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New Hilton above L’Enfant Metro will open in April

WASHINGTON — After sitting vacant for nearly six years, the former L’Enfant Plaza Hotel is set for its grand reopening as the Hilton Washington DC National Mall. The 15-story hotel comes back with 367 rooms and 23,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The former L’Enfant Plaza Hotel is set for its grand reopening […]

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St. Elizabeths to get town square, affordable housing, hotel

WASHINGTON — The District has selected developer Redbrick LMD to remake a portion of the St. Elizabeths East campus into a town square destination with retail, housing and a stand-alone hotel. The addition, at what is called Parcel 15 on Martin Luther King Drive in Southeast D.C. will be next to the new Entertainment and Sports […]

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Lowe’s has 1,300 DC-area jobs to fill, in one day

WASHINGTON — Spring and summer are the busy seasons for home improvement chains, and Lowe’s has hundreds of jobs in the D.C.-area to fill right now. Lowe’s hopes to hire 1,300 seasonal workers for its Washington-area stores on its annual National Hiring Day on Feb. 13. The local jobs are both full-time and part-time, and will be […]

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Bethesda’s Praline Bakery opens at The Wharf

WASHINGTON — Bethesda’s popular Praline Bakery and Bistro has opened a new location at The Wharf in D.C. Praline Bakery has a full menu at its new, 2,500-square-foot Wharf location, with pastries, cookies, cakes, macarons and coffee, along with soups, salads, quiches and sandwiches. It is adjacent to The Wharf’s 7th Street Park. Praline Bakery’s Bethesda location […]

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LEON brings its LOVe Burger to DC

WASHINGTON — London-based fast food chain LEON, which opened its first U.S. location last year in Washington Square at 1050 Connecticut Ave. NW, is putting a plant-based burger on its D.C. menu. The LOVe Burger is made from 100 percent plants and is the first of several new vegan items LEON will add to its […]

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Want an on-the-spot job offer from Lockheed Martin? Beat the Challenge Box

WASHINGTON — Lockheed Martin will offer on-the-spot jobs to up to 175 information technology professionals this weekend in D.C., but those who get the offer will have to prove themselves first. Lockheed is bringing its 12,000-pound Challenge Box to the Black Engineer of the Year Awards at the Marriott Wardman Park Saturday, a huge, room-sized […]

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&pizza opens inside the Rayburn House Office Building

WASHINGTON — Many workers on the House side of Capitol Hill won’t need to leave the building for some &pizza. The D.C.-based craft pizza chain has opened a location inside the Rayburn House Office Building. Food services company Sodexo has subcontracted to operate the location. It is &pizza’s 13th location in the District. It also has […]

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Why gov’t. shutdown hurt Apple and Chick-fil-A

WASHINGTON — How much did the 35-day partial government shutdown impact the shopping and dining-out habits of those affected federal employees in the D.C. area? Significantly, according to Dulles, Virginia-based Gravy Analytics. Gravy Analytics — whose location intelligence tools track a billion daily location signals from more than 250 million smartphones and devices — compared […]

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Pizzeria Paradiso honors women lawmakers with ‘United States of Pizza’

WASHINGTON — Ruth Gresser, who opened the first Pizzeria Paradiso in Dupont Circle 27 years ago and has grown the business to five Washington area locations, is honoring other women leaders with a new rotating menu of pizza specials. “United States of Pizza: Women’s Slice of the Pie” is a weekly series of state-themed pizzas to […]

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DC remains leader in green energy and environmental design

WASHINGTON — If D.C. were a state, it would rank first again on an annual list of the top 10 states for leadership in energy and environmental design, the most widely-used green building rating system. The U.S. Green Building Council’s annual report card ranks states based on the number of LEED-certified square feet per person. Virginia […]

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Confounding reason first-time DC buyers can’t afford a fixer-upper

