It’s Goldfinch. Period! “A Curated Collection of Curiosities”

By Lani Gering It’s Goldfinch. Period! “A Curated Collection of Curiosities” Did you know that “goldfinch” is not only the name of a cute North American bird but is also a paint color that happens to be a favorite of local designers Jamie Brown and Jeff Akseizer who opened a beautiful retail store in the […]

A Family Affair

By Bob Tagert A Family Affair With all of the interest about Amazon moving into Crystal City we thought it a good time to talk to some real estate people about the ins and outs of this booming market. There is no better place to start than talking to Lori Windsor, local Alexandrian and real […]

Wag & Brew: Sit-Stay-Play

By Lani Gering Wag & Brew Sit – Stay – Play This is for all of you dog owners and lovers out there. What could be better than letting your pooch run around in a big play room with other canines under the watchful eye of a reputable pet sitter while you have a cold […]

Pedego Electric Bikes are on the Run!

By Lani Gering hello, fun… Pedego Electric Bikes are on the Run! Pedego Electric Bikes made their debut into Old Town Alexandria a little over a year ago when, after 25 years, Todd Ketch decided to leave his lobbying/association management position in D.C. to pursue something that he has a passion for and that provides […]

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 The older homes here in Old Town are beautiful to be sure, but sometimes the kitchen or bath(s) is outdated […]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 […]