Washington Business Journal

Amazon opens new marketplace for wine

mazon.com Inc. is now selling wine online at its own site, with Amazon available to ship wine to residents of 12 states and the District.

Friday - 11/09/2012, 06:57am EST

After Question 7, does D.C. need a casino?

Following the approval of Question 7 in Maryland that allows an $800 million luxury casino to likely be built at National Harbor, District officials and business have been wondering if they needed to start pursuing a casino of their own.

Friday - 11/09/2012, 06:32am EST

Yes! Organic Market pulls out of Southeast

Despite a $900,000 grant from the District and owner Gary Cha's best efforts to make a profit, Yes! Organic Market the local chain of small, organic grocery stores plans to close its store on Pennsylvania Avenue SE.

Monday - 11/05/2012, 06:52am EST

D.C. wage growth falls below national average

The District suffered slower growth in wages earned in the second quarter, falling below the national average for the first time in a decade, the D.C. finance office reports.

Friday - 11/02/2012, 04:08pm EDT

Talks break down in Washington Harbour flood lawsuit

As Washington begins its recovery from Hurricane Sandy, District-based MRP Realty is preparing to deal with the backlash of another mega-storm that flooded its Washington Harbour complex in Georgetown 19 months ago ago.

Tuesday - 10/30/2012, 01:26pm EDT

Vida Fitness joins The Yards development

Local sports club Vida Fitness will join Forest City Washington's mixed-use development, Twelve12 at The Yards.

Wednesday - 10/24/2012, 10:55am EDT

Farmers Fishers & Bakers sets Nov. 7 reopening

Tuesday - 10/23/2012, 02:34pm EDT

Washington Gas proposes rate hike

Washington Gas is petitioning to raise rates in order to finance a gas line replacement program.

Saturday - 10/20/2012, 03:39pm EDT

MoneyTree: D.C. area raises $215M in Q3 venture capital

Maryland, Virginia and the District raised a collective $215.7 million in venture funding in the third quarter, slipping from the $245.7 million raised in the same period last year, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP's MoneyTree report.

Friday - 10/19/2012, 12:01am EDT

Gray appeals to Tony Williams on proposed capital gains break

Mayor Vincent Gray this week appealed directly to his predecessor, Anthony Williams, in support of a proposed capital gains break for technology investment, a month after the D.C. Council kicked the measure over to a tax review panel chaired by the former mayor.

Thursday - 10/18/2012, 02:32pm EDT

Alexandria pursued Corcoran Gallery of Art

Alexandria officials aggressively promoted the city's waterfront as a possible new location for the gallery.

Thursday - 10/18/2012, 04:00am EDT

Wayne Curry launches pro-gambling panel

Former Prince George's County Executive Wayne Curry announced plans on Wednesday to launch a new committee supporting the passage next month of Maryland's expanded gambling plan.

Thursday - 10/18/2012, 02:45am EDT

Montgomery Co. Council set to approve White Flint committee

The Montgomery County Council next week will likely approve the first formal White Flint advisory committee after a resolution was introduced on Tuesday.

Wednesday - 10/17/2012, 03:10am EDT

RagingWire behind $20M Loudoun land deal?

Tuesday - 10/16/2012, 02:58pm EDT

Delays expected for Metro cellphone service

Metro will miss its Tuesday deadline to have all of its underground tunnels and stations wired for major cellphone carrier.

Tuesday - 10/16/2012, 12:20am EDT

Study: Gaming expansion won't bring promised revenue

A study issued Wednesday says an expansion of casino gambling in Maryland will not produce the kind of revenue supporters say it will.

Thursday - 10/11/2012, 02:30am EDT

N.Y., D.C. top real estate investment markets

New York and Washington continue to rank as the top real estate investment markets in the U.S., although investment in Washington has slowed, according to Cushman & Wakefield Inc.

Wednesday - 10/10/2012, 02:30pm EDT

Developers want less regulation in part of Leesburg

Developers are chafing at the Leesburg Town Council's form-based code for the Crescent District redevelopment zone south of the town's historic downtown.

Tuesday - 10/09/2012, 11:19am EDT

Equity One to buy Bethesda complex for $140M

Equity One Inc. has entered into a contract to acquire Westwood Complex, a 22-acre property located in Bethesda.

Tuesday - 10/09/2012, 10:41am EDT

Downtown Rockville to get 140-unit hotel

Montgomery and Rockville officials put their support behind a hotel project that could start as early as November and generate about $14 million for the city and county by 2030.

Tuesday - 10/09/2012, 06:34am EDT

Melody Tavern shutters in Arlington

Melody Tavern, at 3650 S. Glebe Road, has shuttered after just one year in business.

Monday - 10/08/2012, 06:07am EDT

D.C. small businesses to buy insurance through gov't. marketplace

The D.C. Health Benefit Exchange board voted Wednesday to force all companies with 50 or fewer people on their health plan to purchase insurance through the new government-run marketplace when it launches in 2014, a controversial proposal roundly criticized by a coalition of businesses.

Wednesday - 10/03/2012, 08:49pm EDT

Want a free Nats cap? PNC Bank wants to talk

PNC Bank is trying to capitalize on the Washington Nationals' success by luring in fans with snazzy, free baseball caps. The catch: you have to talk about your financial goals.

Wednesday - 10/03/2012, 06:40pm EDT

Marriott sees higher occupancy, rates

Wednesday - 10/03/2012, 04:55pm EDT

Kohl's opens two stores in Washington area

Kohl's Department Stores opened two new stores in the Washington area on Wednesday.

Wednesday - 09/26/2012, 08:51am EDT

D.C. officials won't receive free Nationals playoff tickets

Under the District's agreement with the Washington Nationals, D.C. officials won't be receiving any free tickets to the playoffs.

Wednesday - 09/26/2012, 06:42am EDT

WeddingWire deal another sign of growth equity influx

WeddingWire, a wedding and event company, is the latest D.C. tech company to take a big lump of growth equity cash from an outside investor

Tuesday - 09/25/2012, 02:51pm EDT

Fauquier wineries say county is stomping on assets

Several vintners and local farms are challenging a Fauquier County land-use ordinance that they call an assault on economic freedom and a clear violation of state law.

Tuesday - 09/25/2012, 02:41am EDT

T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods coming to Georgetown Park

T.J. Maxx and sister company HomeGoods have signed on as anchor tenants at the Shops at Georgetown Park as owner Vornado Realty Trust.

Monday - 09/24/2012, 03:13pm EDT

Major change to D.C. tax code: Employers to pay use tax

D.C.'s use tax is imposed on items purchased outside of D.C. and then brought into D.C. to be used, stored or consumed, provided the purchaser didn't pay sales tax on the item to one of the states.

Monday - 09/24/2012, 01:56pm EDT
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