WASHINGTON — “First-time buyers are increasingly priced out of the D.C. housing market,” the headlines read again and again. They wouldn’t necessarily be, if they compromised on what they want. But experts say there’s a reason they don’t. Many first-time buyers want a picture-perfect, move-in ready condo, and they are paying for it. “A lot of […]

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SoHo Cafe expands its DC food bar business, weddings too

WASHINGTON — Despite the proliferation of fast-casual lunch options in D.C., downtown office dwellers still like their hot bars and salad bars, and one of the original hot-cold bars is expanding. SoHo Cafe & Market is doubling the number of its downtown locations, for a total of six by early 2019. Newmark Knight Frank represented […]

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Homes for sale in Foggy Bottom, West End jump 67 percent

WASHINGTON — Sales of houses and condos in the District were largely lower in December — with some neighborhood exceptions — but prices continued to rise and the number of homes listed for sale was up from a year ago. Inventory was significantly up in two D.C. neighborhoods. Long & Foster Real Estate said active […]

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Fruitive marks opening of Dupont Circle spot with free avocado toast

WASHINGTON — Fruitive, a small fast-casual chain whose menu is 100-percent plant based, will open its second D.C. location Jan. 25. To mark the opening, the eatery is giving away free avocado herb toast and coffee starting at noon. The Dupont Circle Fruitive is at 1330 Connecticut Ave. in Northwest D.C. Fruitive opened its first […]

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Washington City Paper names new publisher

WASHINGTON — Washington City Paper has named Katy McKegney, most recently advertising director at The Hill, as its new publisher. The appointment comes just over a year after local entrepreneur Mark Ein bought Washington City Paper from SouthComm, returning the paper to local ownership. McKegney will oversee WCP’s publications, advertising sales, sponsorship programs, strategic partnerships […]

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When it comes to social media, people would rather look than read

WASHINGTON — For all the potential social media has to share important information, when it comes down to it, a picture trumps all other content. According to a survey of regular social media users by D.C.-based business news and how-to website The Manifest, images are the only content type that more than half of social media […]

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Amtrak taking bids to replace decades old passenger cars

WASHINGTON — While Amtrak awaits arrival of its new Acela trainsets, it is moving forward with plans to replace its fleet of 470 passenger cars primarily used on the Northeast Corridor and adjoining corridors, many of which are 40 to 50 years old. Amtrak has released a Request for Proposals for a new fleet of […]

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Now leasing: Novel South Capitol has 42 penthouses, coworking space

WASHINGTON — Novel South Capitol, a new luxury apartment development sandwiched between Capitol Hill and Capitol Riverfront, with an on-site coworking space, has begun leasing with first move-ins expected in February. The 539-unit apartment building, at 2 I Street SE, has 42 penthouses and includes studio to three-bedroom units from 500 square feet to 1,800 […]

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DC kicks off annual Summer Youth Employment program

WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia has opened its annual Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment program for applications from both D.C. youth and employers who want to participate this year. Mayor Muriel Bowser kicked off the application opening at an event at the Newseum Thursday morning. The Summer Youth Program, first launched in […]

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Breaking into DC’s freelance economy? Tips for first-timers

WASHINGTON — Whether you call it gig economy or freelancing or career independence, more and more people in the Washington area are breaking out on their own. For those newbies, reality sets in when they realize they are not only the talent, but also the payroll department, finance department, human resources department and procurement department. […]

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Blue Duck Tavern opens outdoor ‘Fire Garden’ (with fondue and blankets)

WASHINGTON — Blue Duck Tavern, at the Park Hyatt in D.C.’s West End, doesn’t see any reason why you can’t enjoy patio seating in the colder months. The restaurant just opened its Fire Garden. The new outdoor space, with fountain, is a sunken garden with fire pits and comes with blankets for guests to stay […]

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Airbnb hosts in DC make an average $10,000

WASHINGTON — Airbnb hosts in the District will face strict new regulations this year about how often they can rent out their homes, but they had some nice side income from their Airbnb rentals in 2018, newly released figures show. Airbnb said hosts in the District earned $96 million last year, up from $82 million […]

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