The Christmas Attic

By Bob Tagert   The Christmas Attic             Those of you who are new to Old Town Alexandria might be thinking that The Christmas Attic is the second album by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, a rock opera, and the second installment of their Christmas Trilogy. Since the mid-70’s, The Christmas Attic store in Old Town […]

PA River Naval Air Museum

By Dan Bramos PAX River Naval Air Museum Our Mission Preserve – Educate – Inspire Preserve significant artifacts of naval aviation research, development, test and evaluation history and technology. Educate the public about the historic and social significance of the work of the U.S. Navy that is uniquely carried out in St. Mary’s County. Inspire […]

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 […]