Opinion: Letter to the Editor: More Time To Study BID

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: More Time To Study BID

The following open letter was addressed to the City Council.

We, the undersigned businesses and property owners, do not support the BID as it is proposed and urge the City Council to oppose it. Old Town Alexandria is a brand that other jurisdictions want to emulate because of its history and unique businesses. There has not been enough time for the affected community to truly study the BID. There also hasn’t been enough effort to gather the viewpoints of all the affected businesses and property owners. We urge the City Council to oppose the BID ordinance during consideration in June.

3 Sisters; 532 Yoga; A Center for Relationships; Alexandria Counseling Center Associates; Alexandria Cupcake; Alexandria Myotherapy, Inc.; Altura Wine Gourmet; Always Sunny Nails; An American In Paris; Art Studio 101; Art Underfoot; Asum Barber Shop; Azar Salon; Barre3 Old Town; BC Partnership; Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices; PenFed Realty; Bilbo Baggins Restaurant; Bloomers; Blüprint Chocolatiers; Brahm & Powell Opticians; Bread & Chocolate; Buchanan & Kiguel; Cameron Executive Suites; Caphe Banh Mi; Casayork Property Management, LLC; Cavalier Antiques; CBP8 Partnership; Charlie Hooff properties; Chatree Antiques; Chinoiserie; City Kitchen; Cretekou Taverna; Dash’s; Diva Designer Consignment; Eamonn's A Dublin Chipper / PX; ETM3 Partnership; Faccia Luna Pizzeria; Fontaine Caffe & Creperie; Gallery Lafayette; Gary’s Shoe Repair; G for Hair; Glynn Jones Salon; GMD Solutions, Inc.; Gourmet Center; Gossypia; Grape + Bean; Helen Olivia; Henry Street Antiques; Home on Cameron; Hummingbird Bar Kitchen; Ian Lowrie; Il Porto; Indus Imports; Irish Walk; Izalia Laser Aesthetic Spa; John Crouch, Tobacconist; K. Aubrey Flowers; Kingdom Cleaners; King Street Blues; King Street Cafe; La Bergerie; La Fromagerie Cheese and Wine Bistro; Laketana Ethiopian Crafts; Lamplighter; Lapel; Lawrence Miller & Co.; L.E. Peabody & Associates, Inc.; Light Horse Restaurant; Local Colour Old Town; Lotus Bloom; Lucky Knot; lululemon old town; MacLeod Title & Escrow Co., Inc.; Marcela’s Yoga Boutique; Market Square Shop; Mark R. Yoo Architect PLLC; Mary C. Ray LCSW, ACSW, SEP; Ray Consulting; Mondays Child; Museum Framing; Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster Barbeque; NanoTech; National Council for Adoption; Nearman Financial Consulting; Nickell's & Scheffler; Old Town Barber; Old Town Deli; Old Town Nail Spa; Old Town Shoe Repair; OM-Tibet; OTV, Inc.; Patrick's Home & Fine Linens; Pazazz Hair Salon; Periwinkle; Pines of Florence; Principle Gallery; Project SAFE: Strategies Aimed at Family Empowerment; Ramparts Tavern; Raul’s Menswear; Red Mei; Redmon, Peyton, & Braswell, LLP; Restaurant Eve; Richard A. Dezio, Esq., Richard A. Dezio, P.C.; Rob Cannon Photo; Rocket Grille; Royal Nail; Sacred Circle; Salon Amerti; Sand & Steel Fitness; Serafino; Shooter McGee's; Silver Parrot; Society Fair; Solage Hair Salon; Southside 815; Studio 101; Stylists@North; Targeted Creative Communications; The Antique Guild; The Glass Stache; The Pita House; The Physical Therapy Zone; The UPS Store; Tiny Dancers LLC; TJ Stone; TOP Services; TSALT; Uptowner Café; Van Bommel Antique House; Van’s Hair Stylists; Vaso’s Restaurant; Vintage Mirage; Wayne Fisher’s American Design; and Your Life Energy Holistic Center

Property Owners: 1020 Duke Street, LLC, 1020 Duke Street; 604 King Street, Inc., 604 King Street; a la Lucia; Alex and Andrea Plotis, 213 King Street; Art Nalls, 924 King Street; Barton’s Royal Street Properties, LLC, 115-117 S. Royal Street; Bourse, LLC, 808 King Street; Boyd Walker, 818-820 King St, 1307 King St, and 200 Commerce Street; Chuck Johnson, 225 N. Washington Street; Craig Miller, 409 South Washington Street; Crilley Warehouse, LP, 218 N. Lee Street; Dan Hazelwood, 106 S. Columbus Street; Douglas Dear & Paul Aanonsen, 110 South Pitt LLC; DW Associates; Elinor Coleman, 117 S. Columbus Street; Elizabeth Mason, 111 S. Columbus Street; FHL Investment, LLC, 1609 King Street; Frank Fannon, 1101 Duke St., 220 S. Henry Street; Garbis Muradian 117 South Henry; HK Alexandria Investment, LLC, 720 King Street; Kamil Property Management, LLC, 631 King Street/105-109 N. Washington Street; King Alex, LLC, 710 King Street; Leexandria, LLC, 218 N. Lee Street; Lisa Brock, 403 South Washington Street; Lisa Capobianco, 100 Ross Alley; Lynn Turner, 316 Commerce Street; Mary & Robert Ray, 400 Prince Street; Mary Potier, 1314 King Street; Mel & Oud, LC, 1104 King Street; Michael Armellino 206, 208 and 210 Queen Street; Old Town Crilley, LLC, 218 N. Lee Street; Raul Viteri, 100, 101 and 1017 King Street; Robert & Amanda Lasker, 325 Cameron St., 1321-25 King St., and 1607 King Street; Robert & Donna Rathe, 621 S. Washington Street; Robert King, 206/208 King Street; Rodrigo Restkepo 822 King Street & 824 King Street; Ronald & Gwendolyn Carlberg, 413 N. Washington Street; Steve Nearman, 1005 Cameron Street; Tarek Moukalled, 717-719 King Street; Tim Shaheen & Lawrence Miller, 121 S. Royal Street; Vicki Warren, 121 and 125 S. Union Street; Wellington & Janet Goddin 1125-31 King Street and 107 N Fayette St; and Woldulig Washington, LLC, 309 S. Washington Street