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DC native, U of Richmond student invents anti-binge drinking tumbler

WASHINGTON — D.C. native and current University of Richmond junior Olivia Pivirotto has invented a drinking tumbler that’s designed to control college student binge drinking and prevent their drinks from being unknowingly spiked with drugs. She has named the product the SWIGSAFE, and Olivia and her mother Brenda have formed a company, Thomas Point Enterprises […]

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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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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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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 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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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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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-area drivers fare poorly in Allstate report

WASHINGTON — Allstate’s “America’s Best Drivers” report doesn’t make drivers in D.C., or the greater Washington area, look very good. Based on data such as damage claims and so-called hard-braking events, D.C. ranks 198 out of 200 cities where data were studied. Nationally, the average number of years between auto insurance claims is 10 years. […]

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This ZIP code is home to DC’s most expensive rentals

WASHINGTON — Renting an apartment in the District is not cheap, and ZIP code 20037, which includes Foggy Bottom and the West End, is not only the most expensive ZIP code for rent in the city, it is also the most-expensive rental ZIP code in the entire mid-Atlantic region. The average apartment rent in ZIP […]

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Amazon rolls out Whole Foods Prime delivery in DC area

WASHINGTON — Whole Foods, which has had a grocery delivery partnership through Postmates, will now deliver directly through the Amazon Prime Now channel in the D.C. area. The District is one of four new cities, plus additional New York neighborhoods added to the roster of Prime Now delivery areas, bringing the total to 28 cities. […]

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Another record year for DC tourism: 22.8M visitors

WASHINGTON — D.C. welcomed a record 22.8 million tourists in 2017, up 3.6 percent from 2016. International tourists accounted for 2 million of the total, up 2.5 percent. “We’ve seen eight years of consecutive growth. At the end of the day, what we do to attract visitors is economic development, resulting in $7.5 billion spent […]

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DC housing market has 1.9 month supply. What does that mean?

WASHINGTON — Lack of inventory, or amount of houses and condos for sale in the District, continues to plague D.C.’s housing market and it’s not getting any better. Long & Foster now reports there is just a 1.9 month supply of homes for sale in the District. What exactly does that mean? “Essentially what it […]

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Sips, bites, DJs and deals: Twilight Shop returns to Georgetown

WASHINGTON — More than 65 Georgetown merchants will take part in Georgetown’s second-annual Georgetown Twilight Shop Sept. 13 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. It will include sales and events along M Street, Wisconsin Avenue and Georgetown’s side streets. There will be five outdoor DJs throughout Georgetown, and free pedi-cab rides. Bars and restaurants will […]

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Problems with short-term rentals prompt DC to question landlords

WASHINGTON — D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine’s office sent letters to 19 building owners and managers of 33 residential apartment buildings in the District requesting answers about short-term rentals being offered alongside long-term leases. The A.G.’s office says it has received complaints from tenants about safety concerns and frequent disruption from noisy and rowdy short-term guests. […]

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CQ Roll Call acquisition complete

WASHINGTON — D.C.-based tech firm FiscalNote has completed its $180 million acquisition of CQ Roll Call from London-based The Economist Group. The Economist now holds an 18 percent stake in FiscalNote, making it the company’s largest-single shareholder. Economist CEO Chris Stibbs also joins FiscalNote’s board of directors. New York-based financial information services firm S&P Global […]

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DC is No. 3 on list of cities with the most mosquitoes

WASHINGTON — In honor of World Mosquito Day, observed on Aug. 20 to commemorate British doctor Sir Ronald Ross’s 1897 discovery linking mosquitoes to malaria, Terminix has released its list of the Top 25 Mosquito Cities. Washington, D.C., ranks No. 3, behind Dallas and New York City. Baltimore ranks No. 10. Terminix put its list […]

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DC area gets C+ for small business friendliness (but is that fair?)

WASHINGTON — The D.C. area’s score for small-business friendliness took a hit this year, according to an annual survey by Thumbtack, a website and app that connects consumers to small business contractors. The D.C. area scored a C-plus in this year’s survey of Thumbtack members, down from an overall friendliness grade of A-minus in 2017. […]

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Accenture will tidy up the Library of Congress’ collection

WASHINGTON — Arlington, Virginia-based Accenture Federal Services has won a contract to build a new data center for the Library of Congress and the U.S. Copyright Office. Under terms of the $27.3 million contract, Accenture Federal Services will migrate the Library’s current data center to new hosting environments, and enhance the security, reliability and performance […]

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Accenture wins Library of Congress data center contract

WASHINGTON — Arlington, Virginia-based Accenture Federal Services has won a contract to build a new data center for the Library of Congress and the U.S. Copyright Office. Under terms of the $27.3 million contract, Accenture Federal Services will migrate the Library’s current data center to new hosting environments, and enhance the security, reliability and performance […]

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DC area among top 3 cities for tech talent

WASHINGTON — An annual report, “Scoring Tech Talent” from CBRE Group, ranks the Washington metro area behind only San Francisco and Seattle for the ability to attract and grow IT talent. The report ranks 50 U.S. and Canadian markets. Greater Washington scores high in two key areas: tech degree completions and tech labor concentration. Washington […]

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