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What a week in Alexandria. Here’s the rundown.

Our top story this week is about Ricardo Roberts, a District B candidate for the Alexandria School Board. Roberts, who intends to sue the school system, wants cameras in classrooms and “examples” made of unruly kids.

On Tuesday, Governor Ralph Northam joined dignitaries in Alexandria for the groundbreaking of the first of Virginia Tech’s Innovation Campus buildings. Virginia Tech plans on opening the first of three academic buildings in 2024, paving the way for a tech-centric campus next door to Amazon’s HQ2 development in Crystal City.

Also on Tuesday, the City Council voted unanimously to extend the state of emergency to January 31, 2022.

On Thursday, parts of the city were flooded during a brief thunderstorm. Thanks to Kerrin Nishimura for sending us flooding photos of the Braddock area.

In this week’s poll, we asked about a potential Metro line crossing over to National Harbor. Of the nearly 700 responses, 62% of respondents think it’s a great idea, 23% need to hear more about it, and 15% think it’s a bad idea.

Important stories

Top stories

  1. Alexandria School Board candidate wants cameras in classrooms and ‘examples’ made of misbehaving kids
  2. West End trail project derailed by stalled development
  3. With high hopes and small class sizes, The Linder Academy opens in Old Town
  4. Alexandria City Council to likely extend state of emergency to next year
  5. Poll: What do you think of Metro’s proposed Blue Line crossing to National Harbor?
  6. Multiple violent charges dropped against Fairfax County man held without bond for assaulting police during arrest
  7. Landmark redevelopment’s community management up for review at City Council tonight
  8. Alexandria seeking state-funding to make fare-free buses long-term
  9. West End apartment complex looks to replace parking with barking
  10. BREAKING: Video shows brawl at Alexandria City High School cafeteria just two days after school starts
  11. Virginia Tech’s Innovation Campus breaks ground in Potomac Yard

Have a safe weekend!

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Just Listed in Alexandria

Just Listed highlights Alexandria City properties that came on the market within the past week. This feature  is sponsored by the Jen Walker Team (Licensed in VA) of McEnearney Associates Realtors®. 

Welcome back!

Jen Walker here with The Jen Walker Team! We are a real estate group based out of Alexandria. I, along with my two rock-star team members, Sue Kovalsky and Micki MacNaughton, have more than 35 years of experience in real estate and sold over $107 million in 2020.

Almost completely new in 2014. Totally rebuilt and renovated — new windows, roof, electrical, plumbing, fixtures, systems, layout and more. Situated on a corner lot in the heart of Del Ray, this beautiful 4 bed/3.5 bath detached beauty is truly a dream home. Completely remodeled in 2014 and meticulously maintained, prepare to be wowed! A large front porch greets you — enjoy quiet fall mornings sipping coffee and watching the world go by! From the porch, head inside — light and airy with tall ceilings, great lighting and ample square footage, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a model home.

The dining room flows easily into the kitchen and living rooms. The kitchen is a true chef’s dream. Gorgeous Carrara marble countertops are offset with crisp, white shaker-style cabinetry; a six-burner Wolfe range with a commercial hood is flanked by two windows and herringbone-set backsplash. A large island with wood cabinetry provides a great contrast to the neutral whites and grays and anchors the kitchen, which overlooks the bar area and family room. Additional features include a beverage refrigerator, coffee-bar area, ample cabinetry, pantry with custom roll-outs, built-in drawer microwave and more. Great for holidays or everyday living, enjoy appetizers at the kitchen peninsula or clear the space for a day of baking.

To the left of the kitchen is a perfect breakfast nook with built-in banquette seating. The living room overlooks a gas fireplace and has ample seating for family and friends! Glass French doors line the rear of the living room and overlook a serene, private stone patio and backyard. Rounding out the main level are a beautiful half bathroom and a rear entry with mudroom cubbies!

Head upstairs to a fabulous layout of 4 bedrooms filled with light and 2 full bathrooms. Each bedroom is spacious and has great closet space. Three bedrooms share a hall bathroom and feature tall ceilings, crown molding, ceiling fans and recessed lighting. The primary bedroom is a true retreat. Generously sized to easily accommodate a king-sized bed, this room features a fabulous tray ceiling, two walk-in closets and an en-suite bathroom. You will feel like you are escaping to the spa in the lovely bathroom with oversized shower and double vanity. A linen closet and laundry area round out the home’s upper level.

