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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

The storm on Saturday, July 29, snapped this tree in the 300 block of Queen Street in Old Town (staff photo by James Cullum)

This week started with a bang: around 17,000 without after storms this weekend, but by early on Monday that power was mostly restored and the week got off to a better start.

There was exciting new business news around Alexandria this week, with a new craft brewery opening and a new vegan cookie shop coming to town. They couldn’t all be winners though: most of the sentiment on social media was disappointment that the Banana Republic on prime real estate in Old Town would be replaced with a Chase Bank.

The most-read stories this week were:

  1. Mieza Blendery, a craft beer brewery, opens in Alexandria’s West End (7837 views)
  2. Torpedo Factory Art Center plans draw concern from resident artists (6720 views)
  3. Alexandria still cleaning up after Saturday’s severe storm (6321 views)
  4. Manager sentenced 1.5 years for stealing $500K from Alexandria office by creating fake employees (6159 views)
  5. Restaurant Week returns to Alexandria in two weeks (4969 views)
  6. Notes: New vegan cookie shop opening in Old Town next week (4793 views)
  7. Notes: Patrick Henry Principal wins Virginia Mrs. America crown, heads to nationals this month (4255 views)
  8. Trail Does Not Stop: Proposed changes could prioritize Mount Vernon Trail users in Old Town North (3999 views)
  9. International food festival returning to Old Town next month (3955 views)

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