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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

Honey wine from Negus Winery and Meadery Tasting Room at 5509 Vine Street (staff photo by James Cullum)

The bright news is: something managed to dispalced Potomac Yard and crime as the number one story of the week.

The big story of the week was plans to replace Ross Dress for Less with The Linder Academy, a private school that opened at 607 S. Washington Street in 2021.

The school, which currently has around 105 students at the existing location, is applying to have a maximum of 160 middle and high school students at the new location.

Reception to the story was mixed; some locals lamented the loss of yet another brick-and-mortar store in Old Town, while others were nervous about a school loading and unloading students on one of the busier streets in Old Town.

In other sweet news, a new Ethiopian honey wine tasting room, the Negus Winery and Meadery Tasting Room, opened at 5509 Vine Street — technically in Fairfax County but right on the border with Alexandria.

The most-read stories this week were:

  1. Clothing store in Old Town to convert into new private school location (13553 views)
  2. Alexandria leaders talk trains, cars and ‘Gondola 2.0’ options for Potomac Yard arena transportation plans (9578 views)
  3. Bill creating retail market for cannabis to be reintroduced by Alexandria State Senator Adam Ebbin (3702 views)
  4. Alexandria police were targeted with a swatting call on Sunday night (3374 views)
  5. New report shows geographic and racial divide in Alexandria’s out-of-school programs (3225 views)
  6. Notes: Del Ray Vintage and Flea Market returns this weekend (3019 views)
  7. Ethiopian honey wine tasting room opens on Vine Street in Alexandria (2978 views)
  8. JUST IN: Retired Teamsters deputy director wins Alexandria School Board special election (2907 views)
  9. Alexandria announces three-month Potomac Yard arena community engagement campaign (2785 views)

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