Head downstairs to the recreation room which can double as a 5th bedroom. With legal egress, this room could be used for an au-pair suite or could double as a playroom/guest space with a pull-out couch. With amazing ceiling height and light, you don’t feel like you are in a basement at all. A conveniently-located full bath can be found on this level as well as a utility/storage room. The fully-fenced yard is a true landscaper’s dream.

Planned and cared for by a landscape architect, the yard features flourishing limelight and oak leaf hydrangeas, green emerald arborvitae, miscanthus and more! Enjoy outdoor entertaining on the patio. The rear of the home also features a detached one car garage. Park here or use this space as a gym, office — the world is your oyster! With an amazing location, you can easily walk to shops and restaurants in Del Ray, and don’t miss Saturday’s Farmer’s Market in Pat Miller Square.

Located close to National Landing, Amazon HQ2 and Virginia Tech’s new campus, this location cannot be beat. Just a 15 minute drive to D.C., 8 minutes to Regan National Airport, close to Old Town and more, you will love living at 400 E Bellefonte! Welcome home!

400 E Bellefonte Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301The Jen Walker Team

Sought after Clarendon Model in Fairlington Meadows! 1500 square feet of living space with hardwood flooring on the main and upper floors! Freshly painted and ready for your finishing touches. Spacious living room flows easily into the dining room. Kitchen with pass-through into dining — wall could be removed for a totally open feel. Walk out to the private bluestone patio with fabulous landscaping and new privacy fence. You’ll love quiet fall evenings dining al fresco! Upstairs you will find two bedrooms with a large bathroom. A finished lower level has a recreation room, office/den, full bathroom and laundry. You will love living in Fairlington — pools, playgrounds, tennis courts, the community recreation center and more! Just minutes to I-395, Shirlington and close to Del Ray and Old Town, don’t miss this opportunity! Welcome home!

3315 S Staggord Street, Arlington, VA 22206The Jen Walker Team

Stunning, completely remodeled and spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath plus den condo in the desirable Hallmark building! Not a surface has been untouched in this beautifully updated corner unit with almost 1400 sq. ft. and completely remodeled in 2018. Enter into the foyer where you’ll find an open floorpan with tons of natural light and milled VA Oak hardwood flooring with superior cushion throughout. The gourmet kitchen features stainless steel appliances, quartzite countertops and ample cabinetry for storage.

Flow right into the dining room and open living room with LED recessed lighting, crown moldings, and access to the large patio overlooking the park. Don’t miss the extra den offering the perfect work from home space or additional living room. The primary room is a true retreat offering a custom en-suite bathroom with heated porcelain floors, walk in shower, a double vanity and a walk-in closet. You’ll have plenty of room for guests in the second bedroom and hall bathroom, also with heated floors! Plentiful storage is offered in this home in the laundry room with a full size washer and dryer, and a hall closet with a customizable shelving system. Park in your secured garage space and enjoy all of the amenities at the Hallmark building, including a gym, outdoor pool, tennis courts and community spaces. Walk right outside and enjoy the scenic Holmes Run Trail.

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With the groundbreaking of the first of Virginia Tech’s Innovation Campus buildings, Alexandria took a step into a new future on Tuesday.

Governor Ralph Northam joined top brass from Virginia Tech, Boeing, master architect JBG Smith and hundreds of visitors at the groundbreaking for a state-of-the-art 300,000 square-foot building. He said that, when completed, the academic buildings will be places “where academia, government and industry connect working to solve problems through technology.”

Virginia Tech plans on opening the first of three academic buildings in 2024, and the school anticipates teaching computer science research and development programs to 750 master’s degree students when the project is completed in ten years.

Mayor Justin Wilson thanked City Manager Mark Jinks and his staff, as well as the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership, which was integral in bringing Amazon’s HQ2 project to the region.

