1407 Russell Road in Alexandria, Virginia
I don’t know about you but, this makes me sad. The Rosemont homeowner on Russell Road who LOVES the holidays has sold their home.

Via Sheriff Dana Lawhorne

Neighborhoods are defined by traditions. Delray has many but none better than the annual Halloween pirate show at 1407 Russell Road. Earlier today, Tami (the pirate lady) called me to break the bad news. She sold her house and is moving to Florida to help her aging parents. Her voice quivered as she told me the sad news. She talked about how much she enjoyed doing this for the community, especially the kids. It gave her great joy. I think she started off with a few pirates and it grew each year. Helping her was a blast. Working on it each year was a tradition that I looked forward to. I will miss the thousands of people who came to see it. I will miss helping Tami do something that allowed us to think about something other than bad news. It was a great distraction. It was a reminder that no matter what, traditions go on and so do it’s people. Tami never let us down. She is a wonderful person who spent all her free time and hard earned money to make us smile. She has a big heart. No surprise that she is moving to be with her parents who need her. Loyalty trumps tradition and that’s ok with me. I will miss her. If you can find time, send her a card or a note to say thank-you:
Tami Sarjeant
1407 Russell Road
Alexandria, Va. 22301

(Photo credit: Google Maps)

Lots of Red, Red Bikes

New Capital Bikeshare Station Proposed

Capital Bikeshare users will soon have another place to share bikes, this time in the Rosemont neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.

Alexandria, Virginia’s newest location for bicycle sharing is proposed at E. Oak and Commonwealth Avenue in the neighborhood (see below). The stand will be located about six (6) blocks north of the King Street – Old Town Metro Station. The proposal is going before tonight’s Traffic & Parking Board at 7:30 pm at City Hall.

Alexandria currently has nineteen Capital Bikeshare stations and the system has been very popular with residents and visitors to Alexandria, with over 105,000 trips departing from Alexandria stations since the program began.

Thirteen more stations have been ordered and are scheduled for installation this summer.

For more information on this proposal, call 703.746.4142.

(Flickr Pool photo via Geoff Livingston, on Flickr)

There is a water main break that occurred this morning on W. Braddock Road between Russell Road & High Street.

I am told there is one lane open in each direction. Use caution in the area.

tiquan Rosemont Alexandria, Virginia

A stolen SUV in the Rosemont neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia, which we first reported on at this link, has been recovered.

Via Del Ray Citizens

Thanks to everyone who emailed and kept a look-out for my car.  It has been found in PG County.  Unfortunately it was found while being used in a different crime, and, when caught, the drivers tried to outrun the police….ultimately they were stopped as they drove through a fence (also in my car!).  But, it is repairable, and I so appreciate the help and support of the community.

Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap
See our write up about them at this link.

Zagat featured Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap, Rosemont’s newest joint located at 401 E. Braddock Road in Alexandria, in a feature titled ‘6 New Reasons to Dine Out in Virginia’. The writer made two (2) mistakes below – can you catch them?

A glowing, wood-fired oven dominates this airy Del Rey venue for Neapolitan-style pies and Italian fare, cocktails, wines and craft beers on tap. Family photos warm the walls of its wood, brick and metal contemporary interior, while a fire pit gives the large, landscaped patio multi-seasonal appeal.

Click this link to read the entire list of newest joints in Virginia.

Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap
This is an update to this post.

Owner Jason Yates and Alexandria Restaurant Partners (ARP) David Clapp and Dave Nicholas are pleased to announce the opening of Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap, located in the Rosemont neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia at 401 E. Braddock Road, 22301.  The restaurant opens TODAY (October 26) to the public.

Those visiting the 100-seat restaurant, including a 68-seat outdoor seasonal patio, will enjoy authentic Neapolitan pizza made with seasonal, all-natural ingredients.  Paul Beckmann of Beckmann Architects has designed the restaurant to support the vision of the Yates family, which is to provide a simple, authentic neighborhood destination.

Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap will serve lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.

More details on the opening below after the jump (menu, etc)… You can view photos of Rosemont’s newest neighborhood joint here and here.

Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap


Via APD, still waiting for the press release but, here’s a screen capture of Alexandria Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Porter’s statement in the case of the fatal hit and run in the Del Ray/Rosemont area from earlier this year. Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Porter will bring no charges against the driver in this case.

CA release hit and run
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