Week in Review: Doorknobs and Business Closings
A look back at the week that was.
This week, Del Ray was subject to a public art project entitled “Art is…” The project entailed 3,000 doorknob hangers that were placed across 100 blocks in the community. On Monday, we profiled Linda Hesh, the artist behind the project. It was installed in coordination with the First Thursday street festival. Take a look at our photo gallery from Thursday Night, where the theme was "Art Walk on the Avenue."
On the political front, Tim McGhee emerged on Thursday as the GOP candidate in the race for the 45th District House of Delegates seat. McGhee, who was soundly defeated by Adam Ebbin in the 30th District Senate race in 2011, was the lone Republican to successfully file for candidacy. Two unnamed candidates withdrew at the last minute because of work and family conflicts. McGhee will face either Rob Krupicka, who defeated Karen Gautney in the Democratic caucus on Saturday, in the Sept. 4 special election.
On the business end of things, Subway and Care Bear Cleaners in the 400 block of East Braddock Road closed their doors this week in preparation for a major redevelopment project. We also published a story asking readers what they would like to see at the Audi of Alexandria plot when the dealership leaves for Arlington County and if it’s possible for another type of business to slide in.
Speaking of readers, voting in our Readers’ Choice competition for the best of Del Ray and Old Town is ongoing. We have more than 20 categories with the voting open until Aug. 17.