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Old Town Merchants to Hold Summer Sidewalk Sale

The brick sidewalks of Old Town Alexandria will be buzzing with shoppers on Saturday, Aug, 14. Participating merchants from the river to the Metro, on King Street and the side streets, will be showcasing their products in the first Old Town-wide Summer Sidewalk Sale. The hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (individual store hours vary).

Each participating retailer will host a unique event or promotion — some retailers will be offering deeply-discounted summer merchandise, some will be holding demonstrations of their product lines, and others will have special events. Clothing, accessory, children's, book, jewelry and home decor and furnishings boutiques, as well as galleries and Historic Sites such as the Torpedo Factory and the Historic Alexandria Museum Store, will be a part of the event.

Sponsors of the event are the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, the Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association and The Potomac Riverboat Company. For a complete list of all participating businesses and the promotions they will be sponsoring (updates will be done every day), as well as other information about the sale, such as directions and links to detailed restaurant/hotel information and water taxi schedules, select the "Shoppers and Press" tab at www.alexandriasidewalksale.com.