Taco Bamba will open a new location just outside Alexandria city limits. The Landmark neighborhood will get a Taco Bamba location this fall at 6259 Little River Turnpike. This will be Taco Bamba's sixth location in Northern Virginia and seventh total. The announcement follows a June 4 opening in Rockville, Maryland. Other locations are Vienna, Falls Church, Springfield, Fairfax, and Arlington. Continue reading "New Location Of Taco Bamba To Open In Landmark"
The City of Alexandria is considering uses for American Rescue Plan Act federal funding and will hold virtual meetings on potential projects and programs. The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 signed by President Joe Biden in March includes $130.2 billion to local governments for COVID-19 pandemic recovery. The funding Alexandria will receive isn't finalized yet, but the city expects an allocation between $30 million and $60 million. Continue reading "Use Of American Rescue Plan Act Funding Considered By Alexandria"
King & Rye's Cocktail Garden will be held from April 21 through summer 2021 at King & Rye, 480 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Continue reading "Enjoy King & Rye’s Cocktail Garden"
As diamonds are formed out of intense heat and pressure, the faces behind some of the most recognizable businesses in Alexandria have found a way to navigate the challenges of working together while keeping their love alive. As Valentine’s Day approaches, the owners of The HomeGrown Restaurant Group share their secrets to maintaining both a successful business and happy relationship. Continue reading "What Owners Of The HomeGrown Restaurant Group Says About Their Relationship"
Inova Health System will be relocating its Alexandria hospital to the large-scale, long underdeveloped Landmark Mall site on the city’s West End as part of an agreement between Inova, the city, and several major developers, according to a news release. Continue reading "Landmark Mall To Be Relocated By Inova Alexandria Hospital"
The annual Alexandria Film Festival returned this year in a virtual format, allowing viewers to enjoy a collection of works without going to the theater. While many of the festival’s films debuted last weekend, tickets and passes are still available for those who wish to screen any of the 45 films in the program. Sales remain open through Thanksgiving Day, and viewing expires on Black Friday. Continue reading "Virtual Film Screenings Offered By Alexandria Film Festival"
The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra has announced the seven recipients of its micro-grant program on Monday. The grant-funded projects will aim to accomplish one of a number of specific goals. The projects must be completed by June 2021, according to a news release. Continue reading "Grant Winners Announced By Alexandria Symphony Orchestra"
Iris Nijbroek, an eighth-grader at Mark Twain MS, pulled out her recipe book this summer and started cooking to raise funds for the Black Lives Matter movement. This resulted in the creation of the Racial Justice Bake Shop, where there are 11 items on the menu ranging from Key Lime Pie to Banana Bread to raise funds for various civil rights groups. Continue reading "Mark Twain MS Student Cooks To raise Funds For Black Lives Matter Movement"
$16,000 has been raised by the Rotary Club of Alexandria for local nonprofits through its third annual Flags for Heroes program. It a display of 200 flags along the George Washington Parkway at Cedar Knoll Restaurant. Continue reading "Rotary Club of Alexandria Raises $16,000 Through Flags For Heroes Program"
An Arlington family turned to interior designer Elena Eskandari when they grew tired of their home’s cramped, dark kitchen. They wanted her to modernize and expand it while creating a space for entertaining. Continue reading "Elena Eskandari Revamps An Arlington Kitchen"