Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Backyard ceremony in Rosemont featured in the New York Times.
The wedding of Rosemont resident Rosa Brooks to her husband Lt. Col. Joseph Mouer was featured in the Sunday Style section of the New York Times this week. The wedding, which took place in the backyard of Brooks’ home in June, was part of an article titled “The Smaller, Cheaper, Just-For-Us Wedding” about the growing trend of lower-key nuptial celebrations. “For us, it was like a dinner party, but with a ring and someone to marry you,” Brooks told the Times. The wedding took just two weeks to plan and was catered by a local restaurant. Guests included about a dozen family members and a pair of canines. A photo accompanying the Times piece shows the couple and guests in front of playground equipment belonging to Brooks’ children. The Times …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Alexandria resident Bitaywork Debebe arrested and charged with one count of receiving stolen property.
Alexandria resident Bitaywork Debebe was arrested around noon Thursday in connection with recent burglaries in the Rosemont area. The Alexandria Police Department executed a search warrant in the 800 block of Pendleton Street and arrested and charged Debebe, 25, with one count of receiving stolen property. Police said additional charges may be forthcoming. The investigation into the recent string of Rosemont burglaries is ongoing. Earlier this week, the APD arrested Alexandria resident Vincent Edward Evans in connection to two burglaries—one in the 300 block of W. Masonic View Avenue and another in the 100 block of E. Linden Street. Related Content:
Monday, August 6, 2012
Alexandria resident Vincent Edward Evans facing numerous charges.
Alexandria Police arrested city resident Vincent Edward Evans, 20, in connection with a series of burglaries and larcenies from vehicles that occurred in and around Rosemont over the past several months. Detectives executed a search warrant on Evans’ residence on Monday and recovered evidence. Evans was taken into custody and charged with two burglaries—one in the 300 block of W. Masonic View Avenue and another in the 100 block of E. Linden Street. Evans has been charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of grand larceny, two counts of grand larceny with intent to sell, two counts of conspiring to commit burglary and two counts of conspiring to commit grand larceny. The suspect was also charged with one count of petit larceny and …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Market will begin restaurant service and be open until 11 p.m.
Grape + Bean Rosemont received approval on its restaurant permit from Alexandria City Council on Saturday, almost three months after the establishment opened its gourmet market operation on E. Walnut Street. The permit calls for restaurant service similar to that found at Grape + Bean’s Old Town location, with a menu featuring cheese and charcuterie plates, sandwiches, salads and desserts. Beer and wine will be sold for on-premise consumption. The restaurant will have 24 indoor seats and 36 outdoor seats when the weather is nice. The permit says Grape + Bean will move to a seven-days-a-week schedule and be open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. On Saturday, two nearby residents expressed concerns over the hours of operation, noise and anticipated …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Four years of renovation lead to livable space in historic Rosemont home.
There was something about the 1917 American farmhouse style house on 210 North View Terrace in Rosemont that attracted Sydnye Pettengill Wiley and her husband, Bill Wiley. The couple, then living in Burke with their two daughters, longed to return to the more urban lifestyle near the Old Town Alexandria area, when they saw the three-level, six-bedroom home at an open house in 1999. “It was a gorgeous neighborhood, and everything was abloom….The house was on a hill and had a nice presence,” said Sydnye, owner of the design firm, Sydnye Pettengill ASID Interior Design. “It was not in great shape, and it was all chopped up with small rooms, like a rabbit warren, but we were captivated by the high ceilings and beautiful old house features.” …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wine and coffee market to add morning hours later this spring.
Grape + Bean Rosemont is open for business. The wine and coffee market located at 2 E. Walnut St. is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. According to the Grape + Bean website, these are the market’s initial hours of operation. Earlier morning hours will be added at a later date. Like Grape + Bean on South Royal Street in Old Town, the store features artisanal and local products, including a variety of small-produced wines, craft beers, coffee and tea. The market also carries organic milk, eggs, cheeses and handmade breads. “We think our new store will be an upgrade with the neighborhood and a little more in line with people’s preferences,” Grape + Bean co-owner David Gwathmey told Patch in July. “We hope to be a …
Friday, July 22, 2011
Owners plan to open a market in Alexandria's Rosemont neighborhood.
Grape + Bean plans to open a market in Alexandria’s Rosemont neighborhood that will be a “high quality low pretense place,” according to co-owner David Gwathmey. The building at 2 E. Walnut Street is currently Rosemont Park Market, a convenience store owned by Tung Fat Lau, who is a member of the third Chinese immigrant family to own the store, according to Gwathmey. Gwathmey grew up in Del Ray, worked his way through the public school system and says he feels very connected with the community. He and Grape + Bean co-owner Sheera Rosenfeld recently moved to Old Town from Del Ray. “We think our new store will be an upgrade with the neighborhood and a little more in line with people’s preferences,” Gwathmey said. “We hope to be a …