We are so excited that so much of the plans that we have shaped for really a quarter of a century are coming to fruition on this site,” Wilson said. “But, ultimately, it’s not about the buildings. The buildings will be amazing, and we’re really excited about that. It’s the people that will be in the buildings and the people who will leave those buildings, and we are so excited to see the embodiment of this vision come to reality in the buildings here in the city of Alexandria.”

Tara Laughlin is studying for her Master’s degree in computer science at the Innovation Campus, and is one of seven Boeing graduate scholars. Boeing also gave the campus a $50 million gift.

I want to make a difference in the field that I work in, but I honestly just didn’t know where to start,” Laughlin said. “The Innovation Campus answered everything that I’d wanted.”

Matt Kelly, the CEO of JBG Smith, the master developer of the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus, said that the future looks bright for Potomac Yard.

“When we began courting Amazon alongside the Commonwealth to make Northern Virginia home to HQ2, one of the main points of attraction that they had to the D.C. region was our strong base of tech talent,” he said. “Virginia Tech’s Innovation Campus brings that right next door, and delivers on a future of diversifying our economy and broadening that talent base for many decades to come.”

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Just Listed in Alexandria

Just Listed highlights Alexandria City properties that came on the market within the past week. This feature  is sponsored by the Jen Walker Team (Licensed in VA) of McEnearney Associates Realtors®. 

Welcome back!

Jen Walker here with The Jen Walker Team! We are a real estate group based out of Alexandria. I, along with my two rock-star team members, Sue Kovalsky and Micki MacNaughton, have more than 35 years of experience in real estate and sold over $107 million in 2020.

1305 Bayliss Drive, Alexandria, VA 22302The Jen Walker Team

Welcome to this adorable Cape Cod home on a huge lot in Alexandria City! Nestled in the desirable neighborhood of Tuckahoe, this 2 BD/1 BA home is just waiting for your personal touches.

Enter into the living area that features a wood-burning fireplace and tons of natural light. Flow right into the kitchen and dining area that overlooks the huge backyard and a gorgeous scenic view of Alexandria. Walk out onto the patio and enjoy fall evenings while dining al fresco. Two bedrooms and one bathroom are also on this level, boasting hardwood flooring and wonderful views. Walk to the lower level where you’ll find a bright and sunny recreation room overlooking the gorgeous green space. Tons of storage can also be found on this level.

This is a prime lot with almost 10,000 square feet — the possibilities are endless! Located near King Street, enjoy easy access to Old Town, shopping, dining, the Metro and the VRE!

702 W. View Terrace, Alexandria, VA 22301The Jen Walker Team
Open House: Sunday, Sept. 12, 1-3 p.m.

Timeless and sophisticated, this fabulously expanded Cape Cod exudes impeccable curb appeal, charm and modern elements. Nestled in the sought-after neighborhood of George Washington Park, you’ll experience the luxury of city living with almost 3500 square feet of finished living space.

Enter into this gorgeous home and you’ll appreciate the character of the hardwood floors, wood-burning fireplace, designer lighting throughout, and elegant built-ins. The gourmet kitchen features stainless-steel appliances, a double oven, tall plentiful cabinetry and a large island overlooking the great room. Don’t miss the butler’s pantry and extra storage off the kitchen, which flows right into your formal dining room. Entertain inside or out on the deck overlooking a great, fully fenced backyard. Upstairs, you’ll find a huge primary retreat featuring two closets, one that’s is a walk-in, and a spacious and bright primary bathroom with a shower, double vanity, and jetted tub. Two additional bedrooms and a hall bathroom complete this level. The lower level of this home does not disappoint with a large recreation room, an additional bedroom with en-suite bathroom — perfect for an in-law suite, au pair suite or guest room! This home is complete with a detached garage, providing even more storage.

702 W. View Terrace is less than one mile to the King Street Metro and the Amtrak. Take a stroll down to Old Town and enjoy dining, shopping, farmers markets and more!

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Ready to buy a pastry shop or salon in Alexandria?

The latest listings on BizBuySell show all kinds of businesses for sale in and around Alexandria. Many are restaurants, which have been heavily impacted by the pandemic.

