Tag: Business

Our View: Assessing Alexandria’s local election

Nationwide the vaunted blue wave was real, and though not the tsunami predicted at one point, in Alexandria it helped lift the full Democratic...

Tourism spending increases in Alexandria year-over-year

Tourism spending increased by just under 5 percent year-over-year to $826 million, Visit Alexandria announced at its annual meeting on Monday night.  The figure represents...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Benefits of pop-up retail

By Bill Reagan You no doubt are hearing more about pop-ups, and for good reason. It’s a trend that isn’t new but is really catching on...

Del Ray business owner Willie Mae Mitchell dies at 83

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com Willie Mae Mitchell spent five decades as a Del Ray resident and almost three as a business owner on the neighborhood’s...

Agenda:Alexandria reflects on 20 years of debate

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com Agenda:Alexandria, which celebrated its 20th anniversary on June 10, started with a particularly contentious election season and a Rolodex. Former City...

Don Simpson Sr. dies at 87

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Donald F. Simpson Sr., prominent city businessman and benefactor, died on May 14. He was 87. Simpson is known throughout the...

Letter to the Editor: Jack Taylor responds to articles

To the editor: I’m compelled to write in response to two recent articles about contributions to Alexandria’s mayoral candidates. The first was a letter written...

Letter to the Editor: Needed: councilors who can make, not just...

To the editor: What our current city council did by making the meals tax the highest in the region was make Alexandria marginally more costly...

Restaurant Eve to close next month, owners announce

Restaurant Eve in Old Town will close in three weeks, the restaurant's owners announced on its website. Eve will serve guests for the last time...

Updated: Amidst opposition, council approves meals tax increase

City council increased the restaurant meals tax from four to five percent at its public hearing Saturday. Council approved the increase, which will go toward...
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