Greetings from the Old Town North Community Partnership, the City of Alexandria has approved a second round of Back to Business Grants for local Alexandria Businesses. The application process will begin September 30th, 2020... read more
Outdoor dining and vending has been a win/win for both business owners and customers, and well-designed, landscaped and lighted outdoor facilities are attracting more customers SAFELY to those establishments. When multiple outdoor spaces create a critical mass, that entire neighborhood becomes a greater attraction.
Join our panel discussion at 2pm on Tuesday, September 29th to learn from those who've built such spaces. They'll share how they did it, sources of materials, costs, and lessons learned. There is NO cost for attending this meeting... read more
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.
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
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!
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.
Dogtoberfest, our Celebration of all things dog and cat is here!
The annual costume parade for pets is now virtual and we invite you to send us a photo of your four-legged buddy in costume to post on the website for all to admire. email@example.com.
Kudos to our friends at the Alexandria Animal Welfare League for their work to help animals in need. https://alexandriaanimals.org/
Virtual adoptions have been strong during the pandemic. Once you bring your four-legged friend home, check out several of Alexandria’s top notch training programs, dog walking services and doggy gyms.
This week we invite you to learn more about Old Town School for Dogs. https://www.otsfd.com/
The Reimagined Taste of Old Town North will launch in mid October and continue through the holiday season.
This year’s Taste will highlight the charms of Old Town North, it’s history, it’s three diverse neighborhoods, the Canal District, Parker Grey, Braddock East and its future as Alexandria’s Arts and Cultural District. Community Passports giving discounts at a variety of Old Town North businesses will be available for sale beginning in mid-October, online on the Old Town North Community Partnership Website (www.oldtownnorth.org), at the Community Table during the Thursday Market and through our team of dedicated team of volunteers.
Passport sales will support the ongoing work of the Old Town North Community Partnership to create a more vibrant, walkable Community for those who live, work or own businesses in Old Town North. A percentage of passport sales will also benefit ALIVE.
The Taste is sponsored by the Old Town North Community Partnership with support from the City of Alexandria, NOTICe, the Old Town North Alliance and local businesses.
IN THE COMMUNITY
We plan to Livestream the event on our Facebook page so tune in at 7pm. If we run into technical challenges, ZOOM details will be posted.
We are working with the Alexandria City Office of the Arts on a program of Virtual Concerts during the Fall.
Thank you to all of our neighbors and local businesses for their support of the Old Town North Community Partnership.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org