Tag: Business

Letter to the Editor: City’s top-down BID approach doesn’t work

As two of the many vocal opponents of the proposed Old Town business improvement district, we applaud the decision by City Manager Mark Jinks to...

What Asana Partners means for Old Town

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com When Charlotte, North Carolina-based Asana Partners closed on its first set of properties in December of last year, it became one of...

City’s Old Town BID decision met with mixed reactions

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com  More than a year after an exploratory committee began developing plans to create a business improvement district in Old Town, City...

My View: Task force looks to ‘right size’ city parking

By Nathan M. Macek Thank you for your recent coverage – “Where to park?” and “Can’t we ‘put up a parking lot?’” in the August...

Opinion: Old Town needs a BID

To the editor: Bittersweet Café closed last July after 33 years of daily operation. I made a necessary business decision, but I did so with a heavy heart. Foot...

Longtime Old Town retailer closes its doors for good

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com Frank Poland is deep in a conversation with a customer about tea at Old Town Coffee, Tea and Spice on a...

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...

New year brings diverse new businesses to Old Town

The new year has meant new shops and other businesses in Old Town for residents and tourists alike. Lulu Sage, an upscale salon and spa,...

From Idea to Encore: Behind the Scenes at the Birchmere

Arlandria club has grown into one of the city's musical landmarks.
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