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D.C. Beer Scene is Growing

It’s no secret that breweries have taken off in the DC area in the past couple of years. With the metropolitan area vastly expanding and most recently being called the “#1 Destination in 2015,” by Lonely Planet, beer tours are the new wine tastings. A new company called, D.C. Beer Tours, is offering coordinated brewery […]

There’s a New Look in Old Town…in 2015

Alexandria’s recent designs for its Robinson Terminal project have been put on hold for being “too trendy.” According to the Board of Architectural Review, the designs for the nine multi-family, mixed-use buildings are “generic or trendy magazine-inspired designs.” Once the plans are confirmed, the project will be sent to City Council for building to begin in […]

Good News / Bad News

With a new jobs report released last month, it’s no secret that the economy is still drastically recovering from its 2008 downfall. Overall, locally the economy in Alexandria continues to grow as new job opportunities open up in light of office expansion and the relaunch 0f Springfield Mall. Though, throughout the Washington DC area, it […]

AEDP’S Mid Year Report

For the full report click here: Alexandria: The State of the Market

OTBD First Annual Fashion Show

The runway was set and the models were decked out last night for the Old Town Boutique District’s First Annual Fashion Walk. Held at Sara Campbell, local women modeled the latest Fall fashions from Hysteria, The Shoe Hive, and of course, Sara Campbell. Many loyal shoppers showed up in support of this fashionable event which […]

Meals on Wheels

We have long been supporters of Senior Services of Alexandria’s Meals on Wheels program. Just about 365 days a year, their dedicated staff delivers hot and cold meals to those in need around the community. With so many hungry Alexandria  residents, this service is an outstanding way to give back, and it takes little time […]

Business Philanthropy Summit 2014

The 16th annual Business Philanthropy Summit will be hosted by Volunteer Alexandria on May 7th.  This breakfast event will be emceed by Carly Fiorina, Good360 and Rebecca Cooper, ABC7/ WJLA-TV & News Channel 8. Toasting local and nonprofit business leaders for their services, this event will bring business and nonprofit leaders together to discuss community needs, celebrate local corporate […]

How Design Lab is Changing the Workspace

If you think of the typical office, you might envision cubicles, bookshelves, and a drip coffee pot where employees congregate. Today, with an abundance of young entrepreneurs and tech start-ups, the workplace is drastically shifting to fit the needs of its former 9-5 workers who have increasingly become connected 24-7. Vornado’s DesignLab opened this year […]

Boutiques Give Back

Who doesn’t love shopping for a good cause? Join the Boutique District for their annual Boutiques Give Back event which will be held Wednesday, April 9th, and lend a dollar or two to your favorite school or charity. To see the full list of participating boutiques, visit Old Town Boutique District, and learn how you can put […]

Toast To Fashion 2014

Once a year Junior Friends and The Campagna Center toast to Spring by inviting local boutiques, retailers, and shoppers to spend for a great cause. Guests sipped and shopped while viewing a fashion show that featured the latest spring trends from the boutiques. 100% of the proceeds go directly to The Campagna Center, towards the programs they […]