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)

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 ...