Tag: retail

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

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com 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 | mgleeson@alextimes.com 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 | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com 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...

Nancy Pollard reflects on La Cuisine’s legacy

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com Nancy Purves Pollard was in Europe when she realized the importance of a good home-cooked meal. Pollard, a foreign exchange student in a...

Longtime Old Town retailer La Cuisine to close

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com La Cuisine, an Old Town institution that's considered one of the longest-running independent kitchen stores in the region, announced on...

Holiday Gift Guide: Uniquely Alexandria gifts

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com ‘Tis the season to shop locally and not be one of “those” shoppers who only patronize online retailers.  Though we’re not...

Wegmans to open store at Hoffman Town Center

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com Wegmans Food Markets plans to open an 84,000-square-foot grocery store in the Hoffman Town Center in Alexandria’s Carlyle neighborhood, project...

Our View: Divergent realities on parking in Alexandria

It’s difficult to recall an issue with a bigger discrepancy between the views of residents and city officials than that of parking in Alexandria. Residents...
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