Gossypia- Old Town’s Most Eclectic Boutique

By Kristi Guillory Reid   Gossypia – Old Town’s Most Eclectic Boutique   When I walked into Gossypia to chat with the owner, Amanda Lasker, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I found the name “Gossypia” a bit different for a store and didn’t know what the name meant or referred to. Was it a […]

Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats

Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats By Lani Gering Take a Step Back in Time! I have been curious for quite some time about the story behind two guys I met a year ago walking around National Harbor in dapper plaid Bermuda shorts, stylin’ button front shirts and bow ties. Not exactly the normal attire you […]

Meet Me At the Junction!

By Bob Tagert Meet Me At the Junction! Junction Bakery & Bistro    Last month the long awaited Junction Bistro & Bakery opened in the space formerly occupied by Mancini’s on Mount Vernon Avenue in the Del Ray area of Alexandria. Noe Landini was looking to open a bakery to supply fresh breads to their […]

Roseina’s in Hollin Hall

By Bob Tagert Roseina’s in Hollin Hall   Where can you go and order food for a special dinner, party or any social gathering and have it prepared by a former Executive Chef of the Ritz Carlton? In the Hollin Hall Shopping Center you will find Chef Uffe Mikkelsen and his dedicated staff creating a […]

Carhartt Comes to Town

By Lani Gering America’s premium workwear brand since 1889, opened the doors to its first Maryland-based company store at the National Harbor shopping center in early May.. The Carhartt National Harbor store will be the brand’s 26th company store and the first in the state. “The Washington, D.C. metropolitan area is an ideal location to […]

Signature Federal Credit Union

By Lani Gering Signature Federal Credit Union “We believe in the power of all of us.” My first introduction to Signature Federal Credit Union (SFCU) was when Janeen Mountz in their marketing department contacted us about advertising rates a year or so ago. Needless to say, these are the emails and phone calls we really […]

Sacred Spaces

By Bob Tagert Sacred Spaces LLC      In Old Town Alexandria I have met a wide range of people and professions over the last 28 years, but one of the most interesting is this months business profile…J. Michael Carrigan and John Grosvenor of Sacred Spaces. They have a consulting and design company that designs […]

Windsor of Old Town – Celebrating 35 Years!

By Bob Tagert   Windsor of Old Town – Celebrating 35 Years! In the late 70’s and early 80’s, Old Town Alexandria was a completely different place. Although it had a quaint feeling about it, the town was nowhere near the destination spot it is now. Franco Landini ran a restaurant called Pelicano that was […]

Old Town Windows and Doors

By Bob Tagert   Old Town Windows and Doors   This month’s Business Profile is about a relative newcomer to Old Town, but one who brings a wealth of knowledge and energy to our fair city. Gary Natovitz, already successful in business, decided to work with the best and begin to sell windows and doors. […]

Ally & Andy: A Pet Lover’s Paradise!

By Bob Tagert Just as people are embracing the concept of farm to table with human dining, so is the pet food industry. People are becoming more concerned about what to feed their pets. That is one of the reasons that local Alexandrian Tom Schantz recently opened his new pet store, Ally & Indy Pet […]