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

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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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Enjoy Your Meal Time At City Kitchen In Alexandria

City Kitchen is located in the west end of Alexandria at 330 S. Pickett Street. The restaurant brings a fresh interpretation to American cuisine and modern design. The décor of the restaurant reflects on the American industry with iron, concrete, wood, and steel. Pops of leather, bronze, and copper warm it up along with a 60″ fireplace. Continue reading “Enjoy Your Meal Time At City Kitchen In Alexandria”

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Restaurants In Alexandria Allowed To Sell Cocktails Via Deliveries And Take Aways

Cocktail lovers of Alexandria have a reason to rejoice as Gov. Ralph Northam announced a change in the alcohol beverage control laws last week. The change temporarily allows restaurants to sell mixed drinks via delivery or takeout orders during this period of social distancing. Over the past week, restaurants all over town are getting into the spirits with their, well, spirits. Here are a few can’t miss options for happy hour – at home. Continue reading “Restaurants In Alexandria Allowed To Sell Cocktails Via Deliveries And Take Aways”

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Redevelopment Of Affordable Housing In Alexandria

A call has been put out for developers by the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority to redevelop five affordable housing properties in the city, according to a Feb. 25 request for qualifications. The city aims to establish private partnerships to assist in its ongoing efforts to provide more, and better quality, affordable housing by issuing an RFQ. Developers would have to commit to the city’s one-for-one replacement of the site’s affordable housing in order to enter into the partnership, per a resolution that the council passed last year. Continue reading “Redevelopment Of Affordable Housing In Alexandria”

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