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Revitalizing the Old Town Alexandria Waterfront

August 25, 2016 | by EYA Homes

The New York Times interviewed EYA’s president, Bob Youngentob, as part of their showcase of the upcoming redevelopment along the Old Town Alexandria waterfront. Until recently, a prime section of the waterfront has been home to a group of industrial warehouses and underutilized by residents and visitors. As part of a larger City plan to revitalize the waterfront, EYA is transforming three acres bordered by Duke, Union, and Wolfe Streets to help enhance access to and enjoyment of the waterfront.

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This entry was posted in Press Coverage, EYA Company News, Old Town Alexandria

Kevin and the Bacon Brothers Surprise Sugar Shack

July 23, 2015 | by EYA Homes

Recently, Kevin Bacon and his band, The Bacon Brothers, enjoyed some of Old Town Alexandria’s charms. While in town for their show at the Birchmere, they stopped off at the Sugar Shack and the Port City Brewing Company. Even a musician/actor such as Kevin Bacon couldn’t pass up performing for a free Sugar Shack Pastry. That same day, the inspiring band also performed a surprise concert for the Volunteers at City Blossoms, a neighborhood organization dedicated to creative green spaces. You can view more pics and video here.

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This entry was posted in Recreation, Events, Shopping, Old Town Alexandria

Cruise the Potomac via Alexandria's Water Taxi

April 03, 2015 | by EYA Homes

Explore your own back yard by boat along the Potomac with Potomac Riverboat Company's direct service to the National Mall and National Harbor! Leave the car behind and hop aboard their fleet. Explore the sights in downtown Washington and then head over to National Harbor for afternoon libations and evening dinner. Tickets can be purchased on their website, and be sure to check their schedule for the last service of the day. If your boat leaves before your party's over, call an Uber for a luxury ride home. Potomac Riverboat Company is a 20-minute walk from Old Town Commons and a 13-minute walk from The Oronoco. All aboard!

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This entry was posted in Recreation, Old Town Alexandria

Spring Events in Historic Old Town

March 27, 2015 | by EYA Homes

Spring is around the corner and Old Town Alexandria is getting ready to bloom! Spring is a great time to wander through the historic streets, visit gardens and enjoy some of Old Town’s fantastic Springtime events.

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This entry was posted in Old Town Alexandria

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

March 13, 2015 | by EYA Homes

Grab your green and get ready for the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in your EYA neighborhood. From date night Irish take-out meals and bon bons to live music and plenty of Guinness, there’s something for everyone to enjoy on this fun holiday.

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This entry was posted in Silver Spring, Events, Bethesda, Chelsea Heights, Grosvenor Heights, Old Town Alexandria

Old Town Commons Selected as ULI Jack Kemp Award Finalist

March 06, 2015 | by EYA Homes

The Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Terwilliger Center selected Old Town Commons as a Finalist in their annual Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Awards.

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This entry was posted in EYA Company News, Old Town Alexandria

Alexandria Makes Top 10 Best Downtowns List

March 06, 2015 | by EYA Homes

Livability.com has just released its “2015 Top 10 Best Downtowns” list and Alexandria, VA is once again on the list! Ranking as the #6 Best Downtown, Livability.com calls it as “hip as it is historic” and cites its growing number of restaurants and artistic establishments as a draw for new residents.

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This entry was posted in Old Town Alexandria

A Sweet Addition to Old Town Alexandria

February 27, 2015 | by EYA Homes

It's easy to spot someone leaving Sugar Shack - look for a big, satisfying smile!

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This entry was posted in Dining, Old Town Alexandria

Boutique District Warehouse Sale

February 07, 2015 | by EYA Homes

Looking for the largest selection of boutique merchandise under one roof? The Old Town Alexandria Boutique District is holding their 10th Annual Warehouse Sale Saturday, February 7th.

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This entry was posted in Shopping, Old Town Alexandria

EYA’s Move Concierge Service Makes Moving a Breeze

February 03, 2015 | by EYA Homes

Pack an overnight bag. That’s all you’ll have to do when you move into an EYA home with Move Concierge, a unique new partnership with Let’s Move, LLC.

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This entry was posted in Events, Grosvenor Heights, Old Town Alexandria

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