Morris Katz & Sons sign in Alexandria, Virginia

Here’s a shot of an old Morris Katz sign on Commerce Street in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.

Morris Katz was located on South Peyton Street and Prince Street in Old Town and was in operation from 1927 until the early 2000s when the firm Land Design took over the space. Morris Katz specialized in the following services: Car & Auto Audio Radios & Stereo Systems, Car & Auto Seat Covers Tops & Upholstery, Boat Equipment Supplies & Services, Car & Auto Alarms & Security Systems, and Auto Floor Coverings.

King Street Trolley

Interesting Area News

While you slept, showered, shaved, and got your Starbucks, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and websites to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed.

  • Preparations underway for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington (WJLA)
  • 50th anniversary of the March on Washington is Wednesday. There will be road closures, etc. Details here -> (Post Local)
  • If you work for the federal government, you are urged to telework on Wednesday if you can because of the March.  (NBC Washington)
  • ACPS signs lease on Peyton Street building close to Carlyle (Old Town Alexandria Patch)
  • An Alexandria residents Boston Marathon reunion (Alexandria Times)
  • WMATA is seriously considering a long-term closure of portions of Metrorail’s Red Line (GGW)
  • As close as Carlyle/Eisenhower East is to the train tracks, here are the top ten Amtrak routes in terms of number of passengers (Beyond DC)

A water main break has occurred on the 1400 block of Duke Street, between South Peyton Street and South West Street. Crews are on the scene to make repairs. Due to the repair work, the center turn lane and one of two lanes in each direction on Duke Street are closed. Lane closures are expected to affect afternoon rush hour traffic, and commuters are encouraged to avoid the area and use alternate routes. If your water service is affected as a result of the water main break, please call Virginia American Water at 1.800.452.6863.

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