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Sad news from another Alexandria institution... Atlantis Pizzeria and Family Restaurant in the Bradlee Shopping Center i...
01/17/2021
Atlantis Restaurant to Close

Sad news from another Alexandria institution... Atlantis Pizzeria and Family Restaurant in the Bradlee Shopping Center is closing.

Much-loved Bradlee Shopping Center restaurant was in business for 38 years.

Congrats to Delia's in Eisenhower East — the restaurant's kitchen will be used to help feed thousands of troops statione...
01/17/2021
Delia's Chosen to Prepare 15,000 Meals for National Guard Troops

Congrats to Delia's in Eisenhower East — the restaurant's kitchen will be used to help feed thousands of troops stationed in and around DC this week to secure the Presidential Inauguration. They are looking for volunteers to help!

Local restaurant selected to feed National Guard Troops stationed in and around the District for the Presidential Inauguration.

One of the most iconic photos of Coretta Scott King (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s wife) was taken by our own former Mayo...
01/16/2021
The Right Place, the Right Time

One of the most iconic photos of Coretta Scott King (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s wife) was taken by our own former Mayor Allison Silberberg — and it was a chance meeting. Here's the backstory:

The story behind one of the most iconic photos of Coretta Scott King, taken by former Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg.

Opening today! It's a beautiful restaurant. Plus, the food is amazing from what we've heard...
01/14/2021
Ada's On the River Opens Thursday in Alexandria

Opening today! It's a beautiful restaurant. Plus, the food is amazing from what we've heard...

ARP's latest restaurant concept is built around a custom wood-burning oven while drawing inspiration from the ingenuity of mathematician Ada Lovelace.

Alexandria City Public Schools has released an official poll as part of the process of choosing new names for T.C. Willi...
01/13/2021
Poll: Choose New Names for Matthew Maury, T.C. Williams Schools

Alexandria City Public Schools has released an official poll as part of the process of choosing new names for T.C. Williams and Matthew Maury schools. Some of the options are interesting — take a look and take the poll!

Alexandria City Public Schools officials have released an official poll for residents to weigh in on possible school names.

St. Elmo's Coffee Pub opened its second location Saturday in Old Town.
01/10/2021
St. Elmo's Opens Second Location

St. Elmo's Coffee Pub opened its second location Saturday in Old Town.

The new Old Town North coffee shop has a different feel than the original.

A new restaurants and a new coworking space from ALX Community are coming to The Atrium building in Old Town.
01/06/2021
Coworking, Food Market and Restaurants Coming to The Atrium

A new restaurants and a new coworking space from ALX Community are coming to The Atrium building in Old Town.

ALX Community, Mae’s Market & Café and Virginia’s Darling Restaurant will open on South Washington Street later this year.

Update: 9:30 p.m. - The addition of Inova Alexandria Hospital could be the critical component in making redevelopment pl...
01/05/2021
Landmark Mall Redevelopment: ‘It’s Different This Time’

Update: 9:30 p.m. - The addition of Inova Alexandria Hospital could be the critical component in making redevelopment plans a reality. Story:
https://alexandrialivingmagazine.com/news/landmark-mall-redevelopment-community-meeting-jan4/

Original 7 p.m. post: Alexandria is hosting a community meeting now regarding the Landmark Mall development. Tune in here!

Relocation of Inova Alexandria Hospital will provide stability and support for area retail in the new Landmark development.

We have a better idea now of what's planned for Oakville Triangle — here's what Inova and Stonebridge are planning.
01/04/2021
Detailed Plans for Oakville Triangle Go Before City Council

We have a better idea now of what's planned for Oakville Triangle — here's what Inova and Stonebridge are planning.

Developers are moving forward with site layout plans and permits for the Inova Healthplex and two multifamily buildings.

Good news for two dogs we had in our email newsletter last month!
01/01/2021

Good news for two dogs we had in our email newsletter last month!

We were going to make it our new year's resolution to find Princesa and Chaquira the best home, but...well, they already did it! Our bonded Super Senior pair found their new family in time for New Year's Eve, and we and the team at @truefaithfulpetrescuemission couldn't be more excited for them. We can't wait to see what 2021 brings for this new family!

Picking up dinner from Mia's Italian Kitchen in Old Town? Make sure you pick up a free copy of the January/February issu...
12/30/2020

Picking up dinner from Mia's Italian Kitchen in Old Town? Make sure you pick up a free copy of the January/February issue of Alexandria Living Magazine, too! They're available near the brick oven. Remember, you can always sign up for home delivery for less than $15/year at www.alexandrialivingmagazine.com/subscribe.

A long-time Alexandria institution may not be reopening — Bilbo Baggins, the restaurant and pub, is for sale.
12/29/2020
After 40 Years, Bilbo Baggins Closes Its Doors

A long-time Alexandria institution may not be reopening — Bilbo Baggins, the restaurant and pub, is for sale.

Historic Alexandria building, home to now-closed Bilbo Baggins Restaurant and Pub, is for sale.

A New Year's Eve unlike any other... to kick a year like any other to the curb. Here are some ideas for celebrating the ...
12/28/2020
New Year’s Eve at Home: 5 Ideas

A New Year's Eve unlike any other... to kick a year like any other to the curb. Here are some ideas for celebrating the end of 2020 at home!

Say goodbye to 2020 from the comfort and safety of your home — while still having fun!

Mixed reviews for Wonder Woman 1984. What did you think about it? Leave your review here!
12/28/2020
Wonder Woman 1984 Opens to Mixed Reviews

Mixed reviews for Wonder Woman 1984. What did you think about it? Leave your review here!

Rotten Tomatoes reviewers take issue with the script, but fans say it's still a fun movie.