The website aggregates numerous business sale listings. The names and locations are generally left out, but there are exceptions.

Reasons for selling, when provided, typically do not mention economic hardship, but more often involve the owner retiring or not having time to actively run the business.

Here are some that are currently listed:

  1. Dry Cleaner & Laundry close to Amazon’s new Headquarters — “! Current well equipped 5,000 s.f. facility (Grandfathered in the region, which normally limits new dry cleaners to 3,000 s.f. maximum). Enjoys high 11′ ceilings in the production & conveyor areas. Can easily increase revenue by adding route sales and/or company pickup stores or commercial locker locations. Business is very well known & highly respected in their market area.”
  2. Free standing auto repair — “Busy Five bay, free standing auto repair business located on major road in the City of Alexandria. Densely populated high income area. This shop stays busy with a healthy fleet business as well repeat and new customers. Priced at only $150,000.”
  3. Beautiful Modern Laundromat for Sale — “Beautiful modern laundromat in a great location! 21st century laundromat with card system, customized folding tables, modern design, with high-powered energy efficient machines. Location is about 4000 SF located near many current and upcoming apartment complexes. Long-term 10 tear lease with 5 year option. This place is fully card operated and can be easily managed from home with one visit a week.”
  4. Hair salon for sale — “Established over 32 years, 17 with current owner. Located in a major brand grocery anchored shopping center. Good demographics. Exclusive right in the shopping center for hair and nail operations but focus on hair services right now. Staff and seller will stay if new owner desires. Currently 5-day operation but can expand to 6 or 7 to increase revenue. Excellent opportunity for both owner operators and/or investors.”
  5. Beautiful Hair & Nail Spa for Sale/Price Reduced — “Great opportunity!!! Serious Inquiries only. Beautiful and well established Hair & Nail Spa for Sale in a very busy shopping center. Seller is retiring after many successful years in the business. Beautiful & Very efficiently designed. 6 years old Spa. Established, loyal customers. Reasonable rent & excellent location. 10 Hair stations, 5 Dryers, 3 Shampoo stations, 8 Manicure Tables, 8 Pedicure chairs, 3 Waxing rooms, 2 Facial Rooms, 1 Body scrub. There is plenty of room to expand. Room to grow by improving social media and other marketing and adding massage service.”
  6. Fairlington Centre, previously hair salon — “Formerly a hair salon by the name of Primary Colors, a hair salon that was in business for twenty years. Now the space is open, and is still built out to be a hair salon, but the space can also be altered to become a different business.”
  7. High-class Japanese restaurant with strong business — “The menu includes sushi, hibachi, and ramen. First generation owner since the business was founded, tons of the local customers and Japanese food fans from other places, the business can make $180k sales per month, lease can be extended indefinitely.”
  8. Specialty Cafe, Bakery, and Bavarian Pastries — “This 32-year old neighborhood old pastry shop and cafe is standing tall with rapidly rebounding sales. Because of its fiercely loyal customer base and with increasing economic optimism, the owners are confident that 2021 sales will easily exceed 2020 which was up 4% over 2019 through mid-March (before Covid took hold).”
  9. Profitable Fast Casual Restaurant Can Convert MRB VA 1026 — “Great opportunity to own this fast casual restaurant in the heart of Alexandria. This restaurant is located in a busy shopping center along a heavy traffic road. The current owner of this restaurant is ABSENTEE and making approximately $140,000 a year. Menu can be converted to fit most concepts. Must see!”
  10. Riverview Festival restaurant — “Located right off a river; Increasingly richer demographics as luxurious condos are sprung up in a few blocks; Lease is solid and firm; Customers are turned away as the Restaurant has become the center of evening culture in town. Sales is way above 2019 level. Take your challenge and soar through as the opportunity allows a lot of rooms to grow. Established 30 years.”
  11. Well Established Dry Cleaning Business for Sale — “Dry Cleaners and sewing laundry for sale very safe and populated shopping center. Current owner planned to retire after 25 yrs of successful business. Customers and equipment’s well maintained.”
  12. Profitable Sandwich Shop in Prime Location MRB VA 1013 — “This profitable turn key deli located in a prime location of Alexandria VA is for sale to any qualified buyer. Surrounded by retail and residential on a main road with heavy walking traffic. This restaurant has a very strong following and highly rated on google reviews. The restaurant was completely renovated in 2016 with all brand new furniture, fixtures & high end equipment. The current owner averages a $50,000 cash flow plus salary while working limited hours. Do to family circumstances, the owner needs to sell. We are now looking for a new owner/operator to bring this business to the next level.”
  13. Specialty pizza in high-volume high-income area — “A neighborhood success centered around its high-quality stone oven with an array of alternative Mediterranean main courses, sandwiches and desserts, . The owner has created several of these locations in Northern Virginia and is ready to spin this one off to stand on its own while he focuses on bringing others to maturity.”
  14. Coin Laundry/Laundromats — “No Exception, Non-Disclosure must be signed in person meeting, No emailing signing. We can meet at anywhere in Fairfax county to sign NDA with appointment.”
  15. Well-established deli for sale — “Located in a great neighborhood, among many loyal customers. Serving over 40 years. Turnkey operation. Doing quite well during the pandemic. Plenty of room to improve. Currently has no marketing and delivery service. Not serving beer and wine. Seller will train new owner for a reasonable time period.”

