The next section of night paving street resurfacing work starts TONIGHT (Sunday, June 12, 2016) on Route 1 NB & SB between Slaters Lane and First Street.

Night Paving on Route 1 in Alexandria, Virginia

Night paving operations began in Alexandria, Virginia for the 2016 season on Sunday, May 8. The next section of street resurfacing work starts TONIGHT (Sunday, June 12, 2016) on Route 1 NB & SB between Slaters Lane and First Street.

Nightly milling and paving operations are scheduled between 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM, Sunday through Thursday. This work on Route 1 is projected to run through Thursday, June 23 2016.

Expect lane closures AND delays in this area during the hours mentioned.

View the full night paving schedule (PDF)

The next section of night paving street resurfacing work starts TONIGHT (Sunday, June 12, 2016) on Route 1 NB & SB between Slaters Lane and First Street.

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

City of Alexandria Police Department

Been combing through the enormous amount of messages sent to me overnight after last night’s shooting. Here’s one of the cleaner one’s from one of our readers.

Shots fired in parker grey neighborhood, police everywhere. Concentrating on Belle pre way. Sounded like 5 shots.

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred late last night on Belle Pre Way on Wednesday, October 7, 2015.

At approximately 11:45 PM, officers responded to the area for a shooting. The victim was located by police suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he later died. The investigation is ongoing.

The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Sergeant David Cutting with the Alexandria Police Department at 703.746.­­­­­6627.

This is the second homicide in Alexandria this year.

(Photo by Cliff, on Flickr)

Certainly you have had a Sugar Shack donut by now – haven’t you? Sugar Shack Donuts is located at 804 North Henry Street in Alexandria, Virginia.

Now, the long-awaited speakeasy known as ‘Captain Gregory’s’ is opening this weekend at Sugar Shack. The speakeasy shares space with the donut shop and the name is an homage to Alexandria, Virginia’s Port City history and to the legendary ship captain who also was the inventor of the hole in the donut. They have been having an invite-only soft opening recently and are ready for reservations and are ready to serve handcrafted cocktails and food behind a secret door in the Sugar Shack. We got a sneak peek at the space earlier this winter, which includes a boat made by the Alexandria Seaport Foundation.

Via Facebook, here’s how to get a seat at the Speakeasy:

Captain Gregory's, named after the inventor of the hole in the donut, is a small, intimate, unique hand-made food,…

Posted by Captain Gregory's on Wednesday, July 15, 2015

For more information on Captain Gregory’s, follow them on Facebook.

Carpenter's Shelter

This morning at the Carpenter’s Shelter, located at 930 North Henry Street in Alexandria, Carpenter’s Shelter, along with Heartlight Ministries, and The CITYPAK Project distributed over 100 custom-designed backpacks to local area homeless in need.

Designed by CITYPAK’s exclusive manufacturing partners High Sierra, the custom backpacks provide a secure place for displaced citizens to hold their belongings, and feature a spacious main compartment for a large amount of items, a hide-away poncho designed to keep both the bag and its wearer dry, a ballistic nylon outer shell strong enough to combat the elements, a synch-top closure for extra waterproofing, and anti-theft measures.

Recognized by media including CNN “New Day,” MSNBC, Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune and many others, The CITYPAK Project has distributed over 15,000 backpacks in 25+ cities nationwide since its inception in 2012, with additional communities being added each month. This past February, CITYPAK hosted its largest single-city distribution ever in New York City, working with local partners to circulate over 2,500 custom made backpacks to New York area homeless.

CITYPAK Founder Ron Kaplan explains, “Giving away backpacks isn’t the solution to the complex issue of homelessness facing our country, but it’s something we can do to make a small difference for people in this difficult situation.”


Braddock Interim Open Space - Open!
The Braddock Metro Citizens’ Coalition (BMCC) and the City of Alexandria invite the public to an opening celebration for the new half-acre open space at 600 N. Henry St., next to the Wythe Street Post Office, on Saturday, May 9 from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM. The event will include an informal ribbon cutting with special guests, demonstrations of park amenities, as well as games and snacks. The BMCC is also hosting voter registration throughout the event.

The interim open space provides community gathering areas, seating, joggle boards, a bocce ball court, horseshoe pits and a Ping-Pong table. A Bikeshare station is located along North Henry St. and bike racks are available in the plaza along Fayette St.

Equipment for these activities will be on a “bring-your-own” basis until loaner equipment is available for use. When activated, lights along the plaza on Fayette St. will allow use until 10 p.m. The remainder of the park is open from dawn to dusk.

For further details, including background information and long-term goals for the space, visit the Braddock Metro Neighborhood Plan Implementation project website.

ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE? BMCC is hosting Voter Registration throughout the event.

(Red Brick Town Flickr Pool photo by DearEdward, on Flickr)

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