Because of Covid-19, there has been a significant increase in cases of hunger. This year, McEnearney Associates has part...
12/23/2020
McEnearney Associates

Because of Covid-19, there has been a significant increase in cases of hunger. This year, McEnearney Associates has partnered with the Capital Area Food Bank to help provide good, healthy food to people struggling with hunger and food insecurity. McEnearney Associates has committed to a matching grant of $20,000. If we raise $40,000, it will provide 80,000 meals for people in need. Now more than ever, they need our support. Please follow us, repost, and share to spread the word. Click on this link to donate now: bit.ly/MCECAFB

McEnearney Associates is proud to partner with Capital Area Food Bank to help provide good, healthy food to people struggling with hunger and food insecurity. With the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a significant increase in cases of hunger.  Now more than ever, they need our support. ...

The NEW Inova Alexandria Hospital and Trauma Center will not be taking up all 52 acres at Landmark. What's the plan for ...
12/23/2020
The ‘Leftover’ Acres: What Else is Coming to Landmark Mall?

The NEW Inova Alexandria Hospital and Trauma Center will not be taking up all 52 acres at Landmark. What's the plan for the rest of the space? Here's what we know...

The new, larger Inova Alexandria Hospital at Landmark will not take up the entire site. What else is coming?

Huge news for Alexandria's West End — Inova is going to be developing a major new health complex at the Landmark Mall pr...
12/22/2020
Inova to Build New Development at Landmark Mall Property

Huge news for Alexandria's West End — Inova is going to be developing a major new health complex at the Landmark Mall property.

Inova to Build New Development at Landmark Mall Property by Beth Lawton Dec. 22, 2020 4:11 p.m. RSS Print Local health company Inova will be developing a significant portion of the Landmark Mall property, Inova announced tonight. "A joint venture that includes Foulger-Pratt, The Howard Hughes Corpor...

The American Horticultural Society says that having its 27-acre River Farm property open to the public was "not a requir...
12/22/2020
Public Access to River Farm 'Not Binding,' AHS Says

The American Horticultural Society says that having its 27-acre River Farm property open to the public was "not a requirement or condition of the donation" that allowed them to purchase it decades ago. The Northern Virginia Conservation Trust (NVCT) is trying to secure funding to buy it.

The American Horticultural Society released a statement Tuesday to clear up what they call misinformation about the sale of River Farm.

The long-awaited Wonder Woman 1984, part of which was filmed at Alexandria's Landmark Mall, is coming out on Christmas D...
12/21/2020
Wonder Woman 1984 Set for Christmas Release

The long-awaited Wonder Woman 1984, part of which was filmed at Alexandria's Landmark Mall, is coming out on Christmas Day!

The movie, filmed in part in Alexandria, will be available through streaming service HBO Max.

Don't want to spend this week in the kitchen? Here are the restaurants offering holiday meals to-go this week!
12/21/2020
Christmas at Home: To-Go Meals for the Holidays

Don't want to spend this week in the kitchen? Here are the restaurants offering holiday meals to-go this week!

Don't want to be stuck in the kitchen this week? Here's where to order your holiday meals.

Last-minute shopping? Pick up a free early copy of the January issue of Alexandria Living while you stop by the Made in ...
12/20/2020

Last-minute shopping? Pick up a free early copy of the January issue of Alexandria Living while you stop by the Made in ALX Holiday Pop-Up Shop at 106 N. Lee St. Sunday until 1 p.m. Lots of gift ideas here... or gift yourself!

Often, the real estate market starts to slow down in the holiday season. But not in Alexandria this year... Even a Caps ...
12/18/2020
Alexandria Real Estate Market Continues to Move Fast

Often, the real estate market starts to slow down in the holiday season. But not in Alexandria this year... Even a Caps player sold his house!

Several homes have sold for more than $4 million since October, including the home of a Washington Caps player.

Lena's has turned its upstairs loft into an Alpine Ski Lodge for the winter!
12/17/2020
Lena's Turns Loft into an Alpine Oasis

Lena's has turned its upstairs loft into an Alpine Ski Lodge for the winter!

The restaurant, known for its summer outdoor dining, has created a new space for winter.

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Bagels & Bach Concert – December 1 Do you love classical music, but it is difficult to attend a concert because you have to find a babysitter? Or if you go to a concert, it might be too long and your children will not be able to sit through it. Attend one of the “Bagels and Bach” Concerts on the First Sunday of each month. You will enjoy classical, your children will begin to learn how to appreciate classical music and a light brunch, what better way to enjoy a Sunday morning? Doors open at 11 a.m., concert begins at 11:30 a.m. The Provázek Quartet will be featured at the December 1 concert. Musicians showcased are: Violin - Mia Lunati and Leah Nickelsburg; Viola - Eliza Medearis; and Cello - Kristianson Dillon. Tickets are $9. Children 5 years and under are free. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult. To purchase tickets (alexandriava.gov/webtrac), enter in as guest and click on the program you wish to attend. Tickets are also available at the door. For more information or to request reasonable disability accommodation for any of these programs, contact [email protected] or 703.746.5565, Virginia Relay 711. About the Artists Provázek Quartet The Provázek Quartet is a professional youth string ensemble performing traditional, romantic, classical and modern music in the Washington, DC metropolitan region. Its members are Mia Lunati (violin), Leah Nickelsburg (violin), Eliza Medearis (viola) and Kristian Dillon (cello). The group formed in the Spring of 2015 with a common goal to challenge themselves to play great music. The members share enthusiasm for romantic compositions and fun music, like tangos and adaptations of popular music. The quartet can be found playing and competing against other talented musicians in the greater Washington, DC area. Their professional engagements include weddings, holiday gatherings, celebrations, and regular "Mornings with Mozart" performances at Nook childrens' play centers.
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What fun now for this coming hot weather season.!!!