Morning Notes

Hops Closes in Potomac Yard — “Potomac Yard microbrewery Hops Grill and Brewery officially closed its doors for good on Sunday, according to a news release. The brewery’s remaining assets went up for auction to the general public through a partnership with Auction Nation.” [Alexandria Times]

Water Main Break on Duke Street — “There is a water main break that occurred this morning (January 2, 2020) on Duke Street between Quaker Lane and Sweeley Street in the Taylor Run area of Alexandria.” [Port City Wire, Twitter]

Arcade and Laser Tag Venue Opening Next Week — “Doyle’s Outpost gave some Alexandrians a preview on New Year’s Eve, and an official grand opening is now set for Jan. 10. Doyle’s Outpost is located next to Planet Fitness in the Seminary Plaza Shopping Center. The space was occupied by AMF Seminary Lanes bowling alley, which closed in 2005.” [Alexandria Living]

New ACPS Chef Profiled by WaPo — “Updated employee nomenclature — maybe “kitchen manager,” Ruffin suggested, or “cafeteria chef” — is the least of many changes he’s planning for the Alexandria City school system, which serves about 16,000 students in Northern Virginia. Other goals include securing more ingredients from local farmers, diversifying the menu and reducing kitchen waste.” [Washington Post]

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