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Paula Hoelzel April 17, 2014 at 08:09 AM
Excuse me.... The Purple Goose is only using it while they renovate their space. The Purple GooseRead Moreis not a consignment store, it is a Unique Children's Boutique that sells high end children's lines and gifts and also has a small re-sale discount section. It is a store that has been on this avenue for over 35 years and has worked extremely hard to build the business, many times using their own funds to keep it going, and your negative comments are really not appreciated. If you are so concerned about Milk Shakes and Hot Chocolate, let's see you open up a shop and pay the high expenses of keeping a business on the avenue open year after year!
amy lu April 18, 2014 at 09:15 AM
Patch definitely is no longer a reliable source of information. IMO its demise has been swift; much Read Morelike the Del Ray Sun. Sigh. Suggest http://www.alexandrianews.org/ . Even then, take the any source with a grain of salt before doing an online Chicken Little imitation - which serves to alert the snark trolls (who, using their 1st Amendment Rights, happily inhabit/feed off Patch) and unduly alarms the rest of us unnecessarily. Thank you.
Marcus Aurelius April 07, 2014 at 09:09 PM
No you can't regulate taste, but it seems as though there w]should be some sort of Old Town-likeRead Morecha racter. I can see such a building in Fairfax, but in one of America's oldest port towns? It's disappointing to me.
Scooby's Doo April 08, 2014 at 09:23 AM
But its not in Old Town. You can't just reproduce "Old Town character" out of a patternRead Morebo ok. Old Town is the way it is due to the time, economics, and technology of when it was built and how it grew.
Marcus Aurelius April 08, 2014 at 01:18 PM
Fair enough. Let me ask it this way. Would you prefer that building over the new apartments atRead MoreNor th Washington and Powhatan, for example? Or the richer, more noble-looking building now being constructed at Madison and St. Asaph?
The 296 Project April 07, 2014 at 07:41 AM
Mr. Aurelius' IP address is awfully suspicious.....or should I say...Congressman Moran!
Marcus Aurelius April 07, 2014 at 11:34 AM
You are right Stephanie. I just get angry at attacks toward federal employees.
The 296 Project April 07, 2014 at 11:49 AM
Attacks on Federal Employees? I see you removed your comment about me being an unsuccessful personRead Morew ith a sorry life. I didn't write the piece you moron. I would like to see your face though, since you feel you can instigate a fight with me from the safety of your keyboard. Care to be a big boy and meet me in person?
alan parker March 27, 2014 at 07:37 PM
Need I point out you are only attacking the messengers and not the message. The gardeners IRead Morereferred to were recently quoted in the Post, have been in business over thirty years, and know something about trees. Have a nice day.
Renee' Peregory March 31, 2014 at 02:24 PM
Derp, you seem to be taking this a little personally. As learned in kindergarten, if you don'tRead Morehave anything nice to say, don't say anything at all.
Derp April 04, 2014 at 08:16 AM
Renee, please read the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Thanks.
LTS March 27, 2014 at 04:02 PM
Done! I hope others will do so, too.
The 296 Project March 27, 2014 at 06:50 PM
This incarnation of Del Ray / Old Town Patch is a disgusting show of greed and is the kind ofRead Moreaggreg ated news garbage that will lead to the death of ethical journalism. Gone is the hyper local news that piqued our interest. Gone is the personal flair from writers we know, who live in the neighborhoods they write about. Here now is sales garbage, paid advertisements disguised as articles, news from everywhere BUT here and poor writing in the articles that have any relevance to the small patch of property we call home. Do everyone a favor and put this poor editorial trash out of it's misery already.
The 296 Project March 27, 2014 at 06:56 PM
CASE AND POINT: Citizens of Laguna Nigel, California are now reading about the Relisha RuddRead Morecase...o n their LOCAL Patch. Sigh.
