The Taste of Old Town North is free, kid- friendly, and offers the chance to sample a variety of delicious food from local restaurants including Cafe 44, Grateful Kitchen, Alexandria Lost Dog Cafe, Trader Joe’s and St. Elmo’s Old Town North.

Visitors to the Taste can also shop at the local farmers’ market, try their hand at Art in the Park with KidCreate, watch a karate demonstration from Seichou Karate, and picnic in the park.

Live music will be provided by two local bands

Sally and the Mander, starting at 5:00 pm
Three Man Soul Machine, starting at 6:00 pm


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At Carr Companies we strive to enrich the places in which we live and work in ways that ignite the human spirit. We view our projects as “centers” within our communities, adding elements of housing, hospitality, or workplaces wherever they are out of balance. The teams within our centers work beyond their walls to make a positive impact on the gaps that exist in their larger community: education, wellness, recreation, the natural environment or otherwise.

By approaching our work in this way we believe we can make a difference in the quality of people’s lives so that we can all thrive

The Carr Companies owns and manages interests in over 40 coworking, hotel, commercial and retail assets in 9 markets across the country. These assets account for an existing portfolio of over $1 billion in gross asset value in addition to over $1 billion in new assets currently in the development pipeline.

Hilco Redevelopment Partners (“HRP”) is a vertically integrated real estate investment and development company focused on industrial, life science, and mixed-use properties across the United States. HRP is committed to sustainable redevelopment through best-in-class environmental practices, community engagement, and local economic development.

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Press Release

September 1, 2021
The Taste Returns! Join Alexandria’s Old Town North community for an evening of food, music and fun

"Old Town North is a special community with so much to offer," says Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson. "The Taste of Old Town North is a great opportunity to showcase to others throughout Alexandria and the region, the vibrancy of the people and businesses here. I'm excited to be a part of it."