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April April 18, 2014 at 07:26 am
Isn't Northrup Grumman a major federal contractor? Not surprised about the bank (Capital One) andRead More the utility company (Dominion). Was surprised about Dollar Tree.
livnclean April 18, 2014 at 10:34 am
uh, did you mean "Tesla" Motors.....?
Locally Involved April 18, 2014 at 06:49 pm
Well, that's just about right, the average of the top 10 CEO salaries in VA is 390x that of theRead More average worker salary of $45,000. US Avg is 475x. Don't know why the average worker is complaining about wage stagnation and lack of jobs. Poor CEOs must work so hard to keep all that money out of the tax man's hands and the grubby hands of the worker! How can they possibly survive otherwise?
It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
mark April 18, 2014 at 08:23 am
When taxes are imposed on various industries then to stay in business the prices increase on theRead More consumer! Obamacare , gas taxes, payroll taxes, tolls, the proposed soda and candy tax , your tobacco tax is 75% of what the product really costs! Commercial Property tax increases! Do you people see what's going on here? This country is being destroyed by the Democrats! It is starting to resemble The a Soviet Union! We should change the name of this country to the USSA!
all-c-ing-eye April 18, 2014 at 03:14 pm
And all this time i thought it was Pork Barrel spending.
JBrad April 19, 2014 at 02:57 pm
Mark, Your words are absolutely disgusting. Please do not use this comment thread as a vehicle toRead More spew your racist mentality. And for your information, food-borne illnesses come from agriculture, period. All around the world, including in the U.S. Lastly, your hatred for people of colour does not mean that you understand disease, at all. Good luck in life.
Artfully Chocolate is closing its doors, an employee confirmed Tuesday. Del Ray Patch photo
Sarah haut April 16, 2014 at 12:39 pm
As the former co-chair of the DRCA Land Use Committee, I'd like to clarify some statements made inRead More previous posts that are not accurate. First, the land use committee had no influence on Artfully Chocolate's decision to temporarily close, or A Show of Hands' decision to permantently close. Second, while the Land Use Committee may make a recommendation, the full DRCA membership votes to support or not support Special Use Permit Applications for businesses in Del Ray. The results of the membership vote are incorporated into a letter sent to City Council. Ultimately, it is City Council's decision to approve or deny the application. Finally, the land use committee is roughly 10 volunteer members from the community, not two. If you have an interest in land use and the community, I encourage you to get involved with DRCA.
dandaman606 April 16, 2014 at 08:41 pm
I lived around the corner from Debauve and Gallaire a Paris landmark and the famous chocolatier toRead More Marie Antoinette. I revisited there recently. The chocolates were cheaper than Artfully Chocolate. Little wonder Artfully is going under.
Paula Hoelzel April 17, 2014 at 08:33 am
To Let's Go Hawks: The Purple Goose is only using it while they renovate their space and ArtfullyRead More Chocolate was kind enough to allow us to move into his space temporarily while the work is being done. The Purple Goose is 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, especially after having the coldest winter in 20 years. Eric just had a double hip replacement, had a death in his family, had a new grand child and is adding a wine bar to his other location. He needed a break and we needed a temporary space, it is as simple as that!
The Rite Aid at Bradlee Shopping Center in Alexandria is undergoing renovation. Employees at the store said it will remain open during renovations and expect it to be completed by June 1. Photo by Mary Ann Barton
RJ March 24, 2014 at 09:44 am
Vacated? Kinda like how Germany invaded a vacated Poland.
Mary Ann Barton (Editor) March 24, 2014 at 09:51 am
Right. Anyone can click on the link if they aren't familiar with the bagel shop saga.
Safeway could be bought. (Patch file photo.)
Fairfax Watcher March 7, 2014 at 03:39 pm
WELL...............no worries for those Kroger lovers or haters as SAFEWAY went to Albertson'sRead More owner, CERBERUS. CERBERUS plans on reforming Safeway stores to look/feel like Trader Joe's.
Rick Tocchet March 9, 2014 at 01:22 am
It's always that "evil Walmart" with Lefties...
Dave Jennings March 9, 2014 at 08:15 pm
Cerberus will probably close at least half the chain as most equity firms are apt to do in order toRead More up profit and create a stream of returns that will up their chances of passing it off to someone else in a few years.
