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Mount Vernon’s Blue Room Reopens October 7

Seven-month restoration finally finished The Blue Room in the Mount Vernon Mansion will reopen October 7, marking the completion of a major seven-month restoration. Guided by new research and investigation, this bedchamber’s dramatic transformation includes reproduction French wallpaper, cream-painted woodwork, and a bedstead draped in a striking blue-printed cotton.

Alexandria Refinances General Obligation Bonds Saving $10.6 million

On September 7, the City of Alexandria completed refinancing of $113 million of outstanding City general obligation bonds to lower interest rates.  The new bonds were rated AAA/Aaa by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s Investors Service and were sold at a very low overall 1.935 percent true interest cost — one of the lowest rates […]

New ‘Little Free Library’ at Everly-Wheatley

People around the world have embraced the idea of free “take a book, return a book” exchange programs affectionately known as “Little Free Libraries”  Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home at 1500 W. Braddock Rd. Alexandria, VA 22302 recently established, and become official stewards of a Little Free Library to offer a way to promote a sense of […]

Alexandria City Manager Recommends Ending Consideration of Old Town Business Improvement District

Old Town Alexandria Business Owners Divided and Jinks says, “Now is not the Time” Based on feedback from members of the BID Exploratory Committee, has recommended that City Council no longer further consider a proposed Old Town Business Improvement District (BID) at this time. This action follows City Council’s request in June for a specific […]

Renowned Yarn Shop fibre space™ Expands & Permanently Ties the Knot in Alexandria

Boutique Purchased Historic Flatiron Building Transforming It Into A Yarn Haven Popular yarn boutique fibre space, today announced they have officially landed in their new Alexandria location.  In July, owner Danielle Romanetti purchased 1319 Prince Street the only known historic flatiron building in the city that sits at the corner of Commerce Street, Prince Street […]

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