(Updated 7/12) Good Tuesday morning, Alexandria!
☀️ Today’s weather: Sunny, with a high near 90. Northwest wind around 6 mph. At night: Mostly clear, with a low around 71. South wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.
🚨 You need to know
Popular burger chain Five Guys is taking its HQ to the Carlyle neighborhood this month, Virginia Business reported.
The move from Lorton to 1940 Duke Street — the Carlyle Crescent building — was announced back in November. The chain started franchising back in 2003 and opened its second and third locations in Alexandria. Now there are over 1,600 locations worldwide.
The last day in the Lorton location was last Friday, Virginia Business said, and the new main offices on Duke Street will open on July 17.
Image via Five Guys/Facebook
📈 Monday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Jul 10, 2023.
- Notes: WaPo explores life in tunneling project 150-feet below Old Town (2047 views)
- With owner suffering sudden vision loss, Old Town Books goes on hiatus (2005 views)
- Dominion Energy says customer rates will lower this month by roughly $14 (871 views)
- PHOTOS: Alexandria celebrates 247th birthday on the waterfront (493 views)
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
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There are some exciting changes underway this week, from new businesses to new infrastructure improvements. While Astro Beer Hall (4001 Campbell Avenue) is outside of Alexandria in the Shirlington neighborhood,…
At a town hall meeting last Sunday, most City Council members said — in no uncertain terms — that they are opposed to a ward system in Alexandra. Currently, all…
Alexandria is bracing for a federal government shutdown at midnight on Sunday (Oct. 1). The city is preparing a package of services for impacted city residents, should Congress not come…
Shuttles are running between the Potomac Yard Metro station and National Airport Metro station after a derailment this morning. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) said there were no injuries…
If you had a chance to enhance a child’s future with a time commitment of less than 2 hours a week, how would you respond? You have that opportunity right now to join over 200 Alexandrians as a reading tutor volunteer with the Alexandria Tutoring Consortium (ATC).
ATC tutors work with one child in kindergarten, first, or second grade in Alexandria public schools who need extra help with reading. Tutors meet with their Book Buddy 1-2 times each week for 30 minutes October-May at school, during school hours. Many struggling readers only receive one-on-one instruction through this program, and it makes all the difference. Last year, ATC served 195 children, of whom 82% ended the year reading on grade level and 96% made substantial reading gains. But the need is great, and we are still seeing learning lags from the pandemic.
This year, ATC plans to significantly increase the size of the program to reach over 250 students and to serve every elementary school in Alexandria. This is very exciting news, but we will only succeed if we can recruit more tutors. ATC trains you, matches you with a child, and provides ongoing lesson materials and support.
If you have been thinking about buying your first home or haven’t owned one in the last three years, THIS IS FOR YOU!
In the DMV area, it can be difficult to save the downpayment necessary for you to get into your own home. We have a solution. The Funder’s Summit!
We have assembled a summit with different municipalities to tell you how to access their funds for your home purchase.
Mark your calendars and join us for the Family Fun Fall Fest on Saturday, October 7, 2023, from 11am – 2pm!
This FREE in-person event will be held at the Shoppes at Foxchase, located at 4641 Duke St, Alexandria, VA