Tag: retail

Ten Thousand Villages celebrates 25th anniversary

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected]s.com Alexandria first fair trade retailer, Ten Thousand Villages, officially celebrated its 25th anniversary on Oct. 25, according to a news...

Sassy Boutique opens in Crilley Warehouse

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] When Sarah Bryen and Abigail Wolverton realized they’d been dating the same guy, neither could have imagined they’d be signing...

Council considers zoning issues, restaurant SUPs

By Arya Hodjat | [email protected] Alexandria City Council members discussed a number of issues related to zoning requirements, including the need for a comprehensive approach to...

J.McLaughlin to open in Old Town on Friday

J.McLaughlin's location in Old Town is opening on Friday, the brand announced this week. The sportswear retailer is opening at 1125 King St. in a...

Warby Parker to open in Old Town this week

Specialty glasses retailer Warby Parker is opening its Old Town location on Saturday.  The new location at 805 King St. popular retailer's second Virginia location...

Small Business Spotlight: Threadleaf owner moves from White House to retail

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] Nicole McGrew didn’t envision opening a boutique of her own when she left her job at the White House in January...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Experiential retail

Seventy of Alexandria’s savviest independent retailers collaborated last week on approaches to improve the visitor experience in the city. The Experiential Retail Summit was...

King Street Corridor initiative secures private funding

By Michaela Gleeson | [email protected] The King Street Corridor initiative, led by Visit Alexandria, is well underway with 80 percent of its $175,000 goal raised,...

Pauline “Pat” Shweky, beloved Robcyns owner, dies at 94

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] If Pauline “Pat” Shweky wasn’t working behind the counter of Robcyns, she was most likely crocheting an afghan for you...

Alexandria Economic Development Partnership expands pop-up program

The Alexandria Economic Development Partnership will expand its retail pop-up program, the city organization announced in a news release last week. AEDP is partnering with...