The Farmer’s Market will be open this Thursday, January 28th from 3:00-6:00 pm.

The market is a rain or shine market but if the snow and sleet continue and the market is forced to cancel we will announce the cancellation on the market master’s cell phone line by 1:00 pm, Thursday, January 28th. Phone: 571-218-2161

Many thanks to all our friends and neighbors for your continued support of our local, small businesses.

Shop local, shop happy! 

IN THE COMMUNITY

  • Restaurant Week to Go

    Restaurant Week returns and several of our neighborhoods restaurants are joining the fun. Make sure to stop by a la Lucia, Cafe 44, Bastille Bistro, Hank and Mitzi’s, Haute Dog, Lena’s, the Royal and the Tap Room Bar and Grill during Restaurant Week.
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  • Gone but not forgotten…Chef Declan was a joy when he was with us at the market and we are thrilled that he will be the first European on Hell’s Kitchen.His lips are sealed about how he did on the series but…The first episode of the season aired January 7th. Chef Declan will also be hosting cooking classes at Toscana Market, both in person and virtual.
    Toscana Market | 414 K Street
  • Trader Joe’s is collecting donations of food and household goods for those in need.
  • Alexandria Libraries Returning To Curbside, Virtual Service
    Alexandria Library cited increasing coronavirus cases in its decision to return to phase two of its reopening… Read More
  • Congratulations to Carpenter’s Shelter for their return to Old Town North. 930 North Henry Street.

We will continue to share the latest news and special offers from our local, small businesses throughout the year.

Congrats to our friends at Cafe 44 for being named the best outdoor dining experience in Virginia. Time spent at Cafe 44 can range from their Cabin Experience to a simple, socially distanced meal on their balcony with friends. Cafe 44 also offers meals to go.

A La Lucia Restaurant continues to share Chef Michael’s delicious take on fine Italian Cuisine. The restaurant is open in the evening for preorder with curbside pick up or outdoor dining.

Yunnan on Potomac is closed while they revamp their outdoor and indoor seating areas. Can’t wait to see the redesigned space. We’ll keep you posted.

Chewish Deli has added Pizza to the menu!

Can’t wait to check out Magnolia Bakery in the 500 Block of Montgomery Street.

It’s official! St. Elmo’s Coffee House opened January 11th. Look for them in the 500 block of Montgomery Street.

We welcome new neighbor Mas Seafood Market to Old Town North. Located in the 800 block Pendleton Street next to Chewish Deli, Mas Seafood currently offers retail and wholesale seafood for preorder and pick up or delivery. They hope to have the brick and mortar store open by the Summer.

BUSINESS NEWS

  • Old Town North Community Partnership and the Old Town North Alliance supports small businesses The Alexandria Planning Commission and City Council are considering several text amendments to the Zoning Code that would reduce slightly the conditions imposed on small businesses seeking to operate in Alexandria, including restaurants, day care centers, farmers markets, amusement enterprises, and others. These proposed changes would also make it easier for restaurants to offer outdoor dining.

COVID-19

  • Updates: City of Alexandria – Coronavirus The Alexandria Health Department recommends that all community members change their daily behavior to reduce risk from COVID-19, particularly to protect our most vulnerable populations. The City of Alexandria has already taken proactive measures to further reduce risk and encourages all organizations and individuals to take necessary steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Attached are two helpful resources, which we encourage you to share, either electronically or by printing the flyers and making them available to those without easy access to traditional media or electronic devices. For up-to-date information on this rapidly evolving situation, visit www.alexandriava.gov/Coronavirus
  • For our Neighbors STAY UP TO DATE. To make sure you have the most updated information, stay tuned to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) site, which also offers an infectious disease outbreak response plan for businesses.
    Masks are required when entering all Public Spaces! Take steps to protect yourself
    • Clean your hands often – Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. – If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. – Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid close contact – Avoid close contact with people who are sick – Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
  • For our Local Business Owners
    Please let your customers know what steps you are taking to keep them and your employees safe. Display your plan at your business location and/or on your marketing channels, like e-mail, website, or social. The CDC recommends using a hospital-grade cleaning solution or taking additional steps like more frequent disinfecting as an extra precaution.

    The Small Business Administration has recently announced $ 8 billion in funds available to help small businesses survive the impact of the Coronavirus on their business. Check the SBA site for updates and more information.

Volunteers

The Old Town North Community Partnership is looking for volunteers to help us with the market and other events throughout the year. Interested? We would love to hear from you. Please contact Margaret Townsend (River’s Edge Yoga) 571-218-2161 or email: info@oldtownnorth.org

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