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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

Market Square parking garage (staff photo by Vernon Miles)

ALXnow’s had some pretty busy weeks this year, but this week was a little slow.

Still, there was interesting news about locations around town that might become tourist destinations. First was the reveal that Landmark Mall plans included an ice skating rink, then that the Art League might have a new home on Slaters Lane.

Also changing: how Alexandrians park. There’s a new feature coming to Old Town’s parking garages that could make it easier to find parking.

On a personal note, this reporter is heading out of town for the next week on his honeymoon in Paris, but the site will be left in the capable hands of James Cullum.

The most-read stories this week were:

  1. New Landmark Mall development plans include an ice skating rink (11810 views)
  2. City of Alexandria says over 50 committed affordable units at Southern Towers need residents (11525 views)
  3. Old Town Alexandria’s parking garages could be getting a useful new feature (9741 views)
  4. The Art League may have found a new home on Slaters Lane (7799 views)
  5. Juveniles arrested after armed robbery at Metro Linear Park in Old Town (3969 views)
  6. Woman assaulted and robbed of phone in Landmark area (3545 views)
  7. Power plant redeveloper breaks down the break down of the Old Town North industrial site (2818 views)
  8. Domestic assault suspect arrested after violent brandishing incident in Old Town (2747 views)
  9. Notes: Study finds Virginia school districts receive less funding per student than neighboring states (2532 views)

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