Tag: Small business

Alexandria faces unemployment spike

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] “It was kind of a shock,” Darline Buchanan, who works at a local fitness center, said of the moment she...

Even essential businesses struggle during the pandemic

By Margo Wagner For more than 10 years, the Greener Cleaner has operated out of a two-story brick building on a busy block of Mount...

Alexandria receives $13.9 million in CARES funding

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] City council unanimously approved plans for residential rental assistance, food security and small business assistance with money the city received...

SBA offers federal disaster loans to local small businesses

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Alexandria small businesses that are suffering from the coronavirus outbreak could be eligible for federal economic injury disaster loans. The U.S....

Three Del Ray restaurants close within three months

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Three restaurants along Mount Vernon Avenue, the main business strip in Del Ray, recently closed. Catch on the Ave., a seafood...

Your Views: SBA programs help small businesses

To the editor: I was happy to see that Congress increased funding to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s entrepreneurial development programs by more than $21...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Seek advice and ask questions

One of the common characteristics of highly successful business owners is their tendency to ask really good questions – and lots of them. Even...

Mount Purrnon, Alexandria’s first cat café, pounces into Old Town

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] A dozen or so new tenants are coming to 109 S. Alfred St. this spring, and they’re ready to cuddle. Mount...

Studio Antiques & Fine Art to close after nearly 40 years

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Studio Antiques & Fine Art, an antique store located at 524 N. Washington St., will close at the end of...

Interior design team opens home boutique Goldfinch

By Heather Hartzell | [email protected] Goldfinch, a new home and lifestyle boutique, opened at 806 N. Fairfax St. in March. The store is a product of...