One of the longest-running seasonal summer shopping events returns to the D.C. region’s Shop Small destination for independent boutiques, Alexandria, Virginia, with the annual Alexandria Summer Sidewalk Sale happening Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 14 and 15, 2021, throughout Old Town and Del Ray. The event features record participation with more than 70 Alexandria boutiques stepping out of their storefronts and offering deeply discounted summer merchandise plus activations on King Street and in Del Ray, social media giveaways, free parking at four garages in Old Town, and more. Continue reading "12th Annual Alexandria Summer Sidewalk Sale To Be held In Alexandria"
A soft-opening date has not yet been announced, though Emmy Squared promises the Old Town location is “Coming soon (very soon!).” Continue reading "Emmy Squared Pizza Moves In To King Street Digs"
Mount Vernon flea market and arts and crafts bazaar will be held on Saturday, May 15 from8:00 to 1:00 pm at 8717 Ft. Hunt Rd., Alexandria. Continue reading "Visit Mount Vernon Flea And Artisan Market"
Prolific Alexandria, Virginia, restaurant owner Alexandria Restaurant Partners has opened its newest restaurant in Old Town, called Barca Pier & Wine Bar. The open-air restaurant is directly on the Potomac River, on a former shipping pier, and was constructed from industrial freight containers. It has seating for 120 outside and 65 in the wine bar. It sits in the redeveloped Robinson’s Landing in Old Town, next to Ada’s on the River, a restaurant serving wood-fired steaks and fresh seafood, which Alexandria Restaurant Partners opened earlier this year. Continue reading "Old Town waterfront To Welcome Barca Pier & Wine Bar"
The Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve the application for the redevelopment of the Heritage at Old Town apartments during the Feb. 2 Planning Commission meeting. Continue reading "Heritage Approved By Planning Commission"
Stomping Ground Restaurant, in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia, is opening a new restaurant and food market in Old Town Alexandria as part of a $5 million building renovation. The Atrium Building, located at 277 S. Washington St., is undergoing a top-to-bottom renovation, and Stomping Ground will be among new tenants with Mae’s Market & Cafe, an all-day food market, and Virginia’s Darling Restaurant. Continue reading "New Restaurant By Stomping Ground To Open In Alexandria"
Members of American Legion Post 24 gathered Nov. 11 to mark Veterans Day and celebrate the completion of the 100 Miles for Hope challenge, a virtual 100-mile walk/run/ride that began Aug. 3 and ran through Veterans Day. Continue reading "100 Miles For Hope Challenge Completed"
Alexandria, Virginia’s Black history experience is engaging visitors with seven new trails and tours across the city. It offers from a waterfront heritage trail to a tour telling stories of the Underground Railroad. Continue reading "New Black History Tours And Trails Offered By Alexandria This Fall"
According to a news release, Sermin Ciddi will receive a visual artist relief grant from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. She is an Alexandria-based artist who operates out of the Torpedo Factory. Continue reading "Torpedo Factory Artist To Receive Virginia Visual Artist Relief Grant"
Sara Hart, studio director at the Metropolitan School of the Arts, says that they are hosting three summer camp programs via Zoom. The dance school holds six weeks of classes. The classes range from ballet to commercial dance to theater. Two of the programs targeted toward recreational dancers have themes, including Harry Potter and “High School Musical.” Continue reading "Metropolitan School of the Arts Hosts Virtual Summer Camp"