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Monday, July 8, 2019  
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Alexandria Birthday Celebration, ALX Chamber 40 Under 40, Del Ray Music Festival & More in This Week in Economic Development


Alexandria Economic Development Partnership

For the Week of July 8 - 14,



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:


Alexander Cline

Project Assistant


Tom Colicchio

Business Development Associate


Teresa Garrison

Event & Client Services Manager


Adrianne Griffith

Marketing & Communications Coordinator


Stephanie Landrum

President & CEO


Christina Mindrup

Vice President,

Business Development


Marie Plishka

Business Development Associate


Ryan Touhill

Chief of Staff


Ashley Winokurzew

Administrative Services Manager



Congrats to the Summer 2019 Pop-up Contest Winners!

For our first ever Pop-up Contest, held jointly with The Seedling Collective, we were excited to receive over 50 total applications! Huge congrats to the winners:
1.Elaina and Alysia Bright, Skin Scholars
2.Jennifer Allevato, Jennifer Allevato Fine Art
3. Ezgi Kaya, Mom&I by EK

To learn more about each business, and to see the runners up, check out The Seedling Collective's announcement blog post! We look forward to seeing what these amazing businesses will do in the Studio space this summer.

This Week: Events & Activities

City Council will hold a special public hearing meeting. Items of interest includeconsideration ofa Special Use Permit (SUP) for Stovall Street Food Hall at 200 Stovall Street, changes to the Development SUP for 2410 and 2460 Mill Road - Hoffman Blocks 4 & 5 (Wegmans project) to reduce the height of the West Tower Building of the mixed-use retail and residential complex, multiple approvals for the development of a WMATA-owned Office Building on Block 15A in Eisenhower East and consideration of a contingent contract to Sell City-Owned Property at 912, 916, 920 King Street and 116 South Henry Street(Tues., 7/9 at 5:30 - 11:00 PM, Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 King St.).

The Board of Architectural Review will hold a review hearing.

Items of interest include revisions to plans for 10 Duke Street- the future restaurant/market at Robinson Landing and review of a Certificate of Appropriateness for the new Potomac Yard Metro Station(Weds. 7/10 at 7:00 - 10:00 PM, Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 King St.).

The AEDP Board of Directors will have their regularly scheduled meeting(Thurs., 7/11 at 8:00 - 9:30 AM, AEDP Boardroom, Suite 400, 625 N. Washington St.).

The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present its fourth class of40 Under 40 Honorees. This event is a celebration of incredible individuals, their successes in various industries, and their impact on the thriving Alexandria community. AEDP is especially excited to congratulate our Chief of Staff, Ryan Touhill, on his well-deserved inclusion in this year's class(Thurs., 7/11 at 6:00 - 8:00 PM, United Way Worldwide, 701 N. Fairfax St, Registration Required).

The Del Ray Business Association'sFirst Thursday is a monthly street festival- this month's theme is Red, White & Blue. Head over to enjoy live music, themed activities, and more(Thurs, 7/11 at 6:00 - 9:00 PM, Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, intersection of Mount Vernon Ave. & Oxford Ave.).

The AEDP Ad Hoc Communications Committee will hold their regular monthly meeting(Fri., 7/12 at 8:00 - 9:00 AM, AEDP Carlyle Room, Suite 400, 625 N. Washington St.).

Held each summer, the Del Ray Music Festival celebrates the diverse, local talent in the Washington, DC area music scene. The event is free and open to all.Top local bands will perform on two stages at the 12th Annual Del Ray Music Festival. Mount Vernon Avenue will be closed to traffic for the three blocks adjacent to the stage, and nine of Del Ray's top restaurants will host pop-up beer gardens(Sat., 7/13 at 3:00 - 8:00 PM, Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, intersection of Mount Vernon Ave. & Oxford Ave.).

Happy birthday to us! The City of Alexandria will celebrate its 270th and the USA's 243rd birthday at the annual USA/Alexandria Birthday Celebration. In the event of inclement weather, fireworks only will be rescheduled for Sunday, July 14, at 9:30 p.m. Admission is free.This year's master of ceremonies will be NBC4 anchor Pat Lawson Muse. DJ Steven Swann will kick off the event, with a later performance by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra. As always, the event will feature free birthday cupcakes and a fireworks display(Sat., 7/13 at 6:00 - 10:00 PM, Oronoco Bay Park, 100 Madison St.).

