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The City of Alexandria Pipes and Drums marches in the 50th annual Scottish Christmas Walk Parade in Old Town, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. (staff photo by James Cullum)

There are big changes afoot around Alexandria in the week ahead of the city’s big Scottish Christmas Walk.

Alexandria Restaurant Partners is expanding into a new King Street location. Meanwhile, a local favorite bike shop in Old Town North is closing tomorrow.

Behind the scenes, there are also some improvements on the way to city infrastructure. A new zoning change could help make better use of transit funding set aside by new development, and some flood improvements are underway in Del Ray.

  1. Here’s your guide to Alexandria’s Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend
  2. 100 King Street sold for $8.6 million to Alexandria Restaurant Partners
  3. Full replacement recommended for 120-year-old King Street rail bridge
  4. After 35 years of administrative chaos, Alexandria zoning change could make developers pay for transit
  5. Undercover Alexandria Police detective assists in nabbing Baltimore pimp
  6. Maryland man arrested after allegedly robbing and assaulting woman in Landmark area
  7. Director of T&ES: There’s ‘no intent’ to use eminent domain for Duke Street changes
  8. Alexandria first in region to start testing new electric trash trucks
  9. Alexandria City Public Schools is prepping a collective bargaining proposal
  10. Owners hope to convert office buildings in the heart of Old Town to new residential units

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Time flies when you’re having fun! The T.C. Williams High School Class of 1973 will hold its 50th reunion July 21-23, 2023 in Alexandria. All graduates and their adult nears and dears are welcome. Events include a Friday evening icebreaker, Saturday dinner dance, and a Sunday brunch. For more information:, 770.789.3534.

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