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.
- Multiple arrests in Alexandria linked to Virginia DMV fake documents scam (2712 views)
- D.C. man charged in armed robbery spree, including one shooting in Alexandria (1644 views)
- Notes: Historical preservation group labels Del Ray neighborhood ‘endangered’ (898 views)
- 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)
- Laying the Foundation of Hope: Domion Energy Volunteers and the Roc Solid Foundation Come Togther To Help Alexandria Boy Fighting Cancer
Zebra (Wednesday @ 3:05 pm)
- As COVID Emergency Ends, Alexandria Leaders Reflect
Patch (Wednesday @ 1:34 pm)
- Alexandria Registration and Information About Bike to Work Day, Friday, May 19
Zebra (Wednesday @ 1:33 pm)
- Monthly “Art Night in Old Town” Kicks Off with Geoffrey Johnson Show at Principle Gallery, Thursday, May 18
Zebra (Wednesday @ 12:34 pm)
- DONATIONS SOUGHT: Ties and Dresses Needed for First-Ever Teen Sneaker Ball in Alexandria, June 2
Zebra (Wednesday @ 11:13 am)
- Volinteer for the Gourmet Angel Food Bank, Helping To Feed Alexandria Families
Zebra (Wednesday @ 10:27 am)
- Alexandria Robbery With Employee Shot In Leg Leads To Charges
Patch (Wednesday @ 9:45 am)
- Female Empowerment Summit Saturday in Alexandria
Alexandria Living (Wednesday @ 8:34 am)
🐦 Tweets of note
A water main break has occurred at the intersection of Duke Street and N. Jordan Street. Premises in the area may experience low to no water pressure for roughly 6-8 hours while repairs are being made. Updates from @vaamwater will be provided as they become available. pic.twitter.com/5VthLKHJXx
— Alexandria Transportation & Environmental Services (@AlexandriaVATES) May 10, 2023
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
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