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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

The Squirrel Nut Zippers perform at The Birchmere (Staff Photo by Jay Westcott)

It was a big week for local businesses.

The Birchmere has brought some big names to bat for their new electric sign, like frequent guests Chris Issak, Rick Springfield and John Waters.

Popular biscuit restaurant Stomping Ground in Del Ray also announced that it will be closing next month, citing difficulty recovering from the pandemic.

The most-read stories this week were:

  1. Arlington attorney arrested for allegedly stealing credit cards from Alexandria office building
  2. Large residential overhaul in Old Town clears bureaucratic hurdle
  3. JUST IN: Alexandria City High School teacher confiscates handgun from a student
  4. Popular steak and seafood restaurant in Old Town could get an outdoor seating boost
  5. Notes: Stomping Ground in Del Ray to close next month
  6. Full redevelopment of Old Town North block heading to Planning Commission
  7. Grammy winners and other stars send in letters supporting The Birchmere’s new electric sign
  8. Driver crashes into police cruiser and charged with DUI in Old Town
  9. Massive housing reform process for Alexandria kicks off this month
  10. Notes: Wall Street Journal piece targets ‘Save Del Ray’ controversy

Recent Stories

It was another busy week in Alexandria. This week’s top stories focused on development projects all over the city, from Old Town North to Carlyle and in the West End….

All of Bishop Ireton High School skipped classes today for a good cause. More than 700 students, teachers and administrators participated in a cleanup of 30 sites in and around…

The Truist bank at 2809 Mount Vernon Avenue is temporarily closed today (Friday) after an alleged altercation with a former employee. A former employee who had been terminated allegedly told…

Just Listed in Alexandria

Just Listed includes a 6 BD/4.5 BA home with 10ft ceilings, a gas fireplace and a private balcony.

Il Porto Ristorante is thrilled to announce that a new executive chef has joined our team! Hailing from Sicily, Italy, Chef Giuseppe’s culinary journey began at home, where he was immersed in the rich aromas and flavors of homemade Italian cuisine from a young age. His culinary skills flourished further in Piedmont, Italy, where he had the privilege of learning from esteemed chefs renowned worldwide. Under their mentorship, he refined his craft and developed a unique culinary style that marries classic Italian traditions with contemporary flair. Now, Chef Giuseppe proudly brings his exceptional talents to Il Porto, infusing each dish with his distinct blend of tradition and innovation. Chef Giuseppe is introducing brand new dinner specials and entrees, so make a reservation to enjoy his culinary excellence, today!

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Pro Coro Alexandria – To the Sea

Join Pro Coro Alexandria, the chamber choir of the Alexandria Choral Society, this Saturday for our concert, “To the Sea.” Experience a variety of songs from beloved choral classics like “Shenandoah” and “What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor?”

Del Ray Kitchen Confidential Design Tour

Please join us for Del Ray Kitchen Confidential – a walking tour of recently renovated kitchens in Del Ray with the experts who make the magic happen! FA Design Build owner Rob Menefee and Design Consultant Melissa Fielding walk us


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