Hotel Indigo in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia (Courtesy image)

IHG’s HOTEL INDIGO ® BRAND BRINGS LOCAL BOUTIQUE EXPERIENCE TO Vibrant OLD TOWN, ALEXANDRIA NEIGHBORHOOD

Hotel Indigo Old Town Alexandria will be first hotel along scenic Alexandria waterfront

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announces the forthcoming opening of the Hotel Indigo ® Old Town Alexandria hotel. Located at 220 South Union Street, Alexandria, Virginia, the hotel will be Alexandria’s first waterfront hotel, delivering a stylish, local experience informed by the city’s picturesque waterfront, and paying homage to its maritime roots.

Each Hotel Indigo property is uniquely designed to reflect the culture, character and history of the surrounding neighborhood. While the Hotel Indigo Old Town Alexandria hotel will boast modern design elements, nods to the city’s nautical history include a statue by local sculptor Chris Erney. His work features a fisherman pulling in a net, inspired by photos found in the Library of Congress archives showing primary source photos of a Potomac fisherman taken in the 1920s. The Potomac River’s original shoreline, which falls along the hotel’s lobby, will also be featured. Upon breaking ground, a Revolutionary War-era ship was uncovered as well as John Carlyle’s 1755 public warehouse, to the great excitement of local archaeologists. These discoveries inspired marine, colonial, and warehouse motifs throughout the hotel’s design.

The Hotel Indigo Old Town Alexandria property will be LEED Silver certified, featuring five stories, 120 rooms, and a 5,000 square foot terrace overlooking the river. Designed by Dash Design, the aesthetic was inspired by Alexandria’s historic wharves and warehouses.

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Portner Brewhouse in Alexandria, Virginia opening Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Portner Brewhouse Opening in the West End of Alexandria, Virginia

The long-awaited and highly anticipated 150 seat Portner Brewhouse announced its grand opening date today in an email to their Taste Team members. Catherine and Margaret Portner, two of Robert Portner’s great-great granddaughters, are opening their new brewery restaurant featuring craft beer and German-American cuisine on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 11:00 AM.

They are opening at 5770 Dow Avenue, part of Modera Tempo, the 360 unit mixed-use apartment complex, in the Van Dorn neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.

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Jason Allen Johnson wanted for murder in Arlington County Virginia

The Arlington County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Jason Allen Johnson, 37, of Washington, DC. Johnson is wanted for Murder for his role in this weekend’s homicide in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Arlington. Johnson is described as a black male, approximately 5’5” and weighing 145 pounds. He was last known to be heading towards Maryland.

At approximately 3:22 a.m. on February 19, 2017, Arlington County Police responded to the 6300 block of N. 29th Street for the report of shots fired. Arriving officers located one male victim suffering from a gunshot wound and immediately began performing CPR. Arlington County Fire Department medics transported Michael Gray, 23, of Manassas, Virginia to Inova Fairfax Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The initial investigation revealed that this shooting resulted from a dispute that took place during a party at a residence in the 6300 block of N. 29th Street.

Johnson is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call 911 immediately and not approach the suspect. If you have additional information regarding this investigation, contact Detective J. Trainer of the Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit at 703-228-4185. Information may also be provided anonymously through the Arlington County Crime Solvers hotline at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

Water Main Break generic

There is a water main break that occurred this morning (February 20, 2017) on North Howard Street near INOVA Alexandria Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia. No report that the hospital is affected.

All lanes blocked in this area. The only access to the hospital from N. Howard Street is to continue along N. Jordan Street, then a right on Seminary Road to the hospital which will be on the right.


Dulles International Airport

Across-the-Board Passenger Growth Sets New Records at Both Airports

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority reported this week that Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport served 45.6 million passengers in 2016—growing 1.9 percent year-over-year to the highest annual passenger total in the two-airport system’s history. Increases were driven by record-breaking domestic airline activity at Reagan National Airport and international activity at Dulles International Airport combined with sustained growth of domestic service at Dulles.

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Homayoon Daneshvar, 63, a resident of Washington, D.C., was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison for charges related to a $1.9 million investment fraud scheme.

Danshevar was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release, forfeit $1.945 million, and pay $926,020 in restitution.

Daneshvar pleaded guilty on Oct. 24, 2016. According to court documents, from in or about April 2009 to January 2013, Daneshvar lied and made false promises to eight victim investors to persuade them to give him approximately $1.9 million. Daneshvar told the victim investors the money would be used for bridge financing to purchase foreclosed property that would be “flipped,” or quickly resold for profit. Daneshvar promised a monthly return on their investments, but in reality Daneshvar used the money to invest in the stock market, pay “returns” on the investments back to the investors, and to pay for his own personal expenses.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Andrew W. Vale, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by Senior U.S. District Judge Claude M. Hilton. Assistant U.S. Attorney Grace L. Hill prosecuted the case.

Pendleton Woolen Mills in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

Pendleton Woolen Mills, where you can shop classic and contemporary fashions for men and women, distinctive home furnishings and world-famous wool blankets is closing their Old Town Alexandria, Virginia location. There’s a store closing sale going on NOW where you can get 50%-70% off items.

There has been no word about this on their Facebook page. We have asked the store for comment and will update when and if received. Pendleton Woolen Mills has been family owned and operated for 150+ years.

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Pendleton Woolen Mills in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

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