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Belle View’s Pampered Pet Boutique and Barkery is more than just a pet store — “If you have been to Belle View Shopping Center lately you may have noticed a new tenant at 1612 Belle View Blvd. Karencita Echeverri quietly opened Pampered Pet Boutique and Barkery in October 2021 and held a grand opening celebration and ribbon-cutting in December.” [Alexandria Living Magazine]

Landmark Mall developer Foulger-Pratt gives site a new name — “The real estate and development firm Foulger-Pratt announced today that they have renamed the Landmark Mall site. It is now called West End Alexandria.” [Zebra]

Virginia Republicans push to freeze minimum wage increases — “The Virginia House of Delegates passed a Republican bill on Tuesday that would freeze the state’s minimum wage at $11 an hour and overturn scheduled incremental raises that would bring the floor to $15 in 2026.” [Washington Post]

Carlyle House tour highlights French and Indian War history in Alexandria — ” Visitors to the Carlyle House will experience Braddock’s visit and the French and Indian War firsthand through costumed interpreters.” [Alexandria Living Magazine]

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A 13-year-old boy was robbed by a group of males in the 4600 block of Kenmore Avenue on May 12 (Thursday). The incident occurred at around 4 p.m. near the…

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