Del Ray’s Al’s Steakhouse CLOSED for Good in Alexandria? #Developing

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Al's Steak House in Del Ray

Has Al’s Steakhouse Closed for Good?

UPDATE (5:55 PM): I am hearing from multiple sources that Al’s Steakhouse is re-opening SOON. I am trying to confirm this now. Will update as soon as I hear more.

Multiple sources have confirmed that the longtime Del Ray and Alexandria, Virginia institution Al’s Steakhouse has closed its doors for good on Mount Vernon Avenue. Question is, has the business been sold?

I know we’ve been the bearer of some really bad news in Alexandria, Virginia lately and this one, for me and I’m sure many others, hits hard. Many years ago, Owner John Severson, who passed away recently, was SO nice to me when I was homeless on the streets of Alexandria.

I second the feeling of this Yelp commenter

Prayers to John Severson as he must be rolling in his grave after having Al’s close up so soon after his passing last year.

You can read an excellent story on John ‘Big Al’ Severson at this link.

Multiple sources have also confirmed that John’s son Bo has been looking to sell the joint. Sources have mentioned that whoever buys the joint will have to put in an ADA compliant bathroom, as Al’s is the ONLY restaurant in the entire City of Alexandria without public access to a restroom.

What are your thoughts on this??

This is a developing story so, more to come for sure…

(Flickr Pool photo via Bill, on Flickr)