ALX in the News: Week of January 6th
By: Alexander Cline
In the News
Highlighting news featuring businesses in Alexandria and events around the City each week- whether you are starting a business in Alexandria, or are already part of our community, stay on top of local economic development interest items here!
EACH MONTH, CHECK OUT “GROWING IN ALEXANDRIA,” AN AEDP BLOG SERIES THAT FOCUSES ON BUSINESSES AROUND THE CITY.
Happy New Year! Happy new decade, in fact. And what better way to start the new year than with a trailblazing business. We took a trip out to the Eisenhower Valley to sit down with Lillian Chao-Quinlan, President of Sportrock Climbing Centers, which is one of the founding climbing gyms in the country! Check it out today on the blog!
REAL ESTATE & DEVELOPMENT
- Conversion of Hotel to Condos Begins in Alexandria – Alexandria Living Magazine
- What to watch in 2020: In economic development, it’s housing and HQ2 deja vu – Washington Business Journal [Feat. AJ Jackson and Brandy Salmon]
- Priorities: Alexandria Planning Commission to Approve Timeline on City Plans and Studies – ALX Now
- Virginia lawmaker looks to expand open-container law for shopping centers – Washington Business Journal
- Alexandria’s newest condo to be named after Glebe Road — but fancier – Washington Business Journal
ECONOMY & COMMUNITY
- N. Va. leaders lay out their General Assembly wish lists. Here’s where they all agree. – Washington Business Journal
- Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson Talks Priorities for 2020 – Alexandria Living Magazine
- ‘You’re chefs! This is a kitchen!’ It’s also a school cafeteria. That doesn’t mean the food has to be bland or frozen. – Washington Post
- Virginia and Maryland both got healthier in 2019 – Washington Business Journal
- Top 5 things to do in Alexandria – FOX5DC
- 2020 Vision: The Top 20 Destinations You Should Be Traveling to Next Year – Departures [Feat. Alexandria, VA]
BUSINESS & RETAIL
- How Retail Brands Are Incorporating Restaurants – Globe St.
- Hops Grill and Brewery closes – Alexandria Times
- Laser Tag, Arcade Sets Grand Opening – Alexandria Living Magazine
- Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, USAF (ret.) Joins IDA as New President and Chief Executive Officer – Institute for Defense Analyses
- 14 New Restaurants Coming to Alexandria – Alexandria Living Magazine