It's the end of an era Sunday, when the Bagel Bakery will serve its last bagel before closing at the end of the day. Photo by Mary Ann Barton
oldtowner March 4, 2014 at 07:49 pm
good lord, get a grip folks! The empty Fuddruckers bldg is way too big for a bagel place....and ifRead More it's true the Bagel Bakery wasn't paying rent on time the landlord had every right to get rid of then.....don't know why the bagel people (and I like bagels) are all assuming WRIT is to blame. If you were a landlord and your tenant wasn't paying rent on time, what would you do? Let's not jump to such extreme conclusions.
Danny March 14, 2014 at 07:58 am
Note to self: Do as much shopping as possible at the Bradlee shopping center.
Mary Ann Barton (Editor) March 14, 2014 at 08:19 am
Alexandria Pastry is selling Capital Bagel Bakery's bagels, fyi.
Kay Paik talks about her bagel business, Capital Bagel Bakery, in Alexandria. Photo by Mary Ann Barton
Andrew February 24, 2014 at 06:31 pm
Not the first time Fresh Market has been shady.Read More http://www.bizjournals.com/triad/blog/2011/05/fresh-market-faces-norms-backlash.html?page=all
The Capital Bagel Bakery will likely close its doors this week. Photo by Mary Ann Barton
peterack February 24, 2014 at 11:14 am
I usually discover that truth can be usually found in the midst of both sides. Thus, I have noRead More doubt that someone who answers the phones at the Real Estate office probably gave a lame excuse to BB. On the other side, I have no doubt there is some hard ball being played by the Realtor. The very fact that the section directly next to BB is starting to show some pre-build activity suggests that a future tenant is planning to move in IF they can get the BB space. Like all realtor transactions, it boils down to $$$. No doubt Fresh Market has made the place a bit more attractive to more high end ventures.
Tia Tianna Norris March 1, 2014 at 08:00 am
I just say stop shopping at Bradley. There is really nothing there anyway, and WRIT also owns FoxRead More Chase, if you stop shopping at both maybe they will change.
Germaine March 2, 2014 at 06:58 am
No sure how punishing a store like Robcyns because you don't like the business decisions of theRead More landlord is right.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley visited the set of "House of Cards." File Photo. Photo Courtesy Gov. Martin O'Malley
Wildermann February 22, 2014 at 04:49 pm
Yes, an investment in economic development. MD & P.G. Co. are investing in National HarborRead More including a gambling casino attraction and other amenities along with the creative investment strategy listed here in this article. Old Town has looked ahead to capitalize on the attractions on the other side of the river by increasing hotel space and working with National Harbor to get visitors to use Old Town as a destination during their stay across the river. Fairfax County across from National Harbor on the US Route 1 or Richmond Highway corridor seemingly anticipates gamblers in need of fast and easy loans given the proliferation of Car Title Loan Businesses popping up like mushrooms. Can't imagine the VA legislature concerning itself with much more than bills that seek to limit human rights, abortion rights, economic rights, health care rights, environmental rights, voter rights or any other progressive effort that give more rights to citizens. Just another bass ackward state of the old Confederacy that can't fully acknowledge modernity.
The Fresh Market opened recently in Alexandria's Bradlee Shopping Center. Fresh Market Facebook photo
Sharon Dooley February 12, 2014 at 07:50 am
What are their Saturday hours? Article lists Mon-Fri and Sunday hours. Surely they are open onRead More Saturdays!
Mary Ann Barton (Editor) February 12, 2014 at 08:41 am
Oops, yes indeed they are open Saturdays and those hours are the same as their weekday hours; thanksRead More for catching that.
The Obamas dined at Oyamel Cocina Mexicana Saturday night; photo courtesy of Oyamel
McBrinn February 9, 2014 at 05:51 pm
What does this have to do with Del Ray? I hope this isn't indicative of the direction Patch isRead More taking after Drew's departure. He worked really hard building a reliable, trustworthy, local brand here in Del Ray and I'm one of many who would hate to see it pissed away.
cyank35 February 10, 2014 at 10:30 am
I agree -- this has nothing to do with Del Ray