January 27, 2020

ALX in the News: Week of January 27th

In the News

Highlighting news featuring businesses in Alexandria and events around the City each week- whether you are starting a business in Alexandria, or are already part of our community, stay on top of local economic development interest items here!


EACH MONTH, CHECK OUT “GROWING IN ALEXANDRIA,” AN AEDP BLOG SERIES THAT FOCUSES ON BUSINESSES AROUND THE CITY.

Eisenhower Ave. is home to a growing network of unique and successful businesses. One of those is Prime Time Baseball, Northern Virginia’s premier youth baseball academy. We took some time to talk with John Skaggs, baseball coach, special education teacher, and Director of Player Development for Prime Time. Check it out today on the blog!


 

REAL ESTATE & DEVELOPMENT

  • More than 22,000 homes were sold in Northern Virginia in 2019 – WTOP
  • Alexandria office building to be converted to residential – Washington Business Journal
  • JBG Smith Sells Potomac Yard Apartments as it Whittles Down Legacy Holdings – CoStar
  • Amazon-inspired bill could allow N. Va. officials to force developers to strike agreements with unions – Washington Business Journal
  • Northern Virginia Passes D.C. In Apartment Demand As Area Rent Growth Continues – Bisnow
  • Former Ares, Apollo Exec Launches CRE Investment Firm, Buys 2 Apartment Buildings – Bisnow
  • Long-Expected ‘Amazon Effect’ Hits Northern Virginia Office, Residential Markets – Bisnow
  • Wharf developer pitches mixed-use for Arlandria shopping center near HQ2, Va. Tech campus – Washington Business Journal

ECONOMY & COMMUNITY

  • Eisenhower Roadway Improvements Face $2 Million Budget Gap – ALX Now
  • Familiar faces in new places forge economic development partnership – Inside NOVA
  • Plan would close portion of King Street in Old Town Alexandria to vehicle traffic – FOX5DC
  • King Street Pedestrian Zone Moves Forward – Alexandria Living Magazine

BUSINESS & RETAIL

  • Port City Snags Potential Impound Lot Away from City of Alexandria – ALX Now
  • Papyrus closing all stores in the next four to six weeks, files for bankruptcy protection – USA Today
  • Hyatt Centric Brand Expands in Virginia With Opening of Hyatt Centric Old Town Alexandria – Yahoo Finance
  • Hyatt Centric and French & Southern Open – Alexandria Living Magazine
  • Hyatt Centric, Along With New Restaurant, Opens in Old Town – ALX Now
  • Old Town Alexandria gets a new hotel on King Street – Washington Business Journal
  • Alexandria’s Pier 1 Stores Closing By March – ALX Now
  • Carlyle Diner to Open in January – ALX Now
  • Family Matters: How T.J. Fannon & Sons has navigated more than 130 years in business – Washington Business Journal
  • What’s New: Experiences, Restaurants, Retail Highlighted by Visit Alexandria – Alexandria Living Magazine
  • Fried Chicken And Beer Pop-Up Comes To Alexandria – Old Town Patch
  • Sushi Jin comes to Alexandria – WTOP