Random Harvest Home Furnishings

By Lani Gering Random Harvest Home Furnishings “Instant gratification takes too long” – Carrie Fisher Beth Aberg and Random Harvest have been in Old Town Alexandria almost as long as the Old Town Crier has been being published. We are talking almost 30 years. It is quite a feat for a retail business to be […]

Skylark Drone Research – Dr. Tulinda Deegan Larsen Up in the Air and Flying High!

By Bob Tagert Skylark Drone Research – Dr. Tulinda Deegan Larsen Up in the Air and Flying High! Staying with our “seniors” theme for August we thought it appropriate to write about the youngest 64-year-old we know…Dr. Tulinda Deegan Larsen. I am lucky to know Tulinda personally as she is married to one of my […]

Village Hardware in Hollin Hall

By Lani Gering Village Hardware in Hollin Hall I imagine that a good portion of our readership has most likely heard about Village Hardware at some point over the last 39 years. Especially those who live down the GW Parkway and in the Fort Hunt area. This family owned business has been a staple in […]

Lulu Sage – Experience the Difference!

By Lani Gering Lulu Sage – Experience the Difference! Time really flies when you are having fun. I can’t believe that it has been over six years since we first met Cindy Sage and introduced Lulu Sage Salon and Spa to the salon and spa scene here in Old Town Alexandria. Located a bit off […]

The Bittersweet Garden- The Plains

By Bob Tagert The Bittersweet Garden – The Plains With the coming of spring and everyone’s thoughts turning to the outdoors, we thought it proper to write about a store that has inventory that has your garden in mind. After 30 years of delivering Old Town Criers to The Plains, Virginia, I thought it time […]

Grace Executive Service – Take a Ride with Francene

By Lani Gering Grace Executive Service – Take A Ride With Francene! Most of the businesses that we profile here are of the run of the mill retail type with a few entrepreneurial types tossed in the mix. Grace Executive Service falls into the latter category. Arriving in the metro DC area in the fall […]

From the Bay to the Blue Ridge!

From the Bay to the Blue Ridge! This issue of the Old Town Crier marks the 30th time we have printed a January issue. Looking back 30 years ago, not only does it seem surreal, but it also seems like it was just yesterday. We put our first issue together in December of 1987 in […]

Carol Supplee and Imagine Artwear

By Bob Tagert Carol Supplee and Imagine Artwear   This month’s business profile will be fun to write. Imagine Artwear is one of the great success stories in Old Town Alexandria and owner Carol Supplee has worked tirelessly behind the scenes with the city and business groups. I started the Old Town Crier in January […]

Specs-NY New York City Chic in the Heart of Old Town

Specs-NY New York City Chic in the Heart of Old Town Who knew that sunglasses aka eyewear could be such a big business? Oren Goldberg and his father, that’s who. Opening in New York City in 2013 as a standalone eyewear boutique, Goldberg brought Specs-NY to Old Town Alexandria in April of 2016. Located at […]

The Horse’N Hound

By Lani Gering The Horse ‘N Hound Saddlery – Gifts – Outdoor Wear – Pet Supply No better time of year to check out an out of the way store that caters to the “horsey” set…and more…than in the fall. I know that lots of you are probably “leaf peepers” and will be trekking to […]