Morning Links: Metro Gets Dumped on New Year’s Eve

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For our Morning 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

Cold, cold, and more cold with a chance of snow the rest of the week High temperatures will only be around 30 degrees this week with a good chance of snow for New Year’s Eve (DMV Weather)

Metro gets dumped by Miler Lite for New Year’s Eve 2017 Instead of partnering with Metro this year, the company is helping to offer free rides on Lyft. Ouch. (Dr. Gridlock)

Mattress Firm closing 200 stores Nationwide The company has several D.C. area locations but, it is not known yet if any local stores are affected (Biz Journal)

Shots fired in Washington, D.C. during this morning’s commute Reports of shots fired in Chinatown. Heavy police presence and office buildings on lock down. (PoPville)

Carluccio’s featured in WBJ’s 2017 restaurant closings year in review Carluccio’s, the U.K.-based chain came blazing into the area with backing from a Middle Eastern private investor, but it never quite got traction in Old Town Alexandria or at its Rockville location. The company has canceled any further U.S. expansion plans for now. (Biz Journal)

Video of the Day

Another video from the tragic fire on Christmas night at Mt. Vernon Antiques, located just south of the City of Alexandria.

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