Ada's Kitchen on Wheels Food Truck

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Ada’s Kitchen on Wheels Food Truck Vending in Braddock Road Metro Area

This is an update to this post. On May 10, the Alexandria City Council voted to allow food truck vendors to operate in three designated, on-street locations on public property in addition to previously approved off-street locations.

On-street food truck vending was approved in the following areas:

  • 800 block of N. West Street, north of Madison Street, near the Braddock Road Metro;
  • the 1700 block of King Street adjacent to King Street Gardens; and
  • The 2200 block of Eisenhower Avenue, near Mill Road.

We’re keeping tabs on the three locations on a daily basis as well as off-street. Off-street vending is still allowed in Alexandria, Virginia.

Today, at the Braddock Road Metro location, the Ada’s Kitchen on Wheels food truck will be serving lunch.

Alexandria Police COmmunity Meeting at Charles Houston Recreation Center

Residents from the Parker Gray and the Braddock Road Metro neighborhoods of Alexandria, Virginia last night for the Alexandria Police (APD) Community meeting held at the Charles Houston Recreation Center in Alexandria, Virginia. The neighborhood remain uneasy following the recent homicide on Montgomery Street that occurred last week. That was very evident at last night’s turnout.

The meeting was held to try and calm fears in the neighborhood, to give concerned residents an update on where the recent investigations stand, and for police to answer questions from the community.

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Sugar Shack Donuts Alexandria, Virginia logo

Today is the one-year anniversary of Sugar Shack Donuts in Alexandria, Virginia. One-year ago, Rob Krupicka & Carter Batey brought Sugar Shack’s donut deliciousness northward and officially opened the doors for business on January 17, 2015 (see other posts here). The donut shop is located in the Braddock Road Metro/Parker Gray area of Alexandria. Sugar Shack has the Lost Dog Cafe as a neighbor in the retail portion of the Belle Pre Apartments located on North Henry Street in Alexandria.

They have another shop getting ready to open in Arlington, Virginia. Details on that shop at this link.

Happy Anniversary Sugar Shack!
Sugar Shack Donuts Grand Opening in Alexandria, Virginia

Braddock gateway Excavation in Alexandria, Virginia
Back in 2008, Alexandria, Virginia adopted the Braddock Road Metro Neighborhood Small Area plan. The plan designated Braddock Gateway (PDF) as an important “catalyst project.”

The first phase of the project (see B2 area below), after a few years of delays due to ‘market conditions,’ looks like it has FINALLY gotten underway. The first phase of Braddock Gateway, will be a 270-unit, 14-story mixed-use residential building with 175 parking spaces and a rooftop pool. There will be retail on the ground floor at street level.   (more…)

Studio Barre under construction at 606 North Fayette Street in Alexandria, Virginia
Studio Barre, a ballet-barre based workout is opening their first Virginia studio in late 2015. I hear the studio is set to open in late December at 606 N. Fayette Street in the Braddock Road Metro neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.

This non-impact intense workout utilizes small isometric movements done at the ballet barre set to motivating music and promises tighten your seat, tone and sculpt your body. It’s passionate following claims Studio Barre is the fastest, most effective way to transform your body. Studio Barre is currently auditioning teachers.

For more information on Studio Barre, visit this link.

ACPS Central Office
Classes canceled at the Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) Central Office at 1340 Braddock Place in Alexandria, Virginia due to the power outages in the area.

Braddock Road Metro

The Braddock Implementation Advisory Group will hold its next public meeting on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 6:30 PM at the Charles Houston Recreation Center (Multi-Purpose Room), located at 901 Wythe Street in Alexandria, Virginia.

The meeting will include a presentation and discussion on the 1-acre Braddock community park concept plan and design alternatives by Andropogon Associates, as well as updates on the Fayette Street Streetscape Project, Braddock Metro Station Redevelopment, and neighborhood development projects. The public is encouraged to attend.

For detailed information on the Braddock Metro Neighborhood Plan and its implementation, please visit the project webpage at this link.

Questions? Contact: Nathan Imm, P&Z at 703.746.3845.

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