For our Afternoon Links, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites for a roundup of news and opinion from Alexandria, Virginia and around the area. Here are five (5) news items that caught our eye.
In the News
Nice weather mid-week in the Mid-Atlantic After a torrid heatwave, enjoy this respite before the rain returns on Friday which will turn into a spectacular weekend (DMV Weather)
USDA Division moving from West End of Alexandria to the Braddock Road Metro The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service plans to shift about 725 employees to a site near the Braddock Road Metro station from less-efficient space it’s been in for more than a decade elsewhere in Alexandria. (Biz Journal)
Asana Partners bets BIG on Old Town Alexandria A Charlotte-based investment firm, led by the former CEO of Edens, has spent at least $80M since December acquiring more than 15 properties to renovate in Old Town Alexandria as its King Street retail corridor faces rising vacancies. (BisNow)
President Trump Shakes Up the Metro Board – What does it mean for WMATA? The Trump administration is shaking up Metro’s board of directors, replacing safety specialists appointed by former President Barack Obama’s transportation secretary with a pair of finance and budget bureaucrats who worked for the last Republican president. (WAMU)
Coast Guard says you can STILL Kayak during President Trump’s golf outings After alarmed kayakers splashed up a fuss over plans to enact a permanent security zone in the Potomac River near a Trump golf course, the commandant of the Coast Guard said Tuesday that paddlers will still be able to pass through the area. (DCist)
Tweet of the Day
The Alexandria Aces say thank you to the fans after an historic 2017 season.
— Alexandria Aces (@Alexandria_Aces) July 25, 2017