Post Content

West End Business Association Celebrates 15th Birthday

The West End Business Association (WEBA) just celebrated 15 years of promoting businesses across Alexandria’s increasingly developed West End.

The organization was founded in 2005. Wendy Albert, owner of Tempo Restaurant (4231 Duke Street) and former president of WEBA, hosted the birthday celebration at her restaurant.

Tempo Restaurant is, in some ways, an example of the kind of adaptability necessary to open a business in the West End. Albert told guests that the restaurant was once an old gas station the owners renovated — trading car bays for dining tables.

Adapting former industrial sites to retail or restaurant use is a skill likely to come in handy as Alexandria pushes for more of the West End’s industrial zones to become commercial. Virginia Paving was told earlier this year that it had seven years to clear out and — reading the writing on the wall — Vulcan Materials’ plans to redevelop its Alexandria site as mixed-use with a hotel are scheduled to go to the city for approval early next year.

The organization is designed to help local businesses coordinate with other business owners and city leaders, hosting networking events and luncheons throughout the year.

In addition to WEBA members, city councilmembers John Chapman and Del Pepper and former Mayor Allison Silberberg were in attendance, the group said in a Facebook post.

Photo via West End Business Association/Facebook

Recent Stories

This past week saw 31 homes sold in Alexandria. The least expensive condo, single-family home or townhouse sale over the past seven days was $172,500 while the most expensive was…

The base of the Appomattox statue has resurfaced atop Confederate graves in Alexandria. More than two years ago, the Appomattox statue was removed from Old Town by the United Daughters…

Alexandria City High School (ACHS) was evacuated in response to a bomb threat earlier today, the second day in a row that bomb threats have forced a school evacuation. The…

(Updated 4 p.m) Alexandria and several other localities have released an executive summary for a Regional Fair Housing Plan that not only provides some goals for housing but comes with…

Hi, my name is Moneim Z., and I am a blind male with chronic kidney disease, who needs a living kidney donor for a transplant. My blood type is B+, and I can accept a kidney from individuals who have blood types B and O.

To read my story, please see the attached letter.

To contact me directly, please email me at [email protected] or call at 571-428-5065. My living donor coordinator at INOVA Hospital, Amileen Cruz can be reached at (703) 776-8370 , or via email at [email protected]

Thank you!

Read More

Submit your own Community Post here.

×

Subscribe to our mailing list