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Amazon’s Sword of Damocles is hanging over Arlandria, and city staff have been working with local residents and community leaders to put together a plan to help preserve the local community against gentrification.

Arlandria, also known as Chirilagua, is a primarily Latino community in northern Alexandria with refugees from El Salvador and other parts of Central America.

The community is one of the city’s few bastions of market rate affordable housing — housing affordable to those making less than the area median income that isn’t part of a committed affordable housing program. But it’s a community that is also less than a mile from the rapidly-transforming Potomac Yard and just down the road from Amazon’s “HQ2” in Crystal City.

City staff are scheduled to discuss a first draft of the Arlandria-Chirilagua Plan at the Thursday, Sept. 9, Planning Commission meeting. In a memo, Director of Planning and Zoning Karl Moritz outlined what the plan’s goals are:

  1. Preserve Arlandria-Chirilagua as a culturally diverse neighborhood; protect residents’ ability to remain in the community amidst anticipated market pressures by preserving and expanding housing affordability and opportunity;
  2. Support the existing commercial corridor and local businesses;
  3. Build on neighborhood walkability, safety, and transportation options;
  4. Connect and expand the open space network with more play areas and outdoor living rooms; and
  5. Empower residents to advocate for their needs and participate in decisions affecting their neighborhood.

Moritz said the plan is to address preservation of Arlington-Chirilagua on several topics, from housing affordability to community safety and mobility. The plan is scheduled for release later this month for review throughout September and October. The final draft plan will be released in mid-October with public hearings throughout November.

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Ready to buy a pastry shop or salon in Alexandria?

The latest listings on BizBuySell show all kinds of businesses for sale in and around Alexandria. Many are restaurants, which have been heavily impacted by the pandemic.

The website aggregates numerous business sale listings. The names and locations are generally left out, but there are exceptions.

Reasons for selling, when provided, typically do not mention economic hardship, but more often involve the owner retiring or not having time to actively run the business.

Here are some that are currently listed:

