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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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It’s here! The 2024 Alexandria Coffee Guide!

After being in production for the past two years, dealing with the tumultuous changes to the service industry following the COVID environment, and the bittersweet closings and openings of coffee shops, Joyful Tern Publishing has finally released the Alexandria Coffee Guide: 2024 Edition!

The guide best serves locals, transplants and tourists interested in coffee by giving them a curated set of Alexandria’s local shops, excluding such brand names like Starbucks, Dunkin’, Peets and the like. The guide is broken down into multiple regions (Old Town North/Del Ray, Crystal City, Old Town, Alexandria West End, and Eisenhower East) and catalogs the coffee shops within each region, as well as notable details about them and things to do in the surrounding area. The guide provides a concise glossary of coffee culture terms near the end, and a few articles about coffee concepts.

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Sometimes mold is easy to spot, but you don’t know how deep inside your walls it has spread. It can grow in sinks, cabinets, and other places you frequent every day. If you find mold, the question remains: Do I call a professional? Thistle Environmental, LLC believes in quality, comprehensive testing.

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Made in Alexandria Fall Makers’ Market

The Made in ALX Fall Makers’ Market at Port City Brewing Co. in Alexandria is set for Sunday, Sept. 24!

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2023 Alexandria Fall Festival

Food trucks, bounce houses, pony rides, magic shows and more at the 2023 Alexandria Fall Festival, an Alexandria Living event presented by The Patterson Group. Join us at River Farm on Sunday, Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


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