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Spring2Action this week, Mia's Italian Kitchen Opens & More in This Week in Economic Development

Wednesday, April 25, 2018  
Posted by: Jeanne Ali
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Alexandria Economic Development Partnership

Week ofApril 23 - 29,



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




Spring2ACTion This Week

This Wednesday, April 25th, isSpring2ACTion, Alexandria's online giving day hosted by ACT for Alexandria, created to support the nonprofits doing great work in our community. Celebrate and support charitable causes across Alexandria by donating on Wednesday at:

Events & Activities

AEDP staff will attend the American Planning Association Conferenceand will be speaking about Northern Virginia's regional partnerships(4/21 - 4/24, New Orleans).

The AlexandriaTraffic and Parking Board will hold a public hearingwhere items of interest include Consideration of a request to remove 15 feet of parking and install a bike corral in front of 1100 King Street and Consideration of an amendment to the Parking Meter Zones Division of City Code (Article G, Division 1) to include the following streets to parking meter zone 3: 200 block of Swamp Fox Road, 2400 block of Mill Road and 2400 block of Mandeville Road(Mon. 4/23 at 7:30 PM, City Hall, Council Chambers).

Urban Land Institute Washington will hold a panel discussion: "Retail in the Age of Amazon- Strategies for Retail Success". Panelists include

John Asadoorian,

Principal Broker,Asadoorian Retail Solutions;

Chris Weilminster,

EVP & President, Mixed-Use Division

,Federal Realty Investment Trust;

Reed Kracke


Managing Director

,Asana Partners;

David Dochter,

Principal and Co-Founder,

Dochter & Alexander Retail Advisors; moderated by

Heather Arnold,

Director, Research & Analysis



(Tues. 4/24 at 7:30 - 9:30 AM, ULI Washington, 2001 L Street NW, Second Floor, Washington, D.C., Registration Required).

City Council will hold Budget Work Session #10: Preliminary Add/Delete(Tues. 4/24 at 6:00 PM, City Hall, Council Chambers).

City Councilwill hold their regularly scheduled legislative meeting where items of interest includeDiscussion and Potential Initiation of a Text Amendment for the Consolidation of the Old and Historic Alexandria District (OHAD) and Parker-Gray District (P-G) Boards of Architectural Review(Tues. 4/24 at 7:00 PM, City Hall, Council Chambers).

Discover the District, in partnership with AEDP, will hold the second installment of theBraddock Fitness Seriesat theBraddock Interim Open Space.Refresh Yoga Center will teach a barre class, followed by a community happy hour at Mason Social(Weds. 4/25 at 6:15 - 8:00 PM,Braddock Interim Open Space,600 North Henry Street,Registration Required).

In the News


Virginia's Alexandria experiences a building boom- Financial Times

Joint venture to begin construction next year on $350M Hoffman Town Center project- Washington Business Journal

StonebridgeCarras Closes On Land For Hoffman Town Center Project - GlobeSt.

StonebridgeCarras Closes On Land For Hoffman Town Center Project, Plans Early 2019 Groundbreaking -Bisnow

First look at Kimpton Lorien's $2.51M makeover in Old Town Alexandria- Washington Business Journal

Region's short housing supply takes its toll in Northern Virginia- Washington Post

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children moving HQ- Washington Business Journal

Greater Washington wants Amazon HQ2, but it's not willing to pay more in taxes for it- Washington Business Journal

Boston or D.C. 'most likely to win' Amazon's HQ2, report finds - Washington Business Journal

D.C-area officials in talks about ways to jointly court Amazon's HQ2- Washington Business Journal

Hey Bezos, Pick Us! Bowser, Hogan And Northam Team Up To Lure Amazon HQ2- WAMU


New arts district to occupy North Old Town- Alexandria Times

Alexandria in the Running for 'Best City' Honor- Alexandria Living Magazine

Cities Where Women Are the Most Successful - SmartAsset

Virginia House Republicans block tax increases for new Metro funding- Washington Business Journal

Virginia House Republicans block Metro tax hikes, which means a bigger drain on funds for roads-Washington Post


The 10 Top Funded Cybersecurity Companies in the D.C. Metro Area(featuring Savi Technology & Mandiant) - DC Inno

JPMorgan Chase announces massive Greater Washington expansion- Washington Business Journal

Russian-Uzbek Restaurant Coming to Hoffman Center- Alexandria Living Magazine

Mia's Italian Kitchen opens in Old Town- Alexandria Times

Mia's Italian Kitchen Starts Slinging Pizza Slices Galore This Week- Eater Washington DC

Look Inside Smoking Kow BBQ's New Alexandria Restaurant- Eater Washington DC

Startup Spotlight: Nisos Group joins Collision Conference - GrowALX

Startup Spotlight: Give365 joins Collision Conference - GrowALX

Startup Spotlight: KweliTV joins Collision Conference- GrowALX

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