  1. Dry Cleaner & Laundry close to Amazon’s new Headquarters — “! Current well equipped 5,000 s.f. facility (Grandfathered in the region, which normally limits new dry cleaners to 3,000 s.f. maximum). Enjoys high 11′ ceilings in the production & conveyor areas. Can easily increase revenue by adding route sales and/or company pickup stores or commercial locker locations. Business is very well known & highly respected in their market area.”
  2. Free standing auto repair — “Busy Five bay, free standing auto repair business located on major road in the City of Alexandria. Densely populated high income area. This shop stays busy with a healthy fleet business as well repeat and new customers. Priced at only $150,000.”
  3. Beautiful Modern Laundromat for Sale — “Beautiful modern laundromat in a great location! 21st century laundromat with card system, customized folding tables, modern design, with high-powered energy efficient machines. Location is about 4000 SF located near many current and upcoming apartment complexes. Long-term 10 tear lease with 5 year option. This place is fully card operated and can be easily managed from home with one visit a week.”
  4. Hair salon for sale — “Established over 32 years, 17 with current owner. Located in a major brand grocery anchored shopping center. Good demographics. Exclusive right in the shopping center for hair and nail operations but focus on hair services right now. Staff and seller will stay if new owner desires. Currently 5-day operation but can expand to 6 or 7 to increase revenue. Excellent opportunity for both owner operators and/or investors.”
  5. Beautiful Hair & Nail Spa for Sale/Price Reduced — “Great opportunity!!! Serious Inquiries only. Beautiful and well established Hair & Nail Spa for Sale in a very busy shopping center. Seller is retiring after many successful years in the business. Beautiful & Very efficiently designed. 6 years old Spa. Established, loyal customers. Reasonable rent & excellent location. 10 Hair stations, 5 Dryers, 3 Shampoo stations, 8 Manicure Tables, 8 Pedicure chairs, 3 Waxing rooms, 2 Facial Rooms, 1 Body scrub. There is plenty of room to expand. Room to grow by improving social media and other marketing and adding massage service.”
  6. Fairlington Centre, previously hair salon — “Formerly a hair salon by the name of Primary Colors, a hair salon that was in business for twenty years. Now the space is open, and is still built out to be a hair salon, but the space can also be altered to become a different business.”
  7. Specialty Cafe, Bakery, and Bavarian Pastries — “This 32-year old neighborhood old pastry shop and cafe is standing tall with rapidly rebounding sales. Because of its fiercely loyal customer base and with increasing economic optimism, the owners are confident that 2021 sales will easily exceed 2020 which was up 4% over 2019 through mid-March (before Covid took hold).”
  8. Profitable Fast Casual Restaurant Can Convert MRB VA 1026 — “Great opportunity to own this fast casual restaurant in the heart of Alexandria. This restaurant is located in a busy shopping center along a heavy traffic road. The current owner of this restaurant is ABSENTEE and making approximately $140,000 a year. Menu can be converted to fit most concepts. Must see!”
  9. Riverview Festival restaurant — “Located right off a river; Increasingly richer demographics as luxurious condos are sprung up in a few blocks; Lease is solid and firm; Customers are turned away as the Restaurant has become the center of evening culture in town. Sales is way above 2019 level. Take your challenge and soar through as the opportunity allows a lot of rooms to grow. Established 30 years.”
  10. Well Established Dry Cleaning Business for Sale — “Dry Cleaners and sewing laundry for sale very safe and populated shopping center. Current owner planned to retire after 25 yrs of successful business. Customers and equipment’s well maintained.”
  11. Profitable Sandwich Shop in Prime Location MRB VA 1013 — “This profitable turn key deli located in a prime location of Alexandria VA is for sale to any qualified buyer. Surrounded by retail and residential on a main road with heavy walking traffic. This restaurant has a very strong following and highly rated on google reviews. The restaurant was completely renovated in 2016 with all brand new furniture, fixtures & high end equipment. The current owner averages a $50,000 cash flow plus salary while working limited hours. Do to family circumstances, the owner needs to sell. We are now looking for a new owner/operator to bring this business to the next level.”
  12. Specialty pizza in high-volume high-income area — “A neighborhood success centered around its high-quality stone oven with an array of alternative Mediterranean main courses, sandwiches and desserts, . The owner has created several of these locations in Northern Virginia and is ready to spin this one off to stand on its own while he focuses on bringing others to maturity.”
  13. Coin Laundry/Laundromats — “No Exception, Non-Disclosure must be signed in person meeting, No emailing signing. We can meet at anywhere in Fairfax county to sign NDA with appointment.”
  14. Well-established deli for sale — “Located in a great neighborhood, among many loyal customers. Serving over 40 years. Turnkey operation. Doing quite well during the pandemic. Plenty of room to improve. Currently has no marketing and delivery service. Not serving beer and wine. Seller will train new owner for a reasonable time period.”
  15. Mexican Restaurant in High Traffic Shopping Center – Can Convert! — “Great opportunity to take over an established restaurant in a high traffic shopping center. There is unlimited upside potential with this nicely equipped kitchen and fully built out space. A new owner could keep it as the current Mexican/Latino restaurant format or convert it to a new concept. The restaurant has excellent online reviews and is very popular with locals in Lorton, Fort Belvior, Springfield, and Newington area. This opportunity is priced to sell and it won’t last long”
  16. Asian Restaurant and Sushi Bar for Sale — “Established Business for Sale. Owner is looking to retire from business. All equipment is owned and in good condition, except the dishwasher is leased. Asking price is negotiable, send your offers!”
  17. Two Optometry Practices — “Two established Optical/Optometry stores for sale. Both locations have street frontage visibility, are located in upscale parts of town, and have high sales and cash flow.”

