Here are some of this week's important, interesting and fun stories concerning Alexandria and its people.
From Alexandria Patch sites:
Report: Alexandria Eyes Art Museum for Old Town Waterfront — By Drew Hansen
The Virginia Museum of Fine Artscollection might someday grace the Old Town Alexandria waterfront.
Museum officials have been in preliminary talks with developerCityInterests about building an annex as part of a mixed-use development at the Robinson Terminal North site, according to The Washington Post.
D.C.-based CityInterests was recently named the contract buyer of the north warehouse property, which was previously owned by The Washington Post Co.
The VFMA was not named as a partner in the deal.
CityInterests officials had previously said they seek to build a boutique hotel with accompanying residential and retail at the site, which is located at 1 Oronoco St.
- Government Shutdown Postpones Wilson Bridge Half Marathon — By Drew Hansen
- Human Rights Commission Holds Meeting Discussing Shooting of Taft Sellers — By Drew Hansen
- ZipCar Expands Fleet to On-Street Spaces in Old Town — By Drew Hansen
- Coming Soon to Del Ray: SewLab — By Drew Hansen
- Packing Up the Old Town Travelodge — By Drew Hansen
- Fibre Space Offering Free Knitting For Workers Impacted by Government Shutdown — By Drew Hansen
- Flu Season Already in Swing in Northern Virginia, DC — By Beth Lawton
- Alexandria Police Arrest 18 in Alcohol Compliance Operation — By Drew Hansen
- Free YMCA Workouts for Furloughed Feds — By Drew Hansen
- Pork Barrel BBQ Offering Government Shutdown Deal — By Drew Hansen
- Alexandria Police Arrest Two for Drunk Driving — By Drew Hansen
- Police Reports: Motor Scooter Thefts in the Del Ray Area — By Drew Hansen
- Police Reports: Thefts, Narcotics Arrests in Old Town — By Drew Hansen
- T.C. Williams Tops Woodson in Patriot District Opener — By Drew Hansen
Waterfront Plan Critics Shift Focus — by Derrick Perkins, Alexandria Times
After a long and bitter struggle, even the staunchest opponents of the city’s waterfront redevelopment plan admit that they lost the battle to craft the blueprint of the shoreline’s future. But they’re not giving up the ship.
“The plan was just basically words on paper and pretty pictures,” said Bert Ely, a leading member of Friends of the Alexandria Waterfront, which formed out of efforts to first amend and later derail the redevelopment roadmap. “Now we’re really getting into the meat of things. If you will, the plan was preface. Now we’re into the book.”
- Former Alexandria Candidate Accused of Impersonating Officer — by Rachel Weiner, The Washington Post
- Port City Mostly Unfazed by Government Shutdown — by Erich Wagner, Alexandria Times
- Old Town Theater Temporarily Shuttered for Overhaul — by Derrick Perkins, Alexandria Times
- Healthy Advice: Alfred Street Baptist Church’s Community Fair Offers Screenings, Immunizations and Seminars — by Jeanne Theismann, Alexandria Gazette Packet
- Shutdown Leaves Federal Workers With Time, But No Access To Popular Va. Trail — by Michael Lee Pope, WAMU.org
- TWU, Alexandria Taxi Workers Alliance Withdraw Proposal From Consideration By Taxi Task Force — by Carla Branch, AlexandriaNews.org
- Never Built: CIA Headquarters in Alexandria — By Tom, GhostsofDC.org