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Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 01/02/2012

Alexandria waterfront partisans host a rally

Waterfront for All, the mostly low-profile Alexandria citizens’ group that supports the city’s waterfront plan, will come out of the shadows this week after quietly watching the shenanigans, hoopla and brouhaha all summer and autumn on how to reshape the Potomac River waterfront.

A view of the Alexandria waterfront looking south outside the windows of the Dandy Restaurant Cruise Ship on June 2. (Tracy A. Woodward - THE WASHINGTON POST)
Its first event will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at Pork Barrel BBQ in Del Ray, to be followed Sunday, Jan. 8, at 3 p.m. at Mango Mike’s in the city’s West End. A third event will be Jan. 15 at Virtue Feed and Grain in Old Town.

It describes itself as “a community group focused on ensuring that Alexandria has an economically viable and vibrant waterfront that benefits all Alexandrians.” Citizens for an Alternative Alexandria Waterfront Plan held a dueling news conference with the city’s Waterfront Work Group two weeks ago (we know, we know — and yes, we have a scorecard here).

The City Council takes up the matter Jan. 10, and it has scheduled a Jan. 21 public hearing and vote.

And, the holiday break is over ...

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