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SPiN pingpong social club comes to National Press Club building

WASHINGTON — New York-based SPiN will open one of its artsy, funky pingpong clubs in time for the holidays at 1332 F St. NW in the National Press Club building. It will be SPiN’s eighth location in North America. The first opened in New York in 2009. Other locations are in Chicago, San Francisco, Toronto, […]

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Coalition forms to push the Georgetown-Rosslyn gondola idea

WASHINGTON — A plan for an aerial gondola connecting Georgetown with Rosslyn over the Potomac was first floated more than five years ago, and a feasibility study in 2016 seemed to give the idea some credibility. However, any plans to do it have not meaningfully advanced. Now a coalition of 35 area stakeholders hopes to […]

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LEON likes DC: Mount Vernon getting its 2nd US restaurant location

WASHINGTON — London-based fast food chain LEON, which opened its first U.S. location earlier this year at Washington Square at 1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW, will open a second location in Mount Vernon Square next spring. LEON, which calls its Mediterranean-leaning menu “Naturally Fast Food,” was co-founded by former Procter & Gamble executive John Vincent in […]

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LEON likes DC: Mount Vernon Square getting its 2nd US restaurant location

WASHINGTON — London-based fast food chain LEON, which opened its first U.S. location earlier this year at Washington Square at 1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW, will open a second location in Mount Vernon Square next spring. LEON, which calls its Mediterranean-leaning menu “Naturally Fast Food,” was co-founded by former Procter & Gamble executive John Vincent in […]

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DC-area home values up 40 pct. since 2009

WASHINGTON — D.C.-area home sales hit monthly price records for November. Listing service Bright MLS said the median price of what sold in the D.C. region in November was $449,500 — up 5.9 percent from a year ago and a record high for the month of November. The median price was also up 5.5 percent […]

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DC-area home values up 40% since 2009

WASHINGTON — D.C.-area home sales hit monthly price records for November. Listing service Bright MLS said the median price of what sold in the D.C. region in November was $449,500 — up 5.9 percent from a year ago and a record high for the month of November. The median price was also up 5.5 percent […]

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DC-area home values up 40 percent since 2009

WASHINGTON — D.C.-area home sales hit monthly price records for November. Listing service Bright MLS said the median price of what sold in the D.C. region in November was $449,500 — up 5.9 percent from a year ago and a record high for the month of November. The median price was also up 5.5 percent […]

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Are you a workshopper? Your IT department is watching

WASHINGTON — There is a relatively new word for a pretty old holiday routine: Workshopping. It is a reference to doing online holiday shopping on the boss’ dime and on the company’s computer and network. How does the IT department feel about workshoppers? “Well they are worried about it. The biggest concern is employees visiting […]

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OpenTable’s version of DC’s best restaurants

WASHINGTON — OpenTable is out with its annual 100 Best Restaurants in America, and while the D.C. restaurants that make the list have excellent reputations, many of the current darlings of foodies and the critics are missing. OpenTable bases its list on user reviews culled from more than 12 million verified diner reviews between November […]

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OpenTable releases list of best DC restaurants

WASHINGTON — OpenTable is out with its annual 100 Best Restaurants in America, and while the D.C. restaurants that make the list have excellent reputations, many of the current darlings of foodies and the critics are missing. OpenTable bases its list on user reviews culled from more than 12 million verified diner reviews between November […]

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WeWork, Meridian buy Akin Gump building for $136.5M

WASHINGTON — The Meridian Group, through a joint venture with affiliates of WeWork Property Advisors, acquired 1333 New Hampshire Ave. NW in Dupont Circle from Boston Properties for $136.5 million. The 350,000-square-foot building is 84 percent leased by law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, which is relocating to a new headquarters after 25 […]

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DC-area unemployment falls to 3.2 percent

WASHINGTON — The Washington metro’s unemployment rate in October fell to 3.2 percent, from 3.3 percent in September. A year ago, the D.C.-area’s unemployment rate was 3.5 percent. Metro Baltimore’s unemployment rate fell as well, to 3.8 percent in October, from 3.9 percent in September. The Baltimore area’s unemployment rate in October 2017 was 4.0 […]

