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

Lost Boy Cider finds a home in Alexandria

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Lost Boy Cider began when a commercial banker decided to uproot his life and start brewing booze. It was 2015 when...

Chop Shop Taco opens in former auto shop

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Since opening Wednesday after nearly two years of anticipation, Chop Shop Taco is quickly on its way to becoming Parker-Gray’s...

Del Ray couple opens floral design business

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Husband-and-wife duo Mark and Amy Eggers grew a small business out of their mutual love for plants and their long...

Gourmet toast and smoothie bar Toastique to open Monday

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Avanti Holdings Group’s latest venture, a healthy, fast-casual restaurant called Toastique, is opening at 1605 King St. on Monday. The gourmet...

Alexandria businesses put the “community” in “business community”

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Thousands of residents donate to local nonprofits both during ACT for Alexandria’s Spring2ACTion – for which early giving is already...

Council defers vote on live poultry butcher shop

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com City council deferred a decision on whether to approve a live poultry butcher shop on Colvin Street to its next...