via BizBuySell

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Ready to buy a pastry shop or salon in Alexandria?

The latest listings on BizBuySell show all kinds of businesses for sale in and around Alexandria. Many are restaurants, which have been heavily impacted by the pandemic.

The website aggregates numerous business sale listings. The names and locations are generally left out, but there are exceptions.

Reasons for selling, when provided, typically do not mention economic hardship, but more often involve the owner retiring or not having time to actively run the business.

Here are some that are currently listed:

  1. Dry Cleaner & Laundry close to Amazon’s new Headquarters — “! Current well equipped 5,000 s.f. facility (Grandfathered in the region, which normally limits new dry cleaners to 3,000 s.f. maximum). Enjoys high 11′ ceilings in the production & conveyor areas. Can easily increase revenue by adding route sales and/or company pickup stores or commercial locker locations. Business is very well known & highly respected in their market area.”
  2. Free standing auto repair — “Busy Five bay, free standing auto repair business located on major road in the City of Alexandria. Densely populated high income area. This shop stays busy with a healthy fleet business as well repeat and new customers. Priced at only $150,000.”
  3. Beautiful Modern Laundromat for Sale — “Beautiful modern laundromat in a great location! 21st century laundromat with card system, customized folding tables, modern design, with high-powered energy efficient machines. Location is about 4000 SF located near many current and upcoming apartment complexes. Long-term 10 tear lease with 5 year option. This place is fully card operated and can be easily managed from home with one visit a week.”
  4. Hair salon for sale — “Established over 32 years, 17 with current owner. Located in a major brand grocery anchored shopping center. Good demographics. Exclusive right in the shopping center for hair and nail operations but focus on hair services right now. Staff and seller will stay if new owner desires. Currently 5-day operation but can expand to 6 or 7 to increase revenue. Excellent opportunity for both owner operators and/or investors.”
  5. Beautiful Hair & Nail Spa for Sale/Price Reduced — “Great opportunity!!! Serious Inquiries only. Beautiful and well established Hair & Nail Spa for Sale in a very busy shopping center. Seller is retiring after many successful years in the business. Beautiful & Very efficiently designed. 6 years old Spa. Established, loyal customers. Reasonable rent & excellent location. 10 Hair stations, 5 Dryers, 3 Shampoo stations, 8 Manicure Tables, 8 Pedicure chairs, 3 Waxing rooms, 2 Facial Rooms, 1 Body scrub. There is plenty of room to expand. Room to grow by improving social media and other marketing and adding massage service.”
  6. Fairlington Centre, previously hair salon — “Formerly a hair salon by the name of Primary Colors, a hair salon that was in business for twenty years. Now the space is open, and is still built out to be a hair salon, but the space can also be altered to become a different business.”
  7. Specialty Cafe, Bakery, and Bavarian Pastries — “This 32-year old neighborhood old pastry shop and cafe is standing tall with rapidly rebounding sales. Because of its fiercely loyal customer base and with increasing economic optimism, the owners are confident that 2021 sales will easily exceed 2020 which was up 4% over 2019 through mid-March (before Covid took hold).”
  8. Profitable Fast Casual Restaurant Can Convert MRB VA 1026 — “Great opportunity to own this fast casual restaurant in the heart of Alexandria. This restaurant is located in a busy shopping center along a heavy traffic road. The current owner of this restaurant is ABSENTEE and making approximately $140,000 a year. Menu can be converted to fit most concepts. Must see!”
  9. Riverview Festival restaurant — “Located right off a river; Increasingly richer demographics as luxurious condos are sprung up in a few blocks; Lease is solid and firm; Customers are turned away as the Restaurant has become the center of evening culture in town. Sales is way above 2019 level. Take your challenge and soar through as the opportunity allows a lot of rooms to grow. Established 30 years.”
  10. Well Established Dry Cleaning Business for Sale — “Dry Cleaners and sewing laundry for sale very safe and populated shopping center. Current owner planned to retire after 25 yrs of successful business. Customers and equipment’s well maintained.”
  11. Profitable Sandwich Shop in Prime Location MRB VA 1013 — “This profitable turn key deli located in a prime location of Alexandria VA is for sale to any qualified buyer. Surrounded by retail and residential on a main road with heavy walking traffic. This restaurant has a very strong following and highly rated on google reviews. The restaurant was completely renovated in 2016 with all brand new furniture, fixtures & high end equipment. The current owner averages a $50,000 cash flow plus salary while working limited hours. Do to family circumstances, the owner needs to sell. We are now looking for a new owner/operator to bring this business to the next level.”
  12. Specialty pizza in high-volume high-income area — “A neighborhood success centered around its high-quality stone oven with an array of alternative Mediterranean main courses, sandwiches and desserts, . The owner has created several of these locations in Northern Virginia and is ready to spin this one off to stand on its own while he focuses on bringing others to maturity.”
  13. Coin Laundry/Laundromats — “No Exception, Non-Disclosure must be signed in person meeting, No emailing signing. We can meet at anywhere in Fairfax county to sign NDA with appointment.”
  14. Well-established deli for sale — “Located in a great neighborhood, among many loyal customers. Serving over 40 years. Turnkey operation. Doing quite well during the pandemic. Plenty of room to improve. Currently has no marketing and delivery service. Not serving beer and wine. Seller will train new owner for a reasonable time period.”
  15. Mexican Restaurant in High Traffic Shopping Center – Can Convert! — “Great opportunity to take over an established restaurant in a high traffic shopping center. There is unlimited upside potential with this nicely equipped kitchen and fully built out space. A new owner could keep it as the current Mexican/Latino restaurant format or convert it to a new concept. The restaurant has excellent online reviews and is very popular with locals in Lorton, Fort Belvior, Springfield, and Newington area. This opportunity is priced to sell and it won’t last long”
  16. Asian Restaurant and Sushi Bar for Sale — “Established Business for Sale. Owner is looking to retire from business. All equipment is owned and in good condition, except the dishwasher is leased. Asking price is negotiable, send your offers!”
  17. Two Optometry Practices — “Two established Optical/Optometry stores for sale. Both locations have street frontage visibility, are located in upscale parts of town, and have high sales and cash flow.”

