Electric Shuttle to Pick Up Food Donations in Crystal City Area

Arlington residents in and around Crystal City will be able to make food donations at three drop-off points Saturday morning.

FLARE, a new electric shuttle service, will be picking up donations for the Arlington Food Assistance Center.

“During this challenging time, we are eager to use FLARE electric shuttles to benefit our neighbors and the Arlington Food Assistance Center. We urge our friends and neighbors to make much-needed food donations to AFAC tomorrow morning, and we’ll deliver the contributions to AFAC,” said FLARE CEO Andres Delgado, in a statement.

AFAC is bracing for a dramatic increase in food need in Arlington, amid the coronavirus crisis and a drop in…

Crystal City Offers A Hand (And Beer) To Renters As Amazon Moves In

As bars were opening Thursday for one of the busiest drinking nights of the week, a different kind of happy hour was unfolding in Crystal City … one meant to promote civic engagement among millennial renters who will soon find themselves living next to Amazon’s HQ2.

Co-hosted by the Crystal City Civic Association (CCCA) and local business improvement district (BID), the renters’ happy hour/millennial outreach event was an evening of light snacks and refreshment, with a touch of activism. The event brought several dozen community members to the JBG National Landing Marketing Center, a space created a couple years ago to help sell Amazon on the idea of setting up shop in Arlington.

So what were organizers hoping for at this first-of-its-kind event? Mostly to build interest in Crystal City’s ever-changing future among the renters who…