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Top 10 Stories From Around The Web: Alexandria

Top 10 Stories From Around The Web: Alexandria
The Athenaeum in the Old Town neighborhood of Alexandria, Va.

1. Wegmans will open an 84K SF grocery store in the Hoffman Town Center in Alexandria’s Carlyle neighborhood, taking up 40% of the 210K SF of retail in StoneBridgeCarras' mixed-use development.

2. The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection will be demolished and replaced with 100 affordable multifamily units in Alexandria’s West End.

3. Alexandria Vice Mayor Justin Wilson, who has served on the city council for three terms, announced last month that he would run for mayor against fellow Democrat and incumbent Mayor Allison Silberberg, who is serving her first term.

4. A painting of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was transferred from Alexandria’s city council chambers to the Lyceum history museum.

5. Floor & Decor, a hard surface flooring specialty retailer, opened a 94K SF store with 40 employees last month at 4607 Eisenhower Ave.

6. The team behind the established Alexandria bar Union Street Public House is opening The Whiskey Bar. The 1,200 SF bar’s menu will feature handcrafted whiskey- and bourbon-based cocktails.

7. Old Town Alexandria has initiated a pilot program to limit street parking durations for visitors in an attempt to improve parking space availability for residents.

8. PN Hoffman’s massive mixed-use Wharf is a mixed bag for Alexandria's businesses and tourism industry.

9. The owner of Red Barn Mercantile, Amy Rutherford, will open a second shop called Penny Post, which will sell paper products in the Old Town Boutique District.

10. Alexandria’s U.S. Patent and Trademark Office served as the venue for a fundraiser for Stop Child Abuse Now. The event’s 300 guests raised over $140K for the cause.