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Address: 701 Swann Avenue #ONE-504
Neighborhood: Potomac Yard
Listed: $997,900

Dylan Condominiums located in the heart of Potomac Yard! Just a 5-minute walk to the new Potomac Yard Metro and one stop to Reagan National Airport. A 5-minute Uber to Amazon HQ2. Easy access to D.C., Del Ray and Old Town.

This new luxury condominium offers a central location, sleek contemporary floor plans, exceptional amenities and impressive concierge service. Amenities include an on-site fitness center and yoga room, along with a luxurious sixth floor club room featuring a flat-screen TV, gas fireplace, multiple seating areas and a beautiful outdoor dining terrace with a grilling station. Included in the price for all residences will be underground garage parking, pet washing stations, bicycle storage, Amazon Hub lockers, a “makerspace” workshop, work-at-home business center conference room, and Butterfly Concierge system.

This spacious two-bedroom with a den residence offers 1,639 square feet and includes an impressive entrance foyer, a spacious living/dining room, gourmet kitchen with center island and wine refrigerator, den with pocket door and window, two bedrooms, two full baths, fabulous walk-in closets, powder room, laundry room, and a balcony.

Delivering September 2022. Register to schedule an early appointment. Dylan’s sales gallery is located at 2316 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22301; open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Listed by:
Ashley Muldoon
The Mayhood Company
571-970-0068
[email protected]
dylanva.com

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