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Bowl America agrees to sale — “Shareholders of Bowl America Inc. voted Wednesday to approve its $44 million sale to Bowlero Corp., which in turn, plans to go public through its own marriage with a blank-check company that values the larger company at about $2.6 billion. Bowl America (NYSE: BWL-A), the Alexandria-based operator of 17 bowling centers in the Greater Washington, Baltimore, Richmond and Jacksonville, Florida, areas, said it expects its sale to close Monday.” [Washington Business Journal]

McAuliffe and DNC Chair visit Alexandria — “Great event this morning at Port City Brewing Company with Terry McAuliffe and DNC Chairman Jaime Harrison! It’s clear that if we want to see Virginia’s economy continue to rebound we need Democratic leadership to build on President Biden’s Build Back Better Plan.” [Facebook]

DASH launching new bus network, going fare-free Sept. 5 — “The network changes include the implementation of frequent, all-day service on major transit corridors across the city – in Old Town, Arlandria, Potomac Yard, Parkfairfax, the West End and the King Street corridor. These improvements mean buses will run every 15 minutes or less, throughout the day, seven days a week.” [Zebra]

Homegrown Restaurant Group honored by Beautification Commission — “CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of this year’s special Beautification Awards celebrating businesses that creatively embraced their outdoor environment during unprecedented times. These businesses represent the best of beautification by bringing the indoors outdoors in Alexandria during COVID-19. The combined presence of Tequila & Taco and Sweet Fire Donna’s has helped bring the Carlyle neighborhood to life this year.” [Facebook]

The Rainbow Rock Band is playing at the upcoming Sidewalk Sale — “We are SO EXCITED that Rainbow Rock Band will be back in Del Ray for a live outdoor show on Saturday at 10:30am outside the Mt. Vernon Rec Center… After a morning of fun, visit The Purple Goose and Bellies & Babies Consignment Boutique for back-to-school shopping at bargain prices — the Alexandria Sidewalk Sale in Del Ray takes place August 14-15!” [Facebook]

Today’s weather — “Partly cloudy skies (during the day). A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 97F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph… Partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered thunderstorms before midnight. Low 74F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.” [Weather.com]

New job: Entry level maintenance technician ($3,000 signing bonus) — “The Mechanic C is an entry level position with the Hertz Corporation and is the launching point for our maintenance team. In this role you will be performing preventative maintenance, with a focus on Oil and Tire Changes. Must be a quick learner, and have an assortment of tools, including oil filter wrenches, socket set, and a toolbox to keep them in.” [Indeed]

Recent Stories

It was another busy week in Alexandria. This week’s top stories focused on development projects all over the city, from Old Town North to Carlyle and in the West End….

All of Bishop Ireton High School skipped classes today for a good cause. More than 700 students, teachers and administrators participated in a cleanup of 30 sites in and around…

The Truist bank at 2809 Mount Vernon Avenue is temporarily closed today (Friday) after an alleged altercation with a former employee. A former employee who had been terminated allegedly told…

Just Listed in Alexandria

Just Listed includes a 6 BD/4.5 BA home with 10ft ceilings, a gas fireplace and a private balcony.

Il Porto Ristorante is thrilled to announce that a new executive chef has joined our team! Hailing from Sicily, Italy, Chef Giuseppe’s culinary journey began at home, where he was immersed in the rich aromas and flavors of homemade Italian cuisine from a young age. His culinary skills flourished further in Piedmont, Italy, where he had the privilege of learning from esteemed chefs renowned worldwide. Under their mentorship, he refined his craft and developed a unique culinary style that marries classic Italian traditions with contemporary flair. Now, Chef Giuseppe proudly brings his exceptional talents to Il Porto, infusing each dish with his distinct blend of tradition and innovation. Chef Giuseppe is introducing brand new dinner specials and entrees, so make a reservation to enjoy his culinary excellence, today!

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Pro Coro Alexandria – To the Sea

Join Pro Coro Alexandria, the chamber choir of the Alexandria Choral Society, this Saturday for our concert, “To the Sea.” Experience a variety of songs from beloved choral classics like “Shenandoah” and “What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor?”

Del Ray Kitchen Confidential Design Tour

Please join us for Del Ray Kitchen Confidential – a walking tour of recently renovated kitchens in Del Ray with the experts who make the magic happen! FA Design Build owner Rob Menefee and Design Consultant Melissa Fielding walk us

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