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'Extraordinary Alexandria' campaign sees huge gain in tourism ROI

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

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 06:00am 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 ó it just launched in July ó 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, 01:03pm 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.

Monday - 09/29/2014, 03:20pm 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, 02:56pm 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

Ari Gejdenson to open three restaurants in Hecht's warehouse project

Not content to open restaurants in the District's most booming neighborhoods, 14th Street and Capitol Hill among them, Ari Gejdenson of Mindful Restaurants is headed for Ivy City in Northeast.

Tuesday - 09/23/2014, 06:15pm EDT

Goodbye Georgetown parking lot, hello retail-centric 'Prospect Place'

One of Georgetown's oldest parking lots, owned by one of Georgetown's oldest families, will be redeveloped as a new retail destination.

Tuesday - 09/23/2014, 05:22pm EDT

Origins Thai Spa to open in Clarendon

Some news on the Arlington personal care front: Origins Thai Spa, which currently has one location in Sterling, is coming to Clarendon.

Tuesday - 09/23/2014, 03:09pm EDT

New or used car? Used is about 25 percent cheaper

CarMax Inc. sells a whole lot of cars, trucks and SUVs, nearly 244,000 of them last quarter. And if its sales are a fair indication, used vehicles are holding their value.

Tuesday - 09/23/2014, 12:33pm EDT

Mike Isabella's Kapnos, El Centro, others coming to Reagan National Airport

The local restaurant offerings at Reagan National Airport are growing. "Top Chef" alum Mike Isabella will open another location of Kapnos Taverna there, joining several familiar D.C. area faces.

Tuesday - 09/23/2014, 12:31pm EDT

Del Frisco‚"ôs envisions more Del Frisco‚"ôs Grilles, starting with Northern Virginia (Video)

Del Frisco's CEO Mark Mednansky has been passing through D.C. quite a bit in recent weeks, and not just because his Dallas-based company is about to open the city's swankiest new steakhouse, Del Frisco's Double Eagle.

Friday - 09/19/2014, 05:14pm EDT

Washington ranks No. 4 for millionaires

The Washington region is rich with millionaires, ranking No. 4 in the nation for high net wealth individuals in 2013.

Friday - 09/19/2014, 12:28pm EDT

Arlington, Alexandria lead nation for millennial migration

The cost of living in the Washington area is high, but you can make good money here, too, and for many young Americans entering the workforce the tradeoff is apparently worth it.

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 11:19am EDT

Will there be a food fight in Capitol Riverfront as vegans, bacon lovers converge?

The dueling bacon and vegan festivals near Nationals Park this weekend feel like an artisanal altercation waiting to happen.

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 10:24am EDT
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