Marya Fitzgerald March 17, 2014 at 08:57 AM
Dear Kellie, I sympathize with you about the proposed bike lane on the narrowest part of King St.Read MoreIt seems intrusive and dangerous. But as a Del Ray resident also impacted by city decisions on roadways, I remind you that the roads are built with public funds and maintained by and for ALL residents of Alexandria. The street parking spaces are not privately owned, nor guaranteed to the home-owner. Only their privately-owned land can be reserved for their use. Here on lower East Custis Avenue, residents often have to park far from their homes because of the limited on-street spaces (and few private parking pads). I do not ride my bike in Alexandria because it has never felt safe to do so. Hence, I agree with the decision to delay the King St. project because of safety concerns--but not because of the non-existent rights of home-owners to on-street parking.
chloe5364 March 12, 2014 at 02:09 PM
Surprised it's not another yoga place going in!
Linda Fairall March 15, 2014 at 10:16 AM
Can we talk about how Drew would have been all over this story, and I can't find ONE mention of itRead Moreo n Patch besides this entry?? WTH?? I even tweeted del ray patch and osteria 1909 twice to ask what was going on at this space (because it's looked like it was closed and being renovated for at least the last two weeks) and didn't get one response. A perfect example of Drew's glaring absence. What a shame. Hopefully the sushi will be good at least!
Kaky Turpin March 15, 2014 at 05:00 PM
I'm not happy -- my husband and I really enjoyed just going in, sitting at the bar and chatting. Read MoreHu sband doesn't like sushi, but I guess we'll try it at least once, but that may be it. And this is a definitely a perfect example of Drew's absence. There's nothing it the patch now that I can't get elsewhere....
Matt Reed March 12, 2014 at 01:35 PM
I only heard four shots. From Glendale, it sounded like the shots were fired closer to Leslie Ave.Read Moren ear where all the construction is.
Gwen Samuels March 12, 2014 at 08:33 PM
It was 4-5 pistol shots from the side of the neighborhood near Leslie, it could have been anotherRead Morest reet back from Luray but Im positive about the direction. It was in almost the same exact location from 3/3, only it was colder and drier on 3/3 and therefor louder then. It took 15 minutes for the cops to arrive and start searching from the moment I called.
Matt Reed March 15, 2014 at 11:30 PM
It was absolutely gunshots. Anyone who has handled a gun--in combat or at a range--knows theRead Morediffere nce between a firecracker and a firearm. Insulting your neighbors and dismissing their concerns is classless, Jeremy. On Friday night, police were patrolling our area (on Dewitt) after gunshots were reported again. I didn't hear them this time but the police were asking if anyone else had. I know I heard shots on March 3 and March 11.
Germaine February 14, 2014 at 08:53 AM
These are crimes of convenience. If you leave it out it will be taken. We lost our kids bootsRead Morethi s way 4 years ago, along with a wheelbarrow awhile before that. It's unfortunate to hear this is still happening.
Bambie February 17, 2014 at 11:20 AM
Did you have your name on it? I find if I put my name on stuff it tends to stay put.
Sean Scully March 07, 2014 at 03:13 PM
I've left my bike unlocked in my yard for the last six months hoping someone would steal it, but it Read Moreis still there. I leave my shovel on the front stoop and that is still there too.
George Dawson February 13, 2014 at 01:30 PM
I think the ones deciding which trees to cut down are the same people who cut down the trees.Read MorePerhap s we need to start taking several digital photos of each tree on the AVE, then when they cut it down, and claim it was diseased, we would have some recourse. They have been cut happy around the airport as well. It is a shame. These trees take so long to get to their size.
Bambie February 17, 2014 at 11:18 AM
When Dominion power cut all the trees down on Mount Vernon Ave it was simple, the trees wereRead Moretanglin g in the power lines and causing outages. There was an article in the paper before they did it. Also the way Dominion power had cut the trees to keep them out of the lines was causing the trees to become diseased.
Derp February 17, 2014 at 03:04 PM
Actually, the way DVP cuts trees to keep them from interferring with the power lines does not cause Read Morethe trees to become diseased. You are misinformed.
Scooby's Doo February 15, 2014 at 03:30 PM
You get what you pay for I guess.
Kenyon Larsen February 16, 2014 at 12:10 AM
Tell that to the advertisers.
tinag3000 February 21, 2014 at 11:37 PM
O.K., gave it more than than a week, especially given the new editor's plea for patience. But IRead Morefin ally unsubscribed from the daily newsletter, because I want back the few minutes a day I spent reading it. Even when the newsletter did contain a local headline, the writing in the accompanying article just seemed so dry and awkward. Almost like a police blotter.
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