Monday, November 5, 2012
The retail store is being forced to leave after a new landlord would not renew its lease. The store's owner hopes to find a new location and reopen in the spring.
Mindful Hands, which has been located on lower King Street for 16 years, is leaving its space and looking for a new spot. The store at 211 King Street was asked to vacate by the end of this month by a new landlord after its previous landlord, Robert Dreifus, passed away in early January. Mindful Hands’ lease ended in August, but owner Sally Scime said she was only recently notified that the store must vacate. The new landlord is the trustee of the Dreifus estate. “Our previous landlord was a big supporter of small businesses and grew up in Old Town,” Scime told Patch. “He remembered when Old Town was all mom-and-pop stores. He had his own small business and knew how hard it is to make a living in a small shop.” Dreifus had not raised their…
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Your local source for the scoop on family friendly resources and fun on a budget.
Here is our weekly round-up of events and deals in and around town: FAIR TRADE RUGS BOATING SAFETY FLEA MARKET THE ARTS MEDITATION Know of a good deal? Tell us about it! If your business or organization offers great deals for families, tell us about it so we can help spread the word. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit deals, discounts and offers here.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
There is so much for kids to do in and around Old Town this fall - whether you want to commit to a 10-week session of classes or just a workshop.
One of the best things about living in Old Town Alexandria is the availability of fantastic after school and weekend classes for our children. There is so much beyond Saturday morning soccer and ballet! Here is a sampling of offerings in our area this fall: After School Programs at Mindful Hands – Writopia! Creative Workshops for Kids and Teens as well as Whole Me! Yoga and Dance Movement After School Program. Check the Mindful Hands website for dates and times. Art at the Center – Drawing, painting, and printmaking! Classes for children of all ages are offered here. There will be an Open House on Sept. 14 from 1 p.m. -3 p.m. The Art League of Alexandria - Children ages 5 and up can take beginning to more advanced classes like Mastering …