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Ted Leonsis, president of Monumental Sports, announces the development of a new arena for the Washington Wizards and Capitals in Potomac Yard in Alexandria, Dec. 13, 2023 (staff photo by James Cullum)

This week marks the biggest news week in Alexandria since, well, the Potomac Yard arena was announced.

The City of Alexandria announced that, after a series of setbacks in the Virginia legislature, it was finally taking the arena plans out behind the shed and putting it out of its misery.

Though the Potomac Yard arena deal is dead, the blame game is just getting started and the city could be sifting through the fallout of the deal’s collapse for years.

  1. Virginia Sen. Louise Lucas says Monumental Sports owner Ted Leonsis can fund the $2 billion Potomac Yard arena project (19,178 views)
  2. BREAKING: Alexandria ends negotiations for Potomac Yard arena (12,260 views)
  3. Notes: Alexandria Mayor expresses disappointment with backroom plan to merge Potomac Yard arena and casino (9,100 views)
  4. Alexandria’s 275th birthday celebrations kick off next month (6,422 views)
  5. Alexandria wants to raise penalty for late personal property tax payments (6,238 views)
  6. Alexandria to declare local holiday for boring machine (4,333 views)
  7. New Italian restaurant coming to Old Town North next to Trader Joe’s (4,116 views)
  8. JBG Smith blames Tysons casino conspiracy for derailing Potomac Yard deal (3,117 views)
  9. Alexandria City Public Schools redistricting plans could axe controversial school placement regulation (2,939 views)

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Del Ray Kitchen Confidential Design Tour

Please join us for Del Ray Kitchen Confidential – a walking tour of recently renovated kitchens in Del Ray with the experts who make the magic happen! FA Design Build owner Rob Menefee and Design Consultant Melissa Fielding walk us

Celtic Corridor in Concert at the Lyceum

Billy McComiskey, on button accordion, National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Award winner, All-Ireland Award winner, who has played with the Irish groups The Irish Tradition, Trian, and Green Fields of America. Billy’s playing is highly regarded as are his


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