Washington Business Journal

Yes! Organic Market in Southeast to remain open under new name

Gary Cha, owner of the local chain of Yes! Organic Market stores, will continue selling groceries on Pennsylvania Avenue east of the Anacostia River, but he will take the word "organic" out of the store's name.

Monday - 12/10/2012, 05:36am EST

Arlington proposes tax cut to lure advertising firms

Arlington County is proposing to erase its tax on media buy receipts, having realized the chances are nil of landing a new advertising firm, or keeping its existing ones, if it maintains the levy.

Wednesday - 12/05/2012, 05:04pm EST

Kaiser Permanente, Sibley Memorial ink baby delivery deal

Kaiser Permanente has struck a deal with Sibley Memorial Hospital in Northwest D.C. to admit Kaiser- insured mothers for labor, delivery and newborn care services, officials said. As part of the deal, more than 80 Kaiser doctors will have admissions privileges at Sibley.

Wednesday - 12/05/2012, 03:22pm EST

Citigroup cuts hit Manassas, Glen Burnie

Citigroup Inc.'s Wednesday announcement of 11,000 job cuts will have only minimal impact on the Washington region.

Wednesday - 12/05/2012, 01:02pm EST

D.C. eyes new jail as part of 'Justice Center Campus'

The District is weighing the development of a consolidated public safety campus that would house a new jail and police and fire training facilities.

Tuesday - 12/04/2012, 06:01pm EST

Loews Hotels & Resorts buys D.C.'s Madison Hotel

Loews Hotels & Resorts, will enter the Washington market with the purchase of the 356-room Madison Hotel in Northwest.

Monday - 12/03/2012, 04:24pm EST

Fairfax supervisors to set rules for new Tysons road funds

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday is expected to adopt the rulebook that will guide the collection of hundreds of millions of dollars for Tysons road improvements.

Monday - 12/03/2012, 02:59pm EST

Hotels roll out inauguration packages, deals

D.C.'s best hotels are offering guests a variety of packages for the inauguration next month.

Monday - 12/03/2012, 05:33am EST

D.C. zoning overhaul stokes residents' fears

Planning officials in D.C. are rewriting the city's zoning rules for the first time in 54 years, and the process is increasing residents' anxieties about growth.

Monday - 12/03/2012, 02:00am EST

Mexican restaurant signs at The Yards

Forest City Washington, the developer of The Yards, says the owners of Capitol Hill's Zest Bistro have signed a lease for a Mexican restaurant called Agua 301.

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 04:40pm EST

Harris Teeter heads to Clarksburg

Harris Teeter has signed on as the anchor tenant for Clarksburg Village Center, a 109,000-square-foot neighborhood shopping center in Clarksburg.

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 02:39pm EST

D.C. Council panel approves $11M tax break for Howard Town Center

The D.C. Council's finance and revenue committee unanimously approved an $11 million tax abatement for the Howard Town Center during a brief mark-up session Thursday afternoon.

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 02:08pm EST

Montgomery County guesthouses may require licenses

Lawmakers in Montgomery County are weighing legislation that would require homeowners with guesthouses to get a license to build the extra space.

Tuesday - 11/27/2012, 10:45am EST

Washington home prices up 3.2 percent from a year ago

One closely watched gauge of housing prices shows median sales prices in the Washington market stalled in September, though prices were still higher than a year ago.

Tuesday - 11/27/2012, 10:24am EST

Leesburg getting indoor cycling studio Dec. 15

CycleLuv will open its first indoor cycling studio in Leesburg on Dec. 15.

Tuesday - 11/27/2012, 06:29am EST

Bart Vandaele's B Too opening pushed back

Bart Vandaele, the D.C. chef behind Belga Café who's in the process of opening B Too, says the restaurant won't open on Dec. 12.

Thursday - 11/15/2012, 02:38pm EST

14th Street Matchbox opens Nov. 30

Matchbox Food Group will open its third Washington- area location on 14th Street Nov. 30

Wednesday - 11/14/2012, 03:36pm EST

Capella to open Georgetown hotel in January

Capella Hotels and Resorts will open its first U.S. property in Georgetown in January.

Monday - 11/12/2012, 02:15pm EST

Bob Stevens: Lockheed Martin 'not in crisis'

Lockheed Martin Corp. CEO Bob Stevens gave additional details about Christopher Kubasik's removal and the company's new transition plan in a conference call, but he said the situation does not plunge the Bethesda-based company into crisis.

Friday - 11/09/2012, 06:33pm EST

Lockheed's Kubasik resigns after ethics investigation

Christopher Kubasik, who was to become Lockheed Martin Corp.'s CEO in January, has resigned, effective immediately, after an investigation found he had a personal relationship with a subordinate, the company announced Friday after the markets closed.

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

Patent and Trademark Office says telework withstood Sandy

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office says its productivity largely held up when agencies in the Washington area were closed for two days because of Hurricane Sandy.

Friday - 11/09/2012, 06:58am EST

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
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