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Top 5 Stories Last Week: Say Hello to Hank’s Pasta Bar & Goodbye Charlie Brown

Hank's Pasta Bar in Old Town North Alexandria, Virginia on Montgomery Street

Here are the top five posts about Alexandria, Virginia neighborhood news here on Red Brick Town in the past week. The list runs from #5 to #1. If you have neighborhood news to share, you are free to use our forums or you can send an email.

Hank's Pasta Bar

#5 – Hank’s Pasta Bar Opening in early January in Alexandria’s Old Town North

Hank’s Pasta Bar, a new endeavor for Hank’s Oyster Bar owner/chef Jamie Leeds, we hear now has firm plans on opening in early January 2016 according to sources.

Charlie Brown tree notes at Memorial in Alexandria, Virginjia

#4 – Why was Alexandria’s Charlie Brown Tree Removed?

After tracking the missing tree for the last few days, multiple sources led me to the City Arborist. Here’s why the little tree that could was cut down…

Christmas tree memorial

#3 – Memorial Builds for Alexandria’s Charlie Brown Tree

After our earlier post went viral, readers built a memorial to the small ‘Charlie Brown’ evergreen tree that had been growing in the median of Duke Street against the Landmark Mall ramp in Alexandria, Virginia.

Duke Street tree in Alexandria, Virginia during St. patrick's Day

#2 – Decorator of Alexandria’s Charlie Brown Tree Comes Forward

After our earlier story went viral, the decorator of the small evergreen tree that had been growing in the median of Duke Street against the Landmark Mall ramp came forward. I don’t have permission to reprint his name but, here’s what he has to say about the tree being cut down and removed.

Christmas tree Duke Street

#1 – Alexandria’s Charlie Brown Tree is Gone?

The small evergreen tree growing alongside the ramp to Landmark Mall on Duke Street on the West-bound side has been annually decorated by someone in the area for Christmas as well on New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and more was cut down unexpectedly.

Lee Hernly, Editor
the authorLee Hernly, Editor
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Lee Hernly is the Founder and Editor of Port City Wire, Alexandria, Virginia's best source for hyper-local news, opinion, and events. I live in the Old Town Alexandria area with my fantastic wife and son Sam. Oh, there’s Serena & Bea too. I’m so excited to meet new readers and see where you are from! Please be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can check it out!

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