Morning Notes

Indoor dog park and bar opening in Alexandria’s West End — “Snouts & Stouts will offer a 6,000 sq. ft. indoor dog park, dog daycare, and drinks and snacks for humans.” [Alexandria Living Magazine]

Gingerbread house decorating event raises nearly $6K for Carpenters Shelter — “On Wednesday, Dec. 8, the 4th annual Gingerbread Decorating Event, sponsored by Visit Alexandria and Federal Conference, raised almost $6,000 for Carpenters Shelter, the local nonprofit that supports homeless and transitioning families and individuals.” [Alexandria Times]

Salon Meraki holds ribbon cutting for expansion in Old Town — “A Vietnamese immigrant who opened her first nail salon in 2017 is reopening the expanded Salon Meraki location on Tuesday, Dec. 14.” [Patch]