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Monday, April 2, 2018  
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Art Pop-Up Opening This Week, Warby Parker Coming to Old Town & More in This Week in Economic Development

Alexandria Economic Development Partnership

Week ofApril 2 - 8,



If you have questions about this weekly update, or would like to learn more about economic development opportunities in Alexandria, please contact the AEDP staff:


Tom Colicchio

Business Development Associate


Teresa Garrison

Director ofOperations


Stephanie Landrum

President & CEO


Christina Mindrup

Vice President,

Business Development


Marie Plishka

Business Development Associate

Jacqueline Reilly

Project Assistant


Ryan Touhill

Chief of Staff


Elizabeth Watson

Campus Manager




Alexandria Pop-Up Program Partners with The Art League

AEDP's Pop-Up ALX program is partnering with local arts organization The Art League and the International Institute of Photography to bring a collaborative and educational exhibition showcasing the artwork of girls from the City of Alexandria alongside the work of seminal female artists.


The first ever exhibition titled "Looking Up" will be temporarily on display from April 2nd through May 1st at 104 South Union Street. The gallery will feature the photography of ten-year-old girls from the SOHO Old Town (a Space Of Her Own) outreach program juxtaposed with iconic photographs of groundbreaking women in the field. The exhibit presents a multi-faceted portrait-from both the children's and the professional photographers' points of view-of a photographer's relationship and creative response to her environment.


Events & Activities

Planning Commission will hold their regularly scheduled meetingwhere items of interest include Special Use Permits for Dunkin Donuts at the new NSF building- 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Unit 1C, Misha's Coffee House at 6 Prince Street and ground floor office use at 333 John Carlyle Street, a Rezoning & Text Amendment to create the Old Town North Arts and Cultural District and a Development SUP and related approvals for 901 and 901 A North Fairfax Street - Crowne Plaza Redevelopment(Tues. 4/3 at 7:00 PM, City Hall, Council Chambers).

The Potomac Yard Metrorail Implementation Work Group (PYMIG) will hold a meeting(Wed. 4/4 at 6:00 PM, Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St).

The City will hold FY 2019Budget Work Session #7: Safe Focus Area(Wed. 4/4 at 7:00 PM, City Hall, Sister Cities Room).

TheBoard of Architectural Review - Old and Historic Districtwill hold their regularly scheduled meetingwhere Items of interest include a request for partial demolition/ capsulation, alteration and addition at 312 South Washington Street for UrbanRock Old Town, LLC converting an office building into residential(Wed. 4/4 at 7:30 PM, City Hall, Council Chambers).

Del Ray'sFirst Thursday's is back, and the first one in 2018 will be held this week with a "Hats Along the Avenue" theme(Thurs. 4/5 at 6:00 PM, Mount Vernon Avenue).

In the News


This tower is actually happening in Alexandria- Washington Business Journal

A 2019 launch for HQ2? Better get moving, Amazon.- Washington Business Journal

Valedictorian of the creative class?-Virginia Business

AHC's latest housing project to help ease Alexandria's affordable housing crunch- Washington Business Journal

Not Amazon? In Seattle, there's little for you. Greater Washington may face the same challenges with HQ2.- Washington Business Journal


The region's population is growing. But a key demographic is still leaving.- Washington Business Journal

The South's Prettiest Cities 2018 -Southern Living(#14: Alexandria, VA)

S&P says Metro funding package won't hurt Northern Virginia transportation bonds, but local leaders push governor for changes- Richmond Times-Dispatch

Airbnb home-sharing hosts in Alexandria must start charging tax starting April 1- Washington Post

Virginia ranks sixth among 50 states in tech employment - Virginia Business

Governor promises Va. will be No. 1 place to do business- The Daily Progress


Hip eyewear brand Warby Parker opening another Northern Virginia store- Washington Business Journal

Russian restaurant concept to replace Alexandria Ruby Tuesday- Washington Business Journal

America's secret suburban food scenes- USA Today

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