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Huge Waterfront Restaurant, T.C. Williams Tennis Courts and The Christmas Attic

Plus, a tree-lighting in Del Ray and the opening of "A Christmas Carol" at the Little Theatre of Alexandria.

Alexandria's tree in Market Square (Photo credit: Drew Hansen)
Alexandria's tree in Market Square (Photo credit: Drew Hansen)

A quick look at the week ahead in Alexandria:

Blackwall Hitch — Alexandria’s Planning Commission will consider a proposal to build the 450-seat Blackwall Hitch restaurant at the Torpedo Factory Food Pavilion at its 7 p.m. meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at City Hall. The proposal calls for a multi-million dollar overhaul of the building, maintaining glass for vistas of the waterfront and utilizing much of the outdoor area for patio dining. On the ground floor, there are plans for retractable glass walls. Upstairs, there will be a mezzanine lounge. For more on the plans for the restaurant, see: Blackwall Hitch Restaurant Planned for Torpedo Factory Food Pavilion  

Tennis Courts at T.C. Williams — Also at Tuesday’s Planning Commission meeting, plans will be considered to build six lighted tennis courts at the T.C. Williams High School campus between King Street and the school’s parking structure. The courts are expected to be open to the public when not being used by students.

Del Ray Tree Lighting and Luminarias — If you missed Alexandria’s city tree lighting over the weekend, Del Ray will host its annual community tree lighting at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 at the corner of Mount Vernon and E. Oxford avenues. The event will include carols, a visit from Santa and hundreds of luminarias along Mount Vernon Avenue in honor of the late Nancy Dunning.

The Christmas Attic’s Advent Calendar ArtThe Christmas Attic (125 S. Union St.) will reveal a new piece of advent art featuring a variety of holiday creations by local organizations and artists through Dec. 25. The art is placed on the exterior of the shop to form of an advent calendar. The first piece was installed Sunday. The canvases of advent art will be available for auction with proceeds benefitting local nonprofit The Reading Connection.

"A Christmas Carol" — The Little Theatre of Alexandria (600 Wolfe St.) debuts its new performance of the holiday classic from Charles Dickens at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5. Tickets are $15 and performances run through Dec. 22. Ticket and showtime info available on the Little Theatre of Alexandria website.

Jay December 02, 2013 at 07:48 AM
Drew, Thanks for the update. 450-seater, wow. That makes me wonder what is largest restaurant currently in Old Town/Greater Old Town. I'm guessing the Chart House but not sure.
Drew Hansen (Editor) December 02, 2013 at 11:38 AM
Thanks for reading, Jay. I would say the Chart House is the largest, but that's just a guess.

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