Notes: Lily’s Chocolate and Coffee in Old Town now hiring and opening soon

Good Thursday morning, Alexandria!

🌥 Today’s weather: Overcast. Warm. High of 81 and low of 58.
🌥 Tomorrow: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.

🚨 You need to know

Lily’s Chocolate and Coffee could be opening soon, Alexandria Living Magazine reported.

Alexandria Living Magazine reported the new location at 631 King Street, formerly Francesca’s, has a sign in the window and is now hiring baristas.

The shop first opened on Vienna’s Maple Avenue in 2021 and specializes in a pastry called lokma.

“We differentiate ourselves by using the best kinds of chocolate from around the globe,” the owners said in the application. “At Lily’s Chocolate & Coffee, not only do we serve light and delicious desserts, but we also serve a wide range of hot and cold beverages to serve our customers with a unique, unforgettable experience.”

The shop will be open from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday, and open from 7 a.m.-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Photo via Lily’s Chocolate & Coffee/Facebook

📈 Wednesday’s most read

The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for May 10, 2023.

  1. Multiple arrests in Alexandria linked to Virginia DMV fake documents scam (2712 views)
  2. D.C. man charged in armed robbery spree, including one shooting in Alexandria (1644 views)
  3. Notes: Historical preservation group labels Del Ray neighborhood ‘endangered’ (898 views)
  4. Alexandria’s transient lodging industry slowly climbing out of the pits of 2020 (238 views)

🗞 Other local coverage

  • May 2023
    Alexandria Times (Wednesday @ 6:32 pm)

🐦 Tweets of note

📅 Upcoming events

Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.