impeded a...

Edens project breaks ground in North Old Town

By James Cullum (Courtesy photo) The 50,000 square-foot Edens redevelopment of the old Giant Food property in North Old Town broke ground earlier this month,...

City vape shops wary of new federal regulations

By James Cullum (Courtesy photo) Alexandria’s retailers and manufacturers in the growing e-cigarette industry are concerned that recently approved federal regulations will have negative effects...

Businesses compete in a crowded Old Town

By James Cullum (Photo/James Cullum) Adriana Penachio-Sifakis never thought running a small cafe would cost so much time and money. Her shop, The Italian Place...

Business leaders unveil Old Town BID proposal

By James Cullum (File photo) After years of discussion and months of development, a plan for an Old Town Business Improvement District has been drafted,...
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