Alexandria, VA

Bonjour ya’ll, a new restaurant called French & Southern is headed to 1625 King Street, just a couple blocks east of the King Street Metro station.

The restaurant is planned to face King Street on the ground floor of the new Hyatt Centric Old Town Alexandria, currently under construction and scheduled to open with the rest of the hotel in January 2020.

The restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner with a menu that reflects a range of influences from Paris to the American South, according to Visit Alexandria. It will operate from 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

Pending an ABC permit, plans for the restaurant also include cocktails in the evenings. Hyatt’s website describes the restaurant’s vibe as “elegant yet casual.”

Once it’s open, the hotel will have 124 hotel rooms and 10,000 square feet of office space, according to the Alexandria Times.

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Morning Notes

New Hotel Opening in Old Town — “The New Hyatt Centric in Alexandria is accepting reservations for March 1, 2020. The hotel, at 1611 King St., will have a restaurant on site. It will have 124 rooms. The hotel will be pet-friendly and include a fitness center.” [Alexandria Living]

Local Zip Code Among State’s Priciest for Renters — “Alexandria, one of the most competitive real estate markets, is also one of the state’s priciest for renting an apartment… Alexandria’s zip code 22314 is the eighth most expensive in Virginia. The average $2,145 rent has a 3.8 percent year-over-year change.” [Patch]

Wreath-Laying for Fallen Firefighters — “The Alexandria Fire Department will observe National Fire Prevention Week on Friday, October 11 with a memorial service and wreath laying at 11 a.m. The solemn ceremony is held each year at Ivy Hill Cemetery, located at 2823 King St., to honor those who have died in the line of duty and members of the Fire Department who have passed away during the preceding 12 months.” [City of Alexandria, Twitter]

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