Poop and power: DC Water pursues solar at Blue Plains

DC Water's Blue Plains campus in Southwest Washington consumes a massive amount of electricity as it disinfects waste water for roughly 2 million area customers. By 2016, it may be producing some of its own power, with help from the sun.

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 01:16pm EDT

Fairfax planners order up county's first Wawa

Coming soon to Fairfax County: The world's most prolific maker of hoagies.

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 11:24am EDT

What's the key ingredient in Lost Rhino's newest beer? Yeast from fossilized whale bones

Brewers have pulled yeast from pretty much everywhere to experiment with new strains — one West Coast brewery even brewed a beer using samples from the head brewer's beard— but Lost Rhino in Ashburn may be breaking into new territory with its BoneDusters amber ale.

Monday - 06/09/2014, 04:25pm EDT

Where does Washington rank for working women? Pretty high

Washington ranks as the third best large city in the nation for working women, according to personal finance site NerdWallet.

Monday - 06/09/2014, 11:51am EDT

5 ways casual dining restaurants can reclaim millennial market share

In order for the casual dining sector to climb back to the top, it will have to learn a thing or two from the fast casuals that are winning over consumers, especially the 80 million millennial consumers.

Monday - 06/09/2014, 10:46am EDT

Bethesda's first smoke-free apartment building opens Thursday

The first new residential building to open in Bethesda in five years is also the first 100 percent smoke-free apartment building.

Thursday - 06/05/2014, 03:02pm EDT

NYC's The Smith restaurant in talks to open at CityCenterDC

American brasserie The Smith is aiming to open its first location outside of New York at CityCenterDC.

Thursday - 06/05/2014, 01:42pm EDT

D.C.: America's second-drunkest 'state'

People in D.C. must need a lot of social lubricant: the District of Columbia's average alcohol consumption was the second highest in the United States in 2012.

Thursday - 06/05/2014, 12:23pm EDT

How millennials are changing personal fitness

Millennials are redefining the personal fitness industry, moving away from traditional gym membership plans. They are an active generation that values experiences over stories and have a drive for adventure.

Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 06:48pm EDT

7 ways to handle constant interruptions

Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 12:35pm EDT

From helicopters to condos: Local developer to breathe new life into D.C. factory

From phonographs to helicopters, there's a wealth of history in the 700 block of Girard Street NW. And developer Brook Rose has no intention of tossing that history aside as he recrafts a pair of century-old warehouses into condos.

Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 12:21pm EDT

MGM Casino construction traffic changes irk neighbors

Changes in the traffic pattern of roads near the construction site have arrived unannounced, The Gazette reports, making residents feel marginalized and out of the communication loop.

Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 11:00am EDT

Virginia Square apartments set for conversion back to condos

The Goldstar Group plans to convert a Virginia Square apartment building that was originally built as for-sale residential units back into condos after acquiring the site May 29 for $40 million.

Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 06:10pm EDT

OpenTable brings mobile payments to D.C.

Online restaurant reservation service OpenTable has quietly launched its mobile payment platform in the D.C. area.

Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 05:04pm EDT

The secret to job-search success for new graduates

While recent graduates for the class of 2014 are concerned about how their GPA, coursework and internships will translate into jobs this summer, companies are actually more concerned about personality when recruiting new grads.

Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 02:34pm EDT

Springfield Town Center update: New tenants, and what 3.3M square feet of new development could look like

If you want to know why the Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust is willing to pay $465 million for the former Springfield Mall, look no further than the image to your right.

Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 11:15am EDT

Lord & Taylor now wants damages from White Flint Mall owners

Anchor retailer Lord & Taylor LLC is taking a new tack in its lawsuit against the owners of the White Flint Mall after losing a pair of key rulings in its effort to block the mall's redevelopment into a town center.

Monday - 06/02/2014, 01:09pm EDT

The 10 hottest neighborhoods on the D.C. real estate market

Some have stunning views of the Potomac and the iconic D.C. monuments on the mall. Some have big yards. Others are stunning rowhouses. All are for sale right now in Washington, D.C., in neighborhoods MRIS Homes says are currently the hottest in the D.C. market.

Friday - 05/30/2014, 11:25am EDT

Glamping: 5 camping resorts where the tent is already pitched for you

Five great resorts for camping this spring and summer.

Friday - 05/30/2014, 10:24am EDT

Jose Andres takes on Tysons with America Eats Tavern

Celebrity chef and food personality José Andrés hopes to bring his brand of American "cool" to the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner.

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 05:42pm EDT

Skip the hotel: Peek inside the best Airbnb spots in the D.C. area

While hotels in the region are either swinging open their expansive doors or renovating their space to attract new business, those looking for something a little different can turn to Airbnb to book a room in someone's empty den or vacant apartment.

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 04:56pm EDT

New booze delivery service launching in D.C., coming soon to Northern Virginia

Many D.C. drinkers can cross one item off their to-do lists starting Thursday, when Ultra, an alcohol delivery service, launches in the District.

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 05:47pm EDT

Heavy Seas burger joint coming to D.C.?

Looks like one of the region's best known beer makers is also looking to get into the burger game.

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 03:34pm EDT

Bangkok Joe's to become Mama Rouge on Georgetown waterfront

After 10 years, it's time for a refresh at Bangkok Joe's on the Georgetown waterfront.

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 10:26am EDT

7 strategies for balancing work and life

If you feel like you're overbooked from the moment you step in the shower until the moment you collapse into bed, you're not alone among business owners.

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 08:36am EDT

Mike Isabella to open Mexican restaurant in Ballston

Celebrity chef Mike Isabella is making himself right at home in Arlington's Ballston neighborhood. Work is underway on his second Greek restaurant, Kapnos Taverna, at 4000 Wilson Blvd., and now the chef also plans to open a Mexican restaurant, called Pepita, around the corner.

Tuesday - 05/27/2014, 11:55am EDT

Which D.C. area CEO made the top 10 list for highest CEO pay?

A new list of the highest-paid chief executives includes one Washington-area executive in the Top 10.

Tuesday - 05/27/2014, 10:53am EDT

Summer's here! So here are some local getaway ideas to kick it off right

A look at some popular summer getaway spots for people who live in Greater Washington.

Friday - 05/23/2014, 10:18am EDT

Want to know if your local restaurant has any food poisoning issues? You might want to check Yelp

Nothing is worse than that sinking feeling, a few hours after eating, that the questionable seafood choice you made at a local restaurant or watering hole is likely coming back to haunt you.

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 02:53pm EDT

Loss of yardage: Price tag on ex-Redskins Chris Cooley's Leesburg mansion

He's a media type now, but many Washington Redskins fans remember Chris Cooley from his days as a Redskins tight end. But is he leaving the area? And at what price?

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 02:24pm EDT
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