A new outdoor hangout is headed to a former garden store space in Alexandria’s Del Ray neighborhood. Patch reports that the newly-reopened Charlie’s On The Avenue will expand into the lot next to the restaurant, which was previously home to garden supply store Greenstreet Garden space at 1503-1505 Mount Vernon Avenue. The Alexandria City Council approved the move for the restaurant, which is now owned by the team behind nearby Live Oak. Charlie’s On The Avenue’s menu is a crowd-pleaser, with entrees like Cuban paninis, pork barbecue sliders, fish and chips, and chicken tenders.
A rep from Charlie’s On The Avenue told Eater: “While I do not have an exact timetable for its opening, we hope to have it open very soon,” adding: “We will be dog friendly and we plan on serving can beers, draft cocktails, and wine. The games section will include corn hole, Jenga, Connect Four, and others.”
The neighborhood will soon have beer gardens anchoring either side of Mount Vernon: a beer garden called Hops ’n’ Shine is coming to the former Peruvian chicken restaurant at the north end of Del Ray’s Mount Vernon Avenue by the end of this year.