Welcome to Alexandria Dispatches, a collection of this week's top stories you may have missed in the West End Alexandria and surrounding communities.
West End Alexandria Patch:
Mark Warner Announces He Will Not Run For Governor: Warner says he wants to continue his work in the U.S. Senate.
Council Approves Shell Station Redevelopment: Renovation of a Shell station, located at 5740 Edsall Road, will include new convenience store, carwash and more gas pumps.
West End Artist Gets ‘Personal’ at Torpedo Factory: Suzanne Vigil will have a solo show entitled "Up Close and Too Personal” beginning Dec. 5.
Old Town Alexandria Patch:
Alexandria Police Seeking Help Identifying Larceny Suspects: Two men were involved in the larceny of three Rolex watches from King's Jewelry.
Virginia's High Court to Hear Bus Mart Appeal: City of Alexandria efforts to move the Metro bus mart out of North Old Town slow down over legal issues.
GenOn Dismantles Plant but Company Merger Slows Process: GenOn is aggressively disassembling its plant in North Old Town but must wait for a company merger before making key business decisions.
: As power company GenOn dismantles its plant in North Old Town, Pepco says it will remain and work on remediation efforts.
Del Ray Patch:
Updated: County Officials Confirm New Whole Foods Proposal: Crystal City BID reports Whole Foods Market is coming but offers few details.
Turkey Trot Runners Encouraged to Pick Up Race Packets Early: Participants are asked to bring two non-perishable food items for donation to ALIVE!
Potomac Yard Metro Balloon Testing to Begin Soon: City continues to plug away on Environmental Impact Study process for three potential station locations.
West Annandale CVS to Open in February 2013: The pharmacy was originally scheduled to open earlier this year in September.
VDOT Adds Last-Minute Improvements to Express Lanes: Measures to more clearly mark entrances for drivers were implemented overnight.