Good Friday morning, Alexandria!
☔ Today’s weather: Light rain. Overcast. Warm. High of 82 and low of 60.
☔ Tomorrow: A few tstorms. Cloudy. Mild. High of 76 and low of 64. Sunrise at 6:32 am and sunset at 7:44 pm.
🚨 You need to know
Alexandria Living Magazine reported that Cocolita Food, a Mexican food and knickknack shop at 3802 Mount Vernon Avenue, has closed its storefront.
But while the store is closed, Alexandria Living Magazine said a note in the window and on Instagram said owner Carla Mantecon will continue to offer catering, private dinners and delivery services, as well as other new ventures in the future.
According to the announcement:
After a few months of serving you at Cocolita Gourmet Mexican Store, we announce with much regret and sadness that our store’s last day of operation will be April 8th 2023.
This is not the end for Cocolita, we are working on new projects that we will tell you about soon, we continue to provide our catering services, private dinners and delivery service.
Thank you for your support.
Owner of Cocolita
Image via Cocolita Food/Instagram
📈 Thursday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Apr 13, 2023.
- Alexandria food delivery driver busted after allegedly stealing Amazon package (1146 views)
- Zoning change that makes abortion clinics easier to open in Alexandria draws ire of local Catholic leadership (352 views)
- Most and least expensive townhouses sold in Alexandria (Mar-Apr 2023) (312 views)
- Crooked Beat Records is moving to Del Ray… after Record Store Day on April 22 (249 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
- Your View: Over taxation is complex
Alexandria Times (Thursday @ 10:20 pm)
- Your View: Inflation offsets tax increases
Alexandria Times (Thursday @ 10:17 pm)
- Your View: Parents need to earn trust
Alexandria Times (Thursday @ 10:10 pm)
- Filling in the blanks with Melanie Kay-Wyatt, Ed.D.: Volunteerism: receiving through giving
Alexandria Times (Thursday @ 10:07 pm)
- My View: Build it way up: A conversation between two fictional city employees circa 2040
Alexandria Times (Thursday @ 10:01 pm)
- Your View: A poisoned tree or a biased outlook?
Alexandria Times (Thursday @ 9:55 pm)
- Our View: Doers in Alexandria
Alexandria Times (Thursday @ 9:51 pm)
- History rises on the waterfront: Sen. John Warner Maritime Heritage Center and port of Providence take shape
Alexandria Times (Thursday @ 9:46 pm)
- Play ball! ALL to honor Beiro family’s longtime support on opening day this Saturday
Alexandria Times (Thursday @ 9:36 pm)
- Tying the Knot: With this ring: Partners in business and life share their story
Alexandria Times (Thursday @ 4:41 pm)
- Spring2ACTion 2023
Alexandria Times (Thursday @ 4:22 pm)
- Housing for all
Alexandria Times (Thursday @ 4:19 pm)
- Farmers’ Market ranks in magazine
Alexandria Times (Thursday @ 4:14 pm)
- Sexual assault awareness month
Alexandria Times (Thursday @ 4:10 pm)
- Historic Garden Week turns 90
Alexandria Times (Thursday @ 4:01 pm)
- Derailment at Potomac Yard station
Alexandria Times (Thursday @ 3:57 pm)
- Free tax prep for qualifying residents
Alexandria Times (Thursday @ 3:53 pm)
- “It’s Never Too Late for a Smile Makeover,” says Alexandria Dentist Dr. Heejo Hee
Zebra (Thursday @ 1:56 pm)
- Time’s Running Out: Purchase Tickets for Scholarship Fund of Alexandria Gala by April 14
Zebra (Thursday @ 1:55 pm)
- Planning Commission & City Council
Alexandria Times (Thursday @ 1:45 pm)
- City Council Public Hearing
Alexandria Times (Thursday @ 1:44 pm)
- Board of Zoning Appeals -Public Hearing
Alexandria Times (Thursday @ 1:42 pm)
- Alexandria Planning & Zoning- Notice of Administrative Review
Alexandria Times (Thursday @ 1:39 pm)
- ALIVE! Opens Food Hub on Mt. Vernon Ave. in Alexandria
Zebra (Thursday @ 11:26 am)
- 34+ Hour Barricade Response On Richmond Highway Earns Praise For Cops
Patch (Thursday @ 11:20 am)
- Mouse Droppings, Slimy Substance: Alexandria Restaurant Inspections
Patch (Thursday @ 10:51 am)
- April 2023
Alexandria Times (Thursday @ 10:46 am)
- City street repairs beginning next week
Alexandria Times (Thursday @ 10:37 am)
- ACPS Titan robotics makes impact
Alexandria Times (Thursday @ 10:33 am)
- Armed robbery at 7-11 in Old Town
Alexandria Times (Thursday @ 10:29 am)
- Open Houses: How You Can Make a Weekend Walkthrough Work to Your Advantage!
Alexandria Living (Thursday @ 10:23 am)
- Bond, Ethan Bond: Attention on Alexandrian with royal family ties ahead of Charles III’s coronation
Alexandria Times (Thursday @ 9:02 am)
- Cocolita Food in Chirilagua Closes
Alexandria Living (Thursday @ 8:01 am)
- ALIVE! Opens Second Food Hub in Alexandria
Alexandria Living (Thursday @ 7:46 am)
🐦 Tweets of note
We're inviting 50 people and their +1s to an exclusive tour of the newly renovated tunnel and bridge!
— Metro Forward (@wmata) April 13, 2023
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today and this weekend in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
- 10:00 am Friday: 2023 Spring Garden Market at River Farm
- 7:30 pm Friday: Christian de Mesones: You Only Live Twice – Live @ The Birchmere
- 9:30 am Saturday: Outdoor Yoga at Juicebox Old Town
- 11:00 am Saturday: Institute for Defense Analyses Tour
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Get ready to Shake, Rattle and Roll with this one-of-a-kind, high-octane rockabilly concert experience! Rockabilly Rumble is the all-new, musical experience celebrating the southern rock music that exploded on the scene in the 1950s. Organized by Alexandria City High School Alum and pro-musician Sam C. Jones, this band of world-class performers will have you dancing in your Blue Suede Shoes all night long with songs made famous by Bo Ridley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and more. Relive their most popular hits, along with some forgotten gems. “Rockabilly Rumble” is a dance-worthy, foot stomping evening you’ll never forget!
This show is 21+ only.
YOU MUST HAVE A VALID PHYSICAL ID. A PICTURE OF YOUR ID IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.