Ice, Ice, Ice House Baby….

By Lani Gering Ice, Ice, Ice House Baby…. …Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats is settling in nicely at the newly renovated historic Ice House located in the west end of King Street in Old Town Alexandria at 200 Commerce Street. The long awaited opening happened on May 29th. Many of you readers may recognize the […]

The Pearmund Farm Store – It’s All That and a Bag of Chips!

By Lani Gering The Pearmund Farm Store – It’s All That and a Bag of Chips! Many of our faithful readers and Facebook followers are probably familiar with Pearmund Cellars for more than a few reasons. The winery has been featured in the VA Wine section of the publication many times over the years, they […]

The Corner of King and Alfred – Your One Stop Shop Old Town Shoe & Luggage – Old Town Pack & Ship – Old Town Mini-Mart

By Lani Gering The Corner of King and Alfred – Your One Stop Shop Old Town Shoe & Luggage – Old Town Pack & Ship – Old Town Mini-Mart Rodrigo and Jenny Restrepo opened the doors to Old Town Shoe and Luggage in 1996 at their original location at 726 King Street. A few years […]

Imagine Artwear and the Faces on the Kismet, “All You Need is Love” mural.

Imagine Artwear and the Faces on the Kismet, “All You Need is Love” mural. By Carol Supplee   I bought my business in June of 1992.  Almost on day one, in walked Nina Tisara who introduced me to KiSMET.  I joined immediately and have been a member and/or an officer ever since.   Kismet means destiny or […]

A Stroll Down Memory Lane…

By Bob Tagert A Stroll Down Memory Lane… As I write this there are 14 days left till 2021. Not being political here, but I cannot wait for 2020 to end. I has been a very difficult year for all of us, however, there is cause to celebrate as the Old Town Crier Regional Magazine […]

……..Nerds To Go

By Bob Tagert ……..Nerds To Go As the Corona virus doubles down and cases increase, it is a very difficult time for many businesses…especially those who are starting a new business. Two months ago, Regis DeVeaux opened his own franchise of Nerds To Go next to the OTC office in the 300 block of South […]

Cottage Curator Art Gallery – The “Sweet Spot” in Sperryville, VA

By Lani Gering Cottage Curator Art Gallery – The “Sweet Spot” in Sperryville, VA The Cottage Curator isn’t your run of the mill art gallery. It is not only a combination of a very eclectic exhibit of art in all mediums, it’s proprietor, Jackie Bailey Labovitz, is an experienced curator who offers her expertise organizing […]

How Much is That Doggy In the Window?

By Bob Tagert How Much is That Doggy In the Window? The headline for this column is also a popular song from 1953 that was recorded by Patti Page. How much is that doggy in the window?                                     […]

Cookin’ Whiskey at Copper Fox Distillery

By Bob Tagert Cookin’ Whiskey at Copper Fox Distillery In July of 2009 we first wrote about Rick Wasmund, founder, owner and master distiller of Copper Fox Distillery in Sperryville, Virginia. We had chosen Rick as a Personality Profile instead of a Business Profile because he had just sold his first bottle of Wasmund’s Single […]

Welcome Back to the Market Place

By OTC Staff Welcome Back to the Market Place These last four months sure have taken a toll on “doing business as usual” – whatever that is/was. It sure has altered how we here at the Old Town Crier have had to approach our editorial. Our “normal” M.O. is to profile an individual small business […]