Real Estate & Rental Information About the Olympus & West End Alexandria

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Goodies Frozen Custard And Treats Opens In Historic Ice House

Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats, a food truck on select days and special events, has opened its brick-and-mortar location at the Ice House in Alexandria. Owner Brandon Byrd has been serving up a Wisconsin-style frozen custard out of a vintage van since 2012. He later secured the Ice House location at 200 Commerce Street, a historic location that had been vacant for 20 years.
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Alexandria Restaurants Provide Space For Vaccination Sites

More than 1,000 restaurant and small business employees have filed through the doors of the old Fireflies restaurant over the past few weeks with the same purpose: receiving COVID-19 vaccinations. The location’s current vacancy made this the perfect site to administer such a large number of shots, Bill Blackburn, restaurateur and co-owner of Homegrown Restaurant Group, said. Continue reading "Alexandria Restaurants Provide Space For Vaccination Sites"
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Le Petit Grump To Open In Alexandria

Soon, Del Ray residents and visitors will be able to follow their noses to a new place for flaky croissants and more: Le Petit Grump. The cottage bakery is starting small – really small, in fact. Owner Mel Gumina’s 437-square-foot home in Del Ray is the place where the magic has been happening for months as Gumina perfects her pastries in anticipation of a springtime opening. Continue reading "Le Petit Grump To Open In Alexandria"
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New African American Heritage Trail Launched By The City Of Alexandria

The City of Alexandria released a new virtual history tour that details the significance of African Americans in the city earlier this month. The self-guided tour along the waterfront highlights the history of Alexandria’s Black residents and neighborhoods from the city’s founding in 1749 through the 20th century. Continue reading "New African American Heritage Trail Launched By The City Of Alexandria"
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Start Your Day At Café du Soleil

Café du Soleil is a mall independent, veteran, and family-owned coffee shop in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. Cafe du Soleil began as an aspiration to the source, produce and share distinctive, quality-focused coffees and gourmet food. Soleil means sun in French and It strives to be a bright spot in every customer's day. They offer coffee, tea, pastries, crepes, sandwiches, salads, and more. Continue reading "Start Your Day At Café du Soleil"
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30,000 Meals Distributed Weekly By Alexandria City Public Schools During Coronavirus

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:30 a.m., five yellow school buses and two vans line up outside door 34 at T.C. Williams for meal deliveries to Alexandria children. Volunteer Robbie Schaefer joins a group organized in a human chain efficiently passing the food boxes down the hallway and into the school bus. In real life he says he is a performing musician and songwriter. In five minutes the school bus is loaded and replaced by the next. Continue reading "30,000 Meals Distributed Weekly By Alexandria City Public Schools During Coronavirus"

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