Good Wednesday morning, Alexandria!
☔ Today’s weather: Isolated tstorms late. Overcast. Pleasantly warm. High of 83 and low of 60.
☔ Tomorrow: Isolated tstorms late. Overcast. Pleasantly warm. High of 84 and low of 56. Sunrise at 6:45 am and sunset at 7:35 pm.
🚨 You need to know
Franconia-Springfield is getting a new Inova hospital to fill in the gap after Inova Alexandria Hospital is torn down.
Alexandria Living Magazine reported that the state of Virginia approved a certificate of community need for a hospital next to the existing Franconia-Springfield HealthPlex at (6355 Walker Lane).
The Franconia-Springfield hospital will include 110 beds spread across two towers, an expanded emergency room, offices and more.
Construction on the project is slated to begin in 2024 and be completed by 2028.
The new hospital will serve as a replacement for Inova Alexandria Hospital, obviously alongside the new Inova Hospital at the former Landmark Mall site. The new hospital there will boast 565,000 square-foot hospital center, a 111,000-square-foot cancer center, and a 83,000-square-foot specialty care center.
📈 Tuesday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Apr 4, 2023.
- No arrest after shots fired outside West End 7-Eleven (985 views)
- JUST IN: Alexandria’s Yellow Line reopening early next month (870 views)
- Southern Living Magazine ranks Old Town Farmers Market one of the best in the South (327 views)
- Notes: Patent and Trademark Office hosting ‘Night of Science’ this month for local students (151 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
- Find a Satisfying Meal in Foxchase in the West End of Alexandria
Zebra (Tuesday @ 10:00 am)
- Spring2ACTion & the Arts
Alexandria Living (Tuesday @ 7:29 am)
🐦 Tweets of note
Nice view for the King Street Trolley tonight @DASHBus @AlexandriaVA pic.twitter.com/MPsd7VRlvg
— Jodie Curtis (@JodieACurtis) April 3, 2023
Comment for Wider Long Bridge Bridge and Volunteer Events – https://t.co/CV0Hbx3ulu pic.twitter.com/rfHi45V5I3
— Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail (@MtVernonFriends) April 3, 2023
The traffic signal at Duke St and Holland Ln is up and running. Thank you for your patience as we worked to fix these issues after high winds over the weekend. pic.twitter.com/Fsex4nDpXR
— Alexandria Transportation & Environmental Services (@AlexandriaVATES) April 4, 2023
We're going to be at the garage races on the 28th eating some @acmepie and riding Vern the Tern in the Anything Goes race. Come out for a fun of night of food, beer and bike racing. https://t.co/lnaxQalZGP
— Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail (@MtVernonFriends) April 4, 2023
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
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Like 1799 Prime Steak and Seafood, Hotel AKA (625 First Street) in Old Town North is heading to city review for a permit to dramatically upscale some courtyard seating. The…
Alexandria’s DASH bus network isn’t the only transit agency going through changes: the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Better Bus initiative could impact Alexandria riders. Route 10B runs from Ballston…
More details have been released on the method the former general manager of Hank’s Oyster Bar in Old Town used to allegedly steal $600,000 from the company. The 53-year-old former…
Ask McEnearney discusses home inspection issues and which issues would be a deal breaker.
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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: tcwilliams73.com, 770.789.3534.
Spring Fling at Rising Sol Yoga School
Join us for a day of FREE hot yoga. Experience our class styles and meet our teachers. Buy a bite at the Bake Sale to benefit The Carpenter’s Shelter, peruse some special vendors, take advantage of in-person only discounts on