The Virginia Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Wednesday for the City of Alexandria's appeal to a Circuit Court decision regarding the use of Wales Alley.
The court granted the city in November its petition for appeal in the litigation with the Old Dominion Boat Club.
An order last April from Circuit Court Judge John McGrath said the boat club, which is located at the foot of King Street, has an easement on the city alley connecting Union Street to The Strand.
The judge ruled that no obstructions could be built in the alley, but the city appealed.
The city is allowing restaurateurs Meshelle and Cathal Armstrong to offer outdoor dining in the alley for its restaurant that opened last year, Virtue Feed and Grain.
The city's case will be argued by City Attorney Jim Banks.