Washington Business Journal

Pennsylvania Avenue is in a slump, but there's a plan to breathe new life into it

Pennsylvania Avenue, between the White House and the U.S. Capitol, is in a down period.

Monday - 07/14/2014, 02:10pm EDT

More than 150 Corcoran employees face layoffs as mergers loom

About a third of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art and Design's 465 employees are slated be laid off as soon as mid-August.

Monday - 07/14/2014, 12:46pm EDT

5 ways to curb email interruptions

Whenever there's a holiday, I look forward to getting caught up in the office, simply because I know my email traffic will be significantly less. I've even gone so far as to schedule big projects to work on around the Fourth of July and Labor Day because I know I'll have more time to devote. I don't think I'm alone on this one.

Monday - 07/14/2014, 12:26pm EDT

Willow chefs' next venture: Wheatless by Willow, featuring gluten-free bread

It's taken almost two years, but Willow chef/owner Tracy O'Grady and pastry chef/owner Kate Jansen think they've nearly perfected their gluten-free bread.

Monday - 07/14/2014, 05:35am EDT

Sniper off his game? No big deal. The bullets have it covered.

DARPA's Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance program conducted the first successful live-fire tests of .50-caliber bullets.

Friday - 07/11/2014, 01:03pm EDT

Security needs will narrow field of possible FBI HQ sites

As the time draws near for the General Services Administration to reveal which properties will be considered as the possible new home for the Federal Bureau of Investigation's headquarters, it's becoming clear security is going to be a major concern.

Friday - 07/11/2014, 07:38am EDT

Edens throws latest pitch for Union Market: Offices, theater, retail and maybe residential

The transformation of the Florida Avenue Market continues with Edens Realty Inc.'s latest pitch to the D.C. Zoning Commission, this time for more than 500,000 square feet of retail, entertainment, office and possibly residential on and around the Market building.

Friday - 07/11/2014, 06:33am EDT

This really is the most expensive condo in the D.C. metro area

Records are made to be broken, but there's a new one in town that could be pretty tough to beat any time soon.

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 02:43pm EDT

Westover Beer Garden brewpub expansion gets name, opening date

The Germans perfected the beer garden. The Westover Beer Garden will pay homage to those roots by giving its second location a German name.

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 10:59am EDT

Mars family is America's third-richest dynasty

The Mars family, whose wealth has been built on America's sweet tooth, ranks No. 3 on Forbes'new list of America's Richest Families.

Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 03:22pm EDT

Adams Morgan lifts moratorium on restaurant liquor licenses, but not taverns, nightclubs

D.C.'s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board lifted a five-year moratorium on restaurant liquor licenses Wednesday, but chose to keep in place the ban on new tavern or nightclub licenses.

Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 11:15am EDT

Here's what D.C. will collect for allowing ads on Capital Bikeshare stations (hint: millions)

It's time for the District to capitalize on its popular Capital Bikeshare program.

Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 10:36am EDT

Another 400 apartment units coming to booming Tysons Corner

Greystar plans to start work soon on a 34-story high-rise near the Silver Line's Spring Hill Metro station to be called Elan Tysons West after acquiring the development site earlier this month from a a joint venture including The Georgelas Group LLC. The 400-unit high-rise, with about 6,500 square feet of ground-floor retail, is just one of several parcels Georgelas took through the Fairfax County entitlement process.

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 03:29pm EDT

Miriam's Kitchen broadens reach to housing

Miriam's Kitchen is now administering a program under a contract with the Department of Human Services to get more of D.C.'s homeless permanently off the streets.

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 02:51pm EDT

Food, ambiance: Well-insured employees? D.C. group looks to help restaurants expand benefits

Last week, Industree, a new D.C. hospitality trade group, opened a health exchange for D.C. area restaurants and bars.

Monday - 07/07/2014, 04:20pm EDT

District Taco looks to the big leagues, including health care coverage

Local Mexican chain District Taco now boasts four locations with a fifth on the way and more than 100 full- and part-time employees, which means it's time to make things "more legit," including in the area of health care, according to owner Osiris Hoil.

Monday - 07/07/2014, 03:11pm EDT

LivingSocial CFO John Bax to step down

John Bax will step down this month as chief financial officer of LivingSocial Inc., leaving a role he's held since 2010. Dan Federico, LivingSocial's treasurer and vice president of finance, has been tapped to replace the outgoing CFO.

Monday - 07/07/2014, 03:08pm EDT

How Kraft is reinventing itself to appeal to millenials

As a push to reach more millennial consumers, Kraft is in the process of reinventing its brand.

Monday - 07/07/2014, 12:33pm EDT

What's on your plate for the 4th? D.C.'s top chefs weigh in with backyard BBQ ideas

The top chefs in the D.C. region give a look-see at what they're cooking up, Independence Day-wise in their own backyard. And yes, some of them are traditionalists.

Thursday - 07/03/2014, 01:49pm EDT

Fuel Pizza looking to fill up the area with Custom Fuel

When Fuel Pizza announced the first location for its rapid-fire pizza concept last August, it said it expected to expand Custom Fuel as it's known across the Washington area. A year later, it's making good on the promise.

Thursday - 07/03/2014, 07:51am EDT

New openings: Bombay Club cook gets a restaurant of his own, and a Gypsy Soul update

A cook who has worked the line at downtown Indian favorite Bombay Club for 15 years is branching out on his own. And more restaurant news.

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 02:24pm EDT

Hoagie haven: First Fairfax Wawa approved

Fairfax County, your Wawa is calling.

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 02:14pm EDT

Is Stephen Starr eyeing D.C.'s ample waterfront for a new spot?

Le Diplomate, Philadelphia restaurateur Stephen Starr's first D.C. foray, may not have won the Best New Restaurant RAMMY award at the region's annual restaurant awards last week, but that's no indication of a slowdown at the uber popular 14th Street NW spot.

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 03:29pm EDT

Wal-Mart gets cold shoulder from some Bowie residents

Wal-Mart has seen this movie before.

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 11:06am EDT

Southwest Airlines gets first international flights

Southwest Airlines Co. is playing up Tuesday as a huge day for the low-cost carrier's future, when it inaugurates its first-ever international flights, though it technically inherited the Caribbean flights more than thee years ago.

Monday - 06/30/2014, 02:03pm EDT

Voice-recognizing 'Dom' will now take your Domino's smartphone app order

Siri can tell you the weather. Now, "Dom" can order you a pizza.

Monday - 06/30/2014, 10:15am EDT

Young and single? D.C.'s for you

The District comes in at No. 3 on a its of Top 10 Cities for Singles.

Monday - 06/30/2014, 10:03am EDT

Dolcezza opens on 14th Street, plans for e-store and then a speakeasy?

D.C. gelato maker Dolcezza is gearing up for a busy summer and not just because of all the people looking to beat the heat with frozen treats.

Friday - 06/27/2014, 01:18pm EDT

Ridesharing drivers fined in Virginia

Virginia is backing up its warning that ridesharing services shouldn't operate in the commonwealth.

Friday - 06/27/2014, 07:41am EDT
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