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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

Toppers Pizza at 3827 Mount Vernon Avenue is permanently closed (staff photo by James Cullum)

Alexandria said goodbye to a few businesses recently.

Toppers Pizza at 3827 Mount Vernon Avenue closed last month, five years after the Wisconsin-style pizza chain opened in Arlandria.

Loyal Companion in Old Town North will be closing by the end of the month, like the rest of the locations spread across the region.

The most-read stories this week were:

  1. 17-year-old arrested after fight at McDonald’s in the Bradlee Shopping Center
  2. Toppers Pizza closes ‘flagship’ location in Alexandria
  3. Alexandria City High School instructor performed with Coldplay on Saturday Night Live this weekend
  4. Notes: Bradlee Shopping Center businesses express frustration over safety concerns
  5. Notes: Potomac Yard’s Amazon Fresh fate uncertain with future locations ‘paused’
  6. Man arrested for allegedly stealing credit cards from Alexandria businesses
  7. After 70 crashes over the last decade, Alexandria begins the process of fixing two Duke Street intersections
  8. Transformative Samuel Madden redevelopment in Braddock area goes to Planning Commission tonight
  9. Alexandria man pleads guilty to murdering his brother last summer
  10. JUST IN: Loyal Companion in Old Town North to close by end of February

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