Opinion: 130 businesses oppose BID

Opinion: 130 businesses oppose BID

 To the editor:

We, the undersigned businesses and property owners, do not support the business improvement district as it is proposed and urge the city council to oppose it. Old Town Alexandria is a brand that other jurisdictions want to emulate because of its history and unique businesses. There has not been enough time for the affected community to truly study the BID. There also hasn’t been enough effort to gather the viewpoints of all the affected businesses and property owners. We urge the city council to oppose the BID ordinance during consideration on Saturday.

3 Sisters


A Center for Relationships

Alexandria Counseling Center 

Alexandria Cupcake

Alexandria Myotherapy, Inc.

Altura Wine & Gourmet

Always Sunny Nails & Spa

An American In Paris

Art Studio 101

Art Underfoot

Arzum Barber Shop

Azar Salon

Barre3 Old Town

BC Partnership

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

PenFed Realty

Bilbo Baggins Restaurant


Blüprint Chocolatiers

Brahm & Powell Opticians

Bread & Chocolate

Buchanan & Kiguel

Cameron Executive Suites

Caphe Banh Mi

Casayork Property Management, LLC

Cavalier Antiques

CBP8 Partnership

Charles R. Hooff Inc.

Chatree Antiques


City Kitchen

Taverna Cretekou


Diva Designer Consignment

Eamonn’s A Dublin Chipper / PX

ETM3 Partnership

Faccia Luna

Fontaine Caffe & Creperie

Gallery Lafayette

Gary’s Valet

G for Hair

Glynn Jones Salon

GMD Solutions, Inc.

Gourmet Center & Delicatessen



Helen Olivia Flowers

Henry Street Antiques

Home on Cameron

Hummingbird Bar & Kitchen

Ian Lowrie

Il Porto

Indus Imports

Irish Walk

Izalia Laser Aesthetic Spa

John Crouch, Tobacconist

  1. Aubrey Flowers

Kingdom Dry Cleaners & Alterations

King Street Blues

King Street Cafe

La Bergerie

La Fromagerie Cheese and Wine Bistro

Lake Tana Ethiopian Hand Craft Shop

The Lamplighter


Lawrence D. Miller & Co.

L.E. Peabody & Associates, Inc.

The Light Horse Restaurant

Local Colour Old Town

Lotus Bloom

The Lucky Knot

lululemon Old Town

MacLeod Title & Escrow Co., Inc.

Marcela’s Yoga Boutique

Market Square Shop

Mark R. Yoo Architect PLLC

Mary C. Ray LCSW, ACSW, SEP-

Ray Consulting

Monday’s Child

Museum Framing

Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster Barbecue


National Council for Adoption

Nearman Financial Consulting

Nickell’s & Scheffler

Old Town Barber

Old Town Deli

Old Town Nails & Spa

Old Town Shoe & Luggage Repair


OTV, Inc.

Patrick’s Home & Fine Linens

Pazazz Hair Salon


Pines of Florence

Principle Gallery

Project SAFE: Strategies Aimed at

Family Empowerment

Ramparts Tavern

Raul’s Menswear

Red Mei

Redmon, Peyton, & Braswell, LLP

Restaurant Eve

Richard A. Dezio, Esq.,

Richard A. Dezio, P.C.

Rob Cannon Photo

Rock It Grill

Royal Nail

Sacred Circle

Salon Amarti

Sand & Steel Fitness


Shooter McGee’s

Silver Parrot

Society Fair

Solage Hair Salon

Southside 815

Studio 101


Targeted Creative Communications

The Antique Guild

The Glass Stache

The Pita House

The Physical Therapy Zone

The UPS Store

Tiny Dancers LLC

TJ Stone

TOP Services


Uptowner Café

Van Bommel Antiek Haus

Van Hair Stylists

Vaso’s Restaurant

Vintage Mirage

Wayne Fisher’s American Design

Your Life Energy Holistic Center

Property Owners:

1020 Duke Street, LLC, 1020 Duke Street

604 King Street, Inc., 604 King Street

a la Lucia

Alex and Andrea Plotis, 213 King Street

Art Nalls, 924 King Street

Barton’s Royal Street Properties, LLC, 115-117 S. Royal Street

Bourse, LLC, 808 King Street

Boyd Walker, 818-820 King St, 1307 King St, and 200 Commerce Street

Chuck Johnson, 225 N. Washington Street

Craig Miller, 409 South Washington Street

Crilley Warehouse, LP, 218 N. Lee Street

Dan Hazelwood, 106 S. Columbus Street

Douglas Dear and Paul Aanonsen, 110 South Pitt LLC

DW Associates

Elinor Coleman, 117 S. Columbus Street

Elizabeth Mason, 111 S. Columbus Street

FHL Investment, LLC, 1609 King Street

Frank Fannon, 1101 Duke St., 220 S. Henry Street

Garbis Muradian 117 South Henry

HK Alexandria Investment, LLC, 720 King Street

Kamil Property Management, LLC, 631 King Street/105-109 N. Washington Street

King Alex, LLC, 710 King Street

Leexandria, LLC, 218 N. Lee Street

Lisa Brock, 403 South Washington Street

Lisa Capobianco, 100 Ross Alley

Lynn Turner, 316 Commerce Street

Mary and Robert Ray, 400 Prince Street

Mary Potier, 1314 King Street

Mel & Oud, LC, 1104 King Street

Michael Armellino 206, 208 and 210 Queen Street

Old Town Crilley, LLC, 218 N. Lee Street

Raul Viteri, 100, 101 and 1017 King Street

Robert & Amanda Lasker, 325 Cameron St., 1321-25 King St., and 1607 King Street

Robert & Donna Rathe, 621 S. Washington Street

Robert King, 206/208 King Street

Rodrigo Restkepo 822 King Street & 824 King Street

Ronald & Gwendolyn Carlberg, 413 N. Washington Street

Steve Nearman, 1005 Cameron Street

Tarek Moukalled, 717-719 King Street

Tim Shaheen & Lawrence Miller, 121 S. Royal Street

Vicki Warren, 121 and 125 S. Union Street

Wellington & Janet Goddin 1125-31 King Street and 107 N Fayette St

Woldulig Washington, LLC, 309 S. Washington Street