The City of Alexandria is giving the green light to its $75 million Duke Street transit project, dubbed “Duke Street in Motion” — and it’s reaching out to residents to gather feedback. The city said the Duke Street corridor project will include improvements from the Landmark Mall to the King Street Metro station. It expects the planning and design study to take 18 months. Continue reading "$75M Duke Street Transit Project Planning Launched By Alexandria"
Brian Hooks wants to change the country – but not by himself. An Alexandria resident, Hooks was named one of Time Magazine’s next 100 most influential people in the world in February for his work as the chief executive officer of nonprofit Stand Together. The name of his organization is apt. Stand Together aims to address some of the country’s biggest challenges – everything from poverty to criminal justice reform – by collaborating with and providing resources to community-based organizations and entrepreneurs across the country. Continue reading "Brian Hooks Of Alexandria Named To Time100 Next list"
Alexandria Wedding Showcase will be held from April 17 to 24 virtually and also in various locations. Continue reading "Participate In Alexandria Wedding Showcase"
A food tech company based in Arlington, Virginia, distributed 6,000 chef-prepared meals to those in need Wednesday. HUNGRY hosted the free drive-thru event from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Central United Methodist Church Parking Lot at 4201 Fairfax Drive in Arlington. Continue reading "HUNGRY Distributed Free Meals In Arlington"
After two years, construction on the Arlington Memorial Bridge is over. Work cones were removed, and all six lanes and both sidewalks opened for use. The $227 million renovation project was undertaken by both the National Park Service and Federal Highway Administration to rehabilitate the 88-year-old bridge, the first complete rehab in its history. Continue reading "Arlington Memorial Bridge Reopens"
Two years ago, Amazon announced it was building a second headquarters, known as HQ2, with a promise to hire 25,000 new employees in Crystal City. Amazon planned to hold a low-key, socially distanced ceremony Monday afternoon to cut the ribbon on the last building it plans to lease while construction continues on a pair of 22-story towers just west of Richmond Highway. Continue reading "Two Years Since The Announcement Of Amazon’s HQ2"
Arlington National Cemetery reopened to the public last month. It is now planning to allow visitors to see one of the most famous sites on the grounds. President John F. Kennedy Gravesite will permit visitors again starting Saturday. However, people won’t be allowed to roam freely past the site. The pedestrian traffic will be restricted to one-way only. Continue reading "Arlington National Cemetery To Reopen JFK’s Gravesite"
Shopping bags are lined up at six-foot intervals at the Lubber Run Farmer’s Market at Barrett Elementary on Saturday morning at 8 a.m. This is the third year of operation for the Lubber Run Market, the newest Farmer’s market in the Arlington area. A volunteer directs shoppers to the unidirectional flow, with 25 people at a time allowed in the market. Continue reading "Lubber Run Farmer’s Market Continues Its Services Mid-Pandemic"
The award-winning BBQ competition pitmaster is getting his first brick-and-mortar Virginia restaurant opened after pandemic-related delays and redesigns. Smokecraft Modern Barbecue will open July 31 in Arlington’s Clarendon neighborhood, at 1051 N. Highland St. It will occupy the space formerly occupied by Citizen Burger Bar. Continue reading "Smokecraft Modern Barbecue Opens In Arlington"
Residents walked down the middle of the 100 block of King Street and outdoor restaurant seating extended onto sidewalks and parking spaces as it opened for the business. The city closed the block to vehicular traffic in order to make room for more outdoor dining at restaurants that have struggled in recent months because of the coronavirus pandemic.Continue reading "King Street Opened For Business In Alexandria"