Alexandria, VA – The Alexandria City Council has a busy public hearing this Tuesday. It will be the last Council meeting until Sept. 2.
Council will decide whether to allow firearms on city property. The proposed amendment to Chapter 3 of Title 2 of the Code of Virginia would apply to all 17 city buildings, as well as city parks. If approved, the ordinance would become effective on July 1, 2020.
The amendment was proposed in Council’s June 25 legislative session last month after Council unanimously passed a resolution calling for its creation. The legislation comes in the wake of the fatal shooting on May 31 in Virginia Beach, which killed 12 people and prompted Governor Ralph Northam to call a special session of the Virginia General Assembly to look at the contentious issue of gun control in the Commonwealth.
Scott Shaw’s Stovall Street Food Hall
That was fast! Just two weeks after the Planning Commission’s approval, City Council will determine whether Scott Shaw’s proposed food hall should be allowed to be built at 200 Stovall Street in Carlyle.
The building was constructed in 1969 and for years was occupied as a warehouse by the General Services Administration.
The Stovall Street Food Hall would accommodate live entertainment, sell liquor, beer, and wine and be open until 1 a.m. on weekends and midnight throughout the week. The 13,130-square-foot space would be able to hold nearly 600 people and accommodate a dozen food vendors, which will sell food and drinks in disposable paper cups and plates and utensils. Each vendor would be allowed to have three employees working on-site, adding up to 36 total employees working at the facility at any given time.