Solid Kitchen and Bath – Making your dream Kitchen a Reality

By R.W. Tagert Solid Kitchen and Bath – Making your dream Kitchen a Reality With the end of spring approaching it seems like a perfect time to have that long awaited kitchen or bath remolded. The older homes here in Old Town are beautiful to be sure, but sometimes the kitchen or bath(s) is outdated […]

Goldfish Swim School – Join the Wave

By Lani Gering Goldfish Swim School – Join the Wave While the Old Town Crier doesn’t typically write about franchised businesses in this space, I couldn’t help but want to tell you about Goldfish Swim School. I think it goes hand-in-hand with Mother’s Day as well as being a pretty cool addition to Alexandria. I […]

Brandywine Living….

By Lani Gering Brandywine Living…. When we first decided to feature Brandywine in this column I knew it wouldn’t be like most of the other Business Profiles we have published since we usually feature small businesses much like ourselves.  Brandywine is anything but a small business since they have locations in 7 states along the […]

The Circle of Life from the Perspective of an Adult Child: Tag, You’re It! 

Tag, You’re It! By:  Christian Randolph One would think a relationship between a parent and child has clear boundaries.  The path through life would be systematic, wherein the eldest child would have the rite of passage to leadership, boast the ability to make executive decisions, call the shots, and willingly accept the charge of being […]

Dida’s Distillery – Pressed…Not Mashed!

By Bob Tagert Dida’s Distillery – Pressed…Not Mashed! As a number of Virginia wineries have sought ways to create new profit centers, some have turned to creating their own breweries while others have decided to put their grapes to use creating spirits and building a distillery. Rappahannock Cellars is one of those. This winery, opened […]

Bloomers In Old Town

By Lani Gering Bloomers In Old Town Bloo*mers /bloomerz/(Noun) – Women’s loose-fitting knee length underpants, considered old-fashioned. While the name is quite catchy, this Webster’s Dictionary definition of “bloomers” doesn’t necessarily hold true when it comes to this fabulous little store.  I had the pleasure of meeting Nicole White, the relatively new owner of Bloomers […]

Lisa Katic and Wine Gallery 108

By Lani Gering Lisa Katic and Wine Gallery 108 We had the pleasure of meeting the “Chief Wine Taster” from Wine Gallery 108 located here in Old Town Alexandria at a wine tasting event at Society Fair last month. We were on the hunt for some subject material for the January Business Profile and she […]

Society Fair – The Butcher, the Baker and Not Quite the Candlestick Maker!

By Bob Tagert Society Fair – The Butcher, the Baker and Not Quite the Candlestick Maker! We are all such creatures of habit that sometimes we miss what is right under our nose and I am no exception. I live and work a block and a half from Society Fair but never take the time […]

Mystique Jewelers – From Drama to Design

By Lani Gering “At Mystique, we appeal to women who have a strong sense of style, know what they like, and create a jewelry wardrobe. Tradition and uniqueness is my mindset, whether you want to be glamorous or casual the pieces I choose for my collections will capture these desires to cherish for a lifetime.” […]

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 […]