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Business & Finance

New eatery wants to change the way Washingtonians think about hummus

WASHINGTON — On restaurant menus, hummus is typically listed as an appetizer. At cocktail parties, it often accompanies crudités. But at D.C.’s newest fast-casual spot, the popular chickpea spread has been called off the sidelines, and instead, is the star of each meal. Inside Little Sesame’s new home at 1828 L St. NW, chefs and […]

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Moxy DC hotel holding ‘casting call’ for employees

WASHINGTON — Marriott’s millennial-leaning, hip, Moxy hotel brand opens its first Moxy in Washington, D.C. in late fall — and it is hiring. But Moxy isn’t planning just job interviews. Moxy DC is hosting a casting call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 27. “This is not your mom’s job interview, so potential employees should […]

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Va. restaurant becomes area’s first 3-star Michelin

WASHINGTON — The release of the star-rated restaurants in the 2019 Michelin Guide brought a wave of excitement to D.C.’s culinary community Sept. 13. The Inn at Little Washington became the area’s first three-star restaurant since the Guide’s D.C. launch in 2016. Congratulations PATRICK! ⭐⭐⭐@Michelin After 40 years you got it! @InnatLittleWash my team and […]

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Jobs coming to DC, but more housing needed

WASHINGTON — By 2045 the D.C. region will see an additional 990,000 new jobs. But unless there’s a push to build new housing, the employees coming to fill those jobs will struggle to find a place to live. That’s the upshot of the report from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. According to COG’S forecast, […]

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Mary J. Blige, Cage the Elephant, 1st concerts at new Entertainment and Sports Arena

WASHINGTON — The District will cut the ribbon at the city’s new Entertainment and Sports Arena on St. Elizabeths East campus in Congress Heights on Sept. 22, and the first two concerts will follow in October. On Oct. 6, Mary J. Blige, the Grammy Award winner and 2018 double Oscar nominee will perform, along with […]

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Mary J. Blige, Cage the Elephant are 1st concerts at new Entertainment and Sports Arena

WASHINGTON — The District will cut the ribbon at the city’s new Entertainment and Sports Arena on St. Elizabeths East campus in Congress Heights on Sept. 22, and the first two concerts will follow in October. On Oct. 6, Mary J. Blige, the Grammy Award winner and 2018 double Oscar nominee, will perform, along with […]

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Magnolia Bakery comes to DC’s Union Station

WASHINGTON — New York’s Magnolia Bakery, often credited with starting the cupcake craze, will open a D.C. outpost at Union Station Sept. 10. Magnolia Bakery opened its first location in Manhattan’s West Village in 1996. The company was bought in 2007 by its current owners, Steve and Tyra Abrams, who have expanded the bakery to […]

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Mark Ein dives into esports, buys Overwatch team as Activision league expands to D.C.

Serial investor and entrepreneur Mark Ein, owner of the Washington Kastles and World TeamTennis, has found his way to esports, launching Washington Esports Ventures and buying a D.C.-based team in the Overwatch League. Ein, CEO of Capitol Investment Corp. and Venturehouse Group LLC, owner of the Washington City Paper and chairman of Kastle Systems, “is […]

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New Dupont Circle BID names first executive director

The Dupont Circle Business Improvement District has its first chief. The newly formed BID’s board has named Colleen Hawkinson, most recently the manager of strategic planning at the D.C. Department of Transportation, as executive director. Hawkinson, per a release, has two decades of experience in urban planning. “With its vibrant small and local businesses, plus […]

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Michelin announces 19 new Bib Gourmand restaurants in DC

WASHINGTON — Nineteen local restaurants have good reason to celebrate. On Sept. 6, Michelin Guide announced its picks in this year’s Bib Gourmand lineup — a cheap eats category, of sorts, that recognizes restaurants delivering high-quality food at a value — and 19 new restaurants made the cut. The new Bib Gourmand list comes one week […]

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Major upgrades inside Capital One Arena are almost finished

WASHINGTON — A $40 million renovation of Capital One Arena has been underway for months, and the vast majority of the improvements will be finished in time for the Washington Capitals’ home opener next month. “We’ve actually put a lot of money into the building over the years. (But this is) the first complete face-lift […]

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Mike Isabella’s business files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Mike Isabella Concepts filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Thursday in the wake of a six-month period during which the business was sued for sexual harassment and closed several eateries, including its massive food hall at Tysons Galleria. The bankruptcy case, filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Greenbelt, is not yet available online. Mike […]

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Kalorama manse with a designer pedigree on the market for $5.3 million

WASHINGTON — A 7,000-square-foot, completely renovated Georgian Revival in Kalorama is on the market for $5,295,000 and comes with high-profile neighbors and a well-known designer’s touch. The four-bedroom home, at 2310 Tracy Place, NW, was built in 1914 and includes five-and-a-half baths, a huge entry gallery, breakfast and sunroom, library and office, and four fireplaces. […]

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Want ‘gut-friendly’ fast food? LEON opens first US restaurant in DC

WASHINGTON — London-based LEON, a fast food chain founded in 2004 with a goal of making fast food healthy and natural, will open its first U.S. location in downtown D.C. this month. The LEON restaurant will occupy space at 1724 L Street, NW, in the Washington Square building. LEON calls itself the pioneer in “naturally […]

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Want “gut-friendly” fast food? LEON opens first U.S. restaurant in DC

WASHINGTON — London-based LEON, a fast food chain founded in 2004 with a goal of making fast food healthy and natural, will open its first U.S. location in downtown D.C. this month. The LEON restaurant will occupy space at 1724 L Street, NW, in the Washington Square building. LEON calls itself the pioneer in “naturally […]

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Some DC taxes are going up: A pack of cigarettes will cost a lot more

WASHINGTON — Several D.C. tax rates change effective Oct. 1, coinciding with the start of the District’s 2019 fiscal year. Here’s a list of D.C. taxes going up: The general sales tax will go from 5.75 percent to 6 percent. The off-premises alcohol tax (for beer, wine and liquor bought at stores) will go from […]

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DC employers discriminate against applicants with long commutes, study says

WASHINGTON — It’s no secret the D.C. area is home to some pretty terrible traffic. But now, there’s evidence that a long, complicated commute could be holding you back from a new job. A new first-of-its-kind study out of Notre Dame University found some D.C. employers discriminate against applicants with long commutes — and that […]

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