Tag: old town

Departmental Progressive Club celebrates 90 years

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] In the Alexandria of 1927, there were few places for African Americans to seek recreation and entertainment, according to Nelson E....

State environmental quality team presents RTN site findings to skeptical neighbors

By Denise Dunbar | [email protected] Representatives from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality met with a room full of concerned residents at city hall on...

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 | [email protected] When Charlotte, North Carolina-based Asana Partners closed on its first set of properties in December of last year, it became one of...

Bomb threat in Old Town given ‘all clear’

A bomb threat made against an office building on the 600 block of Prince Street on Sunday was given the "all clear," Alexandria police...

City’s Old Town BID decision met with mixed reactions

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected]  More than a year after an exploratory committee began developing plans to create a business improvement district in Old Town, City...

City drops bid for business improvement district

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] City Manager Mark Jinks announced Tuesday night during a city council legislative meeting that Alexandria is dropping its attempt to...

Let’s Eat: Adventure Awaits at Balducci’s

Alexandria residents craving a culinary adventure shouldn’t look further than Balducci’s Food Lover’s Market at 600 Franklin St. Just inside the doors awaits expertly crafted,...

Help for Houston: Alexandrians pitch in to help victims of Hurricane...

By Denise Dunbar and Alexa Epitropoulos In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, more than 1,100 members of the federal National Disaster Medical System were deployed...

Our View: City council wish list

Labor Day marks the beginning of a new year for many. The end of summer in reality, if not by calendar, is the traditional starting...