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Notes: Canal Center Plaza café launching new rebrand next month

Good Wednesday morning, Alexandria!

🌧️ Today’s weather: Showers likely, mainly after 2pm. Patchy fog after noon. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 72. Northeast wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. At night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Patchy fog before 3am. Low around 62. Northeast wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

🚨 You need to know

Canal Center Plaza’s Cafe 44 (44 Canal Center Plaza) is rebranding next month with a new menu, new bar and more; reopening as Jula’s on the Potomac.

Jula’s on the Potomac is opening on Saturday, July 8, with some of the existing indoor space remaining closed for renovations.

Patch noted the opening coincides with fireworks along the river celebrating the city’s birthday.

The cafe is cash-free and has a two-hour table limit.

Jula’s on the Potomac, né Cafe 44 (image via Cafe 44)

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