ALX in the News: Week of June 10th

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!

Congrats, Northern Virginia Magazine Best of NoVA 2019 Winners!

We are very excited to see so many Alexandria small businesses on this year’s Northern Virginia Magazine “Best of NoVA 2019” Lists! While there are some great national and regional stores that we’re proud to have in Alexandria, we are especially happy to recognize:

Winner: Fashion Blogger- Old Town’s beauty blogger Dani Sauter, Blonde in the District
Editor’s Pick: Affordable Accessories- She’s Unique
Winner: Fine Jewelry- Alexandria & Company
Runner-Up: Vintage Home Finds & Antiques- Acme Mid-Century + Modern
Editor’s Pick: Consignment Shops: Kids- Bellies & Babies Consignment Boutique
Runner-Up: Children’s Clothing- Pink & Brown Boutique
Runner-Up: Shoe Repair- Old Town Shoe & Luggage Repair
Winner: Cycling Studio- Ascend Cycle
Runner-Up: Food Truck- Meggrolls
Runner-Up: Fries- Streets Kitchen & Bar
Winner: First Feasts: Breakfast- Stomping Ground
Editor’s Pick: Waterfront Park- Alexandria Waterfront Park (Visit Alexandria VA)
Runner-Up: Art Gallery- Torpedo Factory Art Center
Runner-Up: Live Music Venue- The Birchmere
Winner: Karaoke- Rock It Grill






  • Virginia Tech’s governing board approves $1.66 billion budget – Roanoke Times
  • Weekend Guide To Alexandria, Virginia – CBS DC
  • Alexandria issues Metro shutdown progress report, surveys commuters – WTOP
  • Council Considers Zoning Issues – Alexandria Times [Page 1]
  • Alexandria Among Most Educated Midsize U.S. Cities: Report – Del Ray Patch
  • On the water taxi, a different kind of Metro shutdown – Washington Post Express



  • Scott Shaw of Alexandria Restaurant Partners Wants to Open a Food Hall in Carlyle – The Zebra
  • Alexandria’s New Oyster Bar Uses an Old Dry Cleaning Conveyor to Hold 120 Whiskeys – DC Eater
  • New Yoga Studio to Open Near Potomac Yard – Alexandria Living Magazine
  • Meg Biram starts artistic journey in Alexandria – Northern Virginia Magazine
  • Lost Boy Cider Opens in Alexandria This Weekend With Lots of Taps—and Cider Slushees – Washingtonian