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1 07, 2021

There’s no better way to unwind than with a bottle from UnWined

While I was running errands in the Belle View Shopping Center, I simply couldn't stop glancing at the glowing "open" sign in the window of UnWined. So much so that I knew I would regret not going in and boy was I right about that. Walking into the store, you are greeted with a wall [...]

7 06, 2021

The Home Décor Gem on the Corridor

By: SFDC Executive Director, Evan Kaufman Many have said they’ve passed the big green sign and ‘have been meaning to stop by.’ For those who did stop by, they found gold! Located conveniently between Beacon and Penn Daw at 6239 Shields Ave, Evolution Home is a true gem on the Corridor.   Much more than your [...]

25 05, 2021

Corridor Cuisine: A Pirate’s Bounty on the Corridor

By: SFDC Executive Director, Evan Kaufman For those looking for a true seafaring meal, look no further than the Sea Boil Crab House at 7305 Richmond Hwy. You have likely passed this sign numerous times while traveling up and down the Corridor. Conveniently located between Hybla Valley and Beacon, this unassuming Crab Boil restaurant hits [...]

14 05, 2021

McCutcheon/Mount Vernon Farmers Market

As I sit here eating the most delicious cinnamon roll from Great Harvest Bread Co., I couldn’t help but wonder why food from the farmer's market is always fantastic? We believe the enjoyable experience and atmosphere definitely enhances the taste of the fresh, local food offerings. SFDC spent a day at the McCutcheon/Mount Vernon Farmers [...]

3 05, 2021

Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is just around the corner and the Richmond Highway Corridor has everything you need to properly celebrate the moms in your life. We have everything from delicious wine and chocolate boxes to Mother's Day brunch! This is your guide to celebrating Mother's Day on the Richmond Highway Corridor. This is a list of [...]

16 03, 2021

Creating Value through Interim Experiences

By: Andrea Crossett* * Andrea Crossett is a member of SFDC's MCAPT Committee and is a Senior Designer at Land Design. As new development ventures kick-off, clients and design teams have traditionally worked within communities to create a sense of excitement and anticipation with graphic renderings, public workshops, and media relations. But what if there [...]

8 02, 2021

Valentine’s Day

Your guide to Valentine's Day in the Richmond Highway Corridor Area! Show some love this Valentine's Day to local businesses on the Corridor!  1. Florist Flowers are a great way to show your love and appreciation to loved ones on this holiday and the Richmond Highway Corridor area has you covered! Check out The Virginia [...]

12 01, 2021

Corridor Cuisine: Mezcalero

Mezcalero Cocina Mexico is located at 8368 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309, and was highly recommended on our Social Media for the next Corridor Cuisine spotlight. This restaurant did not disappoint and is a staple Richmond Highway Corridor Restaurant. Mezcalero Chef Alfredo Solis and his sister Jessica, bring authentic cuisine and fresh flavors from Mexico [...]

18 12, 2020

Corridor Cuisine: Sherwood Gourmet Deli

Sherwood Gourmet Deli Sherwood Gourmet Deli is located at 7900 Andrus Rd., Alexandria, VA 22306 and is a local gem in the Richmond Highway community. Sherwood Gourmet Deli has been in the Mount Vernon area for more than 20 years and is a family-owned and operated deli and gourmet store. They offer FREE delivery for orders [...]

6 11, 2020

Corridor Cuisine: Bread & Water Company

Breakfast at Bread & Water Company Bread & Water Co. is located in the Belle View Shopping Center at 1512 Belle View Blvd, Alexandria, VA 22307 and is expertly adapting to the challenges presented by COVID-19. Stop by their safe curbside window or order delivery! We stopped by their curbside window and were treated to [...]