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Lyft completes Capital Bikeshare deal, plans its own Lyft bikes

WASHINGTON — Ride hailing company Lyft, which recently jumped into the dockless electric scooter business in D.C., has completed its planned acquisition of Motivate, the company that operates the city’s long-established public docked bike operator Capital Bikeshare. The deal was first announced in July. Lyft also unveiled a first look at its own Lyft Bikes, […]

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Lyft acquires Capital Bikeshare operator, unveils design for Lyft Bikes

WASHINGTON — Ride hailing company Lyft, which recently jumped into the dockless electric scooter business in D.C., has completed its planned acquisition of Motivate, the company that operates the city’s long-established public docked bike operator Capital Bikeshare. The deal was first announced in July. Lyft also unveiled a first look at its own Lyft Bikes, […]

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Here’s what the Children’s National DC research campus will look like

WASHINGTON — Children’s National Health System held a ceremonial groundbreaking this week to mark the start of construction on its new Research and Innovation campus on 12.8 acres at the former Walter Reed Medical Center campus in Northwest D.C. It will be the first pediatric outpatient center in Ward 4, on Georgia Avenue in Takoma, and will […]

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Lost Sock Roasters, Turning Natural sign on to Takoma Theater

WASHINGTON — The historic Takoma Theatre, redeveloped by Rock Creek Property Group and soon become home to a satellite clinic for Children’s National Hospital, has signed two retail tenants. Lost Sock Roasters, a small-batch coffee roaster based in D.C.’s Brightwood Park, will open its first stand-alone retail store at Takoma Theatre, located at the intersection of Butternut […]

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Lost Sock Roasters, Turning Natural sign on to Takoma Theatre

WASHINGTON — The historic Takoma Theatre, redeveloped by Rock Creek Property Group and soon become home to a satellite clinic for Children’s National Hospital, has signed two retail tenants. Lost Sock Roasters, a small-batch coffee roaster based in D.C.’s Brightwood Park, will open its first stand-alone retail store at Takoma Theatre, located at the intersection of Butternut […]

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Wegmans-anchored former Fannie Mae HQ will be called City Ridge

WASHINGTON — Roadside Development, which acquired the Fannie Mae campus in D.C. two years ago for $89 million, has announced the Wegmans-anchored development it plans for the site will be called City Ridge. Roadside and its development partner, North America Sekisui House LLC, have also set a Dec. 1 date for the official groundbreaking on the $640 […]

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PHOTOS: Historic Capitol Hill church becomes multimillion-dollar condos

WASHINGTON — A historic landmark church in Capitol Hill’s Stanton Park has been converted into six multistory luxury condos, all with unique original details, called The Bell Tower at Stanton Park.  The church at 609 Maryland Avenue, N.E. built in 1891 and 1892, was originally the Eastern Presbyterian Church. It was designed by renowned architect […]

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Georgetown, Adams Morgan gear up for Small Business Saturday

WASHINGTON — Nov. 24 is the annual Small Business Saturday, a nationwide promotion to encourage shopping at small, independent and locally-owned businesses. The District has plenty of those. Some of the biggest concentrations of locally-owned businesses — many of them that have been around for decades — are in Georgetown and Adams Morgan. “Georgetown has […]

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In DC, median home price now tops $600,000

WASHINGTON — The median price of a house or condo that sold in the District in October was $602,250, up 9.5 percent from a year ago and the highest October level on record in D.C. The Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors also notes fewer sales. The 742 closed residential sales in D.C. in October fell […]

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Spin scooters hit DC streets; company doesn’t like speed limits either

WASHINGTON — San Francisco-based dockless electric scooter company Spin, which entered D.C.’s dockless pilot this year with bikes but decided to pivot to electric scooters, has begun deploying its scooter fleet in D.C. It also has opinions about new dockless rules that will take effect in 2019 in the District. Spin was acquired earlier this month […]

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