We would like to extend a very warm and excited welcome to Forge Industrial Works, Old Town’s newest destination shop for antique and industrial furniture, décor, candles, gifts, jewelry, and much more. Located on South Royal Street near Market Square Plaza, Forge is the brainchild of our very dear friends, Scott and Michelle Mitchell, who have brought several local businesses to Alexandria over the past few years. One of our favorites is Kaizen Tavern, where you can get some of the very best sushi in Northern Virginia. The Mitchells are also behind the new Snackbar restaurant in Del Ray, which we can’t wait to try for lunch soon.
At the Alexandria State of the Market conference on August 16th, one theme that kept coming up was Alexandria’s perfect blend of small, local businesses and regional and national chains. With this blend, there is room for everybody—for destination stores and foot traffic stores, each one fulfilling a role in our community. Forge will indeed fill a role, offering unique products and antiques that Michelle and Scott have found during their many trips up and down the East Coast in search of pieces you won’t find anywhere else.
The antiques are artfully displayed in the shop among gifts, hardware, tea towels with sayings that had Phyllis in stitches, earrings, necklaces, lotions, hand soaps, hilarious cards, and so on. Forge’s candles smelled so good that we picked up a couple to burn during our Sunday open houses when we stopped by their grand opening last Thursday night.
It doesn’t hurt that Forge is located near Lavender Moon cupcakes, with which Susie on our team is obsessed, or the Saturday Farmer’s Market. Just another way to shop local and another reason to spend a weekend browsing in all of Old Town’s stores for gifts for your friends…and yourself!
Born, raised, and bred in Alexandria, VA, Britt Patterson is a true product of the great state of Virginia. Britt attended Waynewood Elementary (Class of ’96), Carl Sandburg Middle School (Class of ’98) , and West Potomac High School (Class of ’02), she then went on to attend Virginia Tech (go Hokies!) where she majored in Business Marketing and Minored in Real Estate. Britt “officially” joined the family business as a licensed Realtor in 2008 after two years of working the political fundraising field and prides herself on her Alexandria real estate knowledge, alongside her integrity, loyalty, and professionalism as an agent and Vice President for the family business.
The Patterson Group is one of the most experienced and trusted real estate teams in the area, serving Alexandria, VA for over thirty years. We offer professional, hardworking, detailed and friendly service and a large network of contacts and resources accrued over our many years in Alexandria real estate. Comprised of seven Alexandria locals, six of whom are licensed realtors and three of whom are accredited staging professionals, The Patterson Group is passionate and knowledgeable about Alexandria, VA and here for all of your Northern VA real estate needs. Allow us to help you find your home here and discover all that the Alexandria lifestyle has to offer.
400 South Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314