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Notes: New vegan cookie shop opening in Old Town next week

Good Wednesday morning, Alexandria!

☀️ Today’s weather: The weather will be mostly sunny, reaching a high of around 85 degrees, with winds shifting to a light southeastern breeze at 6 mph in the afternoon. Expect a partly cloudy evening, with lows of about 65 degrees and a south wind at 7 mph.

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MidnighTreats, a vegan-friendly cookie shop, is opening at 110 S. Payne Street in Old Town next week, Alexandria Living Magazine reported.

The Alexandria location is the third for MidnighTreats after spots in Reston and Vienna.

The cookies come in various sizes, from “munchie size” to “monster size”, and in packs of 4-12.

MidnighTreats also offers oat milk teas in mango, strawberry, melon and brown sugar flavors.

Alexandria Living Magazine reported the Alexandria location is opening on Friday, Aug. 11.

Image via MidnighTreats/Facebook

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Family Fun Fall Fest

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

2023 Alexandria Fall Festival

Food trucks, bounce houses, pony rides, magic shows and more at the 2023 Alexandria Fall Festival, an Alexandria Living event presented by The Patterson Group. Join us at River Farm on Sunday, Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


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