In the News

Each month, check out "Growing in Alexandria," our AEDP blog series that focuses on businesses around the City.

July found us talking withLisa Ferrari Carter, Executive Director of the Child and Family Network Centers, to learn more about their mission and goals. Check it out today on the blog!


Spaces is adding its third coworking location in Virginia- DC

Changes Made To Mixed-Use Development With Wegmans In Alexandria- West End Patch

Mixed-use out, townhomes in at Alexandria's Robinson Terminal North- Washington Business Journal

WashREIT Enters Contracts to Sell Eight Retail Assets, Acquire an Additional Multifamily Asset and Provides Updated 2019 Earnings Guidance- Seeking Alpha

WashREIT Reaches Deals To Sell 8 Retail Centers In Maryland, Virginia- Bisnow

WashREIT upending its portfolio, selling most of its retail inventory in two major transactions- Washington Business Journal

PY Metro southern entrance scaled back- Alexandria Times[Page 1]

Unique Airbnb, The George, Set to Open in Alexandria- Alexandria Living Magazine

Howard Hughes Corp. Exploring Sale Of Company- Bisnow

Let's talk about the creation, evolution and addition of BIDs- Washington Business Journal

Resource Real Estate Purchases Virginia Community- Multi-Housing News

Campagna Center Cancels Sale of Building- Alexandria Living Magazine

Rental options in Old Town Alexandria- Washington Post


Governor Northam Announces Dedication of Over $12 Million for Electric Transit Buses- Virginia Governor's Office

Locations picked for Alexandria sewage tunnels-WTOP

Tall Ship Providence Arrives in Alexandria Monday Night- Alexandria Living Magazine

Businesses Report Mixed Impacts from Metro Shutdown-Alexandria Living Magazine

Take a peek inside Virginia Tech's solar-powered FutureHaus, now on display in Alexandria- Washington Business Journal

Metro's shutdown workarounds are less chaotic now, but some commute lengths remain doubled-WJLA

Local airports get $12.5M for infrastructure improvements- Washington Business Journal

Tall Ship Providence to Arrive Soon in Alexandria- NBC Washington

Metro's new board chairman pledges changes to the system's ethics investigation process- Washington Business Journal

Travel: In dogged pursuit of history in Alexandria- Providence Journal

Providence comes to Old Town Alexandria- Fairfax Times

Alexandria businesses losing money in Metro shutdown, survey finds- WTOP

Alexandria Businesses Suffering Amid Metro Closure- NBC Washington

Survey: As many as 1 in 4 businesses in Alexandria losing money during Metro shut down- FOX 5 DC

Tall Ship Providence to become permanent waterfront attraction- Alexandria Times


Riverside Taco Company Opens At Alexandria Waterfront- Old Town Patch

Riverside Taco Company Opens on Alexandria Waterfront- Alexandria Living Magazine

Alexandria's Hottest Places For a Drink or Bite- Eater DC

Top Workplaces 2019- Washington Post[Feat. Century 21 New Millenium, Goodwin House, Delta Resources, and Systems Planning and Analysis]

Joe Theismann's Restaurant to Get New Look- Alexandria Living Magazine

Bubble Tea Shop May Open This Summer- Alexandria Living Magazine

Veterans in Business: Emily McMahan (Video)- Washington Business Journal

Here are the winners of the 2019 RAMMY awards, honoring the best in D.C.-area restaurants- Washington Business Journal[Feat. Employee of the Year- Valentine King, Hummingbird Bar and Kitchen]

Old Town Has a New Taco Trailer With Waterfront Patio Seating- Eater DC

Oak Steakhouse in Alexandria Sets Opening Date- Alexandria Living Magazine

Three Amazon businesses identified as HQ2 bound- Washington Business Journal

JBG Smith courting West Coast big tech- Washington Business Journal

Ike's Five Star: Food Hall Sets Opening for Next Summer- Alexandria Living Magazine

Announcing: Our First Ever Pop-Up Competition Winners!- The Seedling Collective

Tired of sending customers across the street, Old Town bar applies for later hours- Washington Business Journal

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