Washington Business Journal

She started a (really) different kind of condom company

L. Condom's marketing is a far cry from the hyper-masculinity and off-to-war-we-go terminology of competitors such as Trojan. And yet it's not girl-ified either.

Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 02:17pm EDT

Best college town pizzas? You can get two of them in Washington

College comparison and information website Great Value Colleges just posted its "50 Great (and Mostly Cheap!) College Town Pizza Shops,'' and two in Washington make the list.

Tuesday - 10/07/2014, 12:30pm EDT

D.C. Council bill aims to save Palisades grocery store

The potential closure of the Safeway grocery store on MacArthur Boulevard in the Palisades has some members of the D.C. Council looking to intervene.

Tuesday - 10/07/2014, 10:43am EDT

Hilton to sell NYC's Waldorf Astoria to Chinese investor for $1.95B (Video)

Hilton Worldwide Inc. will sell the Waldorf Astoria Hotel to Chinese firm Anbang Insurance Group Co. Ltd., a deal worth $1.95 billion, or more than $1.3 million per room.

Monday - 10/06/2014, 03:44pm EDT

Mango Tree's founder on choosing D.C., Thai cuisine, and bringing Mexican food to Thailand

Mango Tree founder Pitaya Phanphensophon, who will open Mango Tree at CityCenterDC later this year, has been mulling a U.S. expansion for some time.

Monday - 10/06/2014, 03:07pm EDT

Park Hyatt Washington sold for $100 million

The Park Hyatt Washington hotel in D.C.'s West End neighborhood has been sold for $100 million, or $462,963 per key.

Monday - 10/06/2014, 12:43pm EDT

Exxon Mobil in talks to sell Merrifield campus to Inova Health System

Exxon-Mobil is engaged in back-and-forth discussions about a sale of the campus to Inova Health System.

Monday - 10/06/2014, 11:12am EDT

Bus-on-Shoulder program could speed up I-66 commute

No one looks forward to a trip on Interstate 66. Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe has vowed to sort things out outside the Beltway. Now the Virginia Department of Transportation is taking extraordinary measures to relieve the maddening pressure on I-66 inside the Beltway during rush hours.

Monday - 10/06/2014, 10:32am EDT

From Del Ray to the Fitzgerald Warehouse, whatâ"™s new in Alexandriaâ"™s project pipeline

From Old Town to Landmark to Del Ray, Alexandria's development pipeline is surging.

Friday - 10/03/2014, 08:59am EDT

From new burgers to cold beers: Nearby restaurants gear up for Nationals playoff games

Restaurants situated near Nationals Park will get at least a few more days of madness this weekend as the Nationals begin their home stand for the division title. And if they're lucky — they meaning the restaurateurs — the streak could continue well into October.

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 03:19pm EDT

'Extraordinary Alexandria' campaign sees 30% gain in tourism ROI

The Alexandria Convention and Visitors Bureau found that its "Extraordinary Alexandria" campaign was a success.

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 10:05am EDT

It's TechTober in Virginia

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has declared October to be "TechTober" in Virginia, what he calls a statewide celebration of the commonwealth's high-tech industry.

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 02:59pm EDT

Incubate me: 3 ways Mason Dixie went from no-name to food startup darling overnight

The nascent biscuit sandwich company — it just launched in July — just won the Launch Pad challenge from new food incubator Mess Hall.

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 01:29pm EDT

Why some federal employees might not get paid Thursday

Got a happy hour planned Thursday night with a federal employee? Bring your wallet. Federal workers due to get paid on Thursday could see delays in the money being credited to their accounts.

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 04:39pm EDT

Alba Osteria owner Hakan Ilhan to open French restaurant in Mount Vernon Triangle

The Mount Vernon Triangle will soon add a French restaurant to its dining choices, thanks to a restaurateur already doing business in the neighborhood.

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 11:14am EDT

Who in the region makes Forbes 400 richest Americans list?

The richest resident of Greater Washington is only one quarter as wealthy as Bill Gates, who tops the Forbes 400 list of the richest Americans for the 21st year in a row.

Monday - 09/29/2014, 03:53pm EDT

6 ways to handle a crazy, demanding, out-of-control schedule

Way too often, we feel like our days and hours guide us, rather than vice versa. Our schedules are the master and we their abiding servants.

Monday - 09/29/2014, 10:53am EDT

Harris Teeter to carry wine-cola in a can

Wine with cola in the same drink? Chardonnay mixed with vanilla? It's coming soon to a Harris Teeter near you.

Monday - 09/29/2014, 10:14am EDT

Burke & Herbert Bank ordered to improve money laundering oversight

Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust must develop new procedures to guard against money laundering under the terms of a consent agreement with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Monday - 09/29/2014, 06:31am EDT

Dining outside? Downtown, there are more options than ever

Your weekend forecast: Sunny both Saturday and Sunday, with temps in low 80s.

Friday - 09/26/2014, 03:58pm EDT

Hate making school lunch for your kids? There's a website for that

Boston-based Smart Lunches has signed up with a dozen private schools in the Washington area for its daily delivery of fresh, healthy lunches to students.

Friday - 09/26/2014, 01:01pm EDT

Roadside to acquire, redevelop fire-ravaged Frager's Hardware on Capitol Hill

Roadside Development has agreed to acquire and rebuild the fire-gutted Frager's Hardware.

Friday - 09/26/2014, 12:19pm EDT

Need a job? Roughly 700 available in Tysons

The Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with First Financial Security Inc and the Tysons Partnership, will host a roving three-day job fair Oct. 6-9. They're calling it the Tysons Jobs EXPO, a first of its kind event.

Friday - 09/26/2014, 12:09pm EDT

Paintball in Fairfax? County staff says yes to controversial project

Fairfax County planning staff is recommending approval for Clifton resident Jeff Waters' plan to open the jurisdiction's first paintball facility.

Friday - 09/26/2014, 09:54am EDT

From paella to Porterhouse: Waldorf restaurant owner plans move to K Street with Claudia's Steakhouse

Claudia Rivas feels like her entire life has been leading up to Claudia's Steakhouse. A fourth-generation cook, the Salvadoran immigrant plans to open the Latin-tinged restaurant at 1501 K St. NW in the spring of 2015.

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 06:22pm EDT

Alexandria's Old Town Theater closed permanently, contents for sale

The contents of the theater are currently up for auction, and the property is up for sale.

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 04:19pm EDT

5 ways to get the most of frequent traveler programs

The never-ending battle between business travelers and the travel industry over frequency programs currently favors airlines and hotels.

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 03:29pm EDT

New whiskey distillery and restaurant planned for 14th and U

The ranks of D.C.'s locally made booze keep growing, with a third distillery in the planning stages.

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 11:57am EDT

Ted Leonsis' 5 keys to living a life of purpose and happiness

The man who owns the Capitals and Wizards has his own list of tips for "living a life of purpose."

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 02:57pm EDT

Really? That's D.C.'s most-tweeted food?

If asked to guess the food that D.C. folks tweet most about, I'd probably have said #halfsmoke, #pizza or maybe #crab.

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 02:35pm EDT
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