Wednesday, November 14, 2012
New market moving into storefront next to Buzz Bakery.
A new market located just off Slaters Lane carrying fresh produce, dairy products and other sundry items is expected to open in December. Called Slaters Market, ownership hopes to get the doors open at 1561 Potomac Greens Ave. between Buzz Bakery and Tropical Smoothie Cafe in a little more than a month, according to the market’s Facebook page. The storefront previously housed Hairy Situations, which moved across the street in September. Along with produce and dairy products, the 800-square-foot Slaters Market will carry beverages, bread, flowers and other household items. Nearby residents are urged to leave suggestions on items that the store will carry on its Facebook page.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Boutiques have banded together to offer big sales and the city is offering free parking on Nov. 23, traditionally the biggest shopping day of the year.
Shops in Old Town Alexandria are offering enticing deals seeking to lure Black Friday shoppers to the neighborhood. Additionally, the city is offering incentives like free parking and expanded public transit hours. The free King Street Trolley will begin operating at 6 a.m. Shoppers can board a trolley every 15 minutes and hop on and off at 20 stops between the King St./Old Town Metro station and the waterfront. The city is offering free parking at parking meters and in all city-owned garages and parking lots as a special incentive for shoppers to visit Old Town. The following garages and lots are opening at 6 a.m., with free parking all day: Many of Alexandria’s independently owned shops are offering special discounts, with early and …
Kara Gorski co-founded Alexandria-based business braGGs after coping with issues stemming from cancer.
So one day you’re walking into Disney’s Animal Kingdom with your family when you get a call. The news is so disturbing you hand the phone to your husband. It is August 2010, you have just turned 35 and discovered you have breast cancer. You are Kara Gorski. The call was heartbreaking on so many levels, but it also made Gorski think of her mother, who died of breast cancer at 39, when Gorski was seven and her sister, Kristin, was 12. When Gorski was diagnosed, both sisters discovered they carried the genetic mutation for breast cancer – BRCA1, which carries a 90 percent chance of developing breast cancer, a 20 percent chance of developing a second round of breast cancer and a 50 percent chance of developing ovarian cancer. Combined, they …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Free trolley service will begin at 6 a.m. on the biggest shopping day of the year.
Alexandria's free trolley service running from the King Street Metro down to the waterfront will have extended hours on Black Friday, the big shopping day after Thanksgiving. On Nov. 23, the trolley will begin its first run at 6 a.m. instead of its usual 11:30 a.m. It runs every 15 minutes, with 20 stops to encourage residents and visitors to explore the shops, restaurants and attractions throughout Old Town.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Donations will help the SBDC hire a business analyst.
The Virginia Commerce Bank Foundation has awarded $3,000 to the Alexandria Small Business Development Center. The Alexandria SBDC, a non-profit organization hosted by the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership and partially funded by the Small Business Administration and the City of Alexandria, is a community resource that provides counseling, training and information in small business management. Virginia Commerce Bank has provided more than $165,000 in financial support to the SBDC since 2001. The donation will help the SBDC hire a business analyst, who will work one-on-one with businesses to provide guidance, including help with financial statements and company plans, at no cost to the business. This enables new businesses to get…