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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

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The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is traditionally a little slow, but there was still plenty of news around Alexandria.

The top story was yet another office-to-apartment conversion planned for Old Town North, part of a trend of developers moving away from office space in the wake of the Covid pandemic and using those buildings for sorely needed housing.

The most-read stories this week were:

  1. High vacancy prompts office-to-apartment conversion proposal in Old Town North (8611 views)
  2. JUST IN: Man shot in bathroom of McDonald’s on Duke Street (7660 views)
  3. Notes: Seminary Road homes with ‘affordable homeownership program’ starting construction in May (7380 views)
  4. Alexandria Budget and Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee members resign after criticizing ACPS superintendent (7184 views)
  5. Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster BBQ in Old Town rebranding (6652 views)
  6. New report says Potomac Yard arena would jump start economic development in the neighborhood (3696 views)
  7. Economic impact report on Potomac Yard arena faces skeptical public reaction (2623 views)
  8. Alexandria police searching for man who allegedly struck roommate in head with machete (2445 views)
  9. Notes: Alexandria Police Department hires contractor for Old Town parking crackdown (2164 views)

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