Washington Business Journal

French International School sets sights on larger campus

One of the largest private schools in the D.C. region — the Lycée Rochambeau, The French International School — is hoping to bid adieu to its campus in Bethesda and bonjour to a larger consolidated campus to meet the needs of its growing school population.

Monday - 10/20/2014, 05:26pm EDT

Ted Leonsis ... Sexual Caramel? Wizards owner sets the record straight

You read that right: Revolution Growth co-founder and Washington Wizards/Capitals owner Ted Leonsis reveals that, if the Wizards make the playoffs, not only will he get a mohawk haircut, he'll adopt the nickname "Sexual Caramel."

Monday - 10/20/2014, 03:11pm EDT

Lonely Planet names D.C. its No. 1 destination for 2015

Washington is Lonely Planet's number one destination to visit for 2015, a first-time distinction for the city.

Monday - 10/20/2014, 12:15pm EDT

Annandale's revitalization starts with 54-year-old bowling alley's demise

Annandale's revitalization begins with the end of one of its long time go-to places.

Monday - 10/20/2014, 11:20am EDT

'Next wave' of Tysons development: Smaller, farther from Metro

Not every new Tysons development will be 1 million-plus square feet with thousands of new residential units.

Friday - 10/17/2014, 03:02pm EDT

Three ways Virginia could raise the price of liquor, per McAuliffe's budget

ABC is considering three options, according to a letter sent to stakeholders Wednesday and provided to the Washington Business Journal.

Thursday - 10/16/2014, 02:22pm EDT
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The best food region in the country? Esquire says it's Virginia

Esquire Magazine's inaugural Food and Drink Awards dubs Virginia the "best food region" of 2014.

Thursday - 10/16/2014, 12:37pm EDT

Best D.C. neighborhood for trick-or-treating?

Real estate listing firm Zillow Inc. is out with its annual "Trick-or-Treat" index, ranking the best cities for collecting candy and the best neighborhoods within those cities.

Thursday - 10/16/2014, 12:34pm EDT

MedStar hospitals received more than $1M from drug cos. in 2013

MedStar hospitals are among the top recipients in the region of drug company spending.

Thursday - 10/16/2014, 06:01am EDT

Kitchensurfing.com launches in D.C.; in-home chefs a click away

You can cook for your dinner guests, serve them and then clean up the kitchen after they go home, or you can have a professional chef come to your house and do it all.

Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 12:34pm EDT

Old Ebbitt Grill among top-grossing independent restaurants

D.C.'s Old Ebbitt Grill ranks No. 3 on a list of top-grossing restaurants.

Tuesday - 10/14/2014, 04:30pm EDT

Jose Andres' fast-casual concept is revealed: Beefsteak, a vegetarian restaurant

When you're as big as José Andrés, you get to open up and test out a brand new restaurant concept on one of the busiest corners in downtown D.C.

Tuesday - 10/14/2014, 03:30pm EDT

Why one taxi app is leaving D.C.

Hailo, a London-based taxi app that last year sought to break into the D.C. market with a regulator-friendly approach, is pulling out of D.C. and all of North America.

Tuesday - 10/14/2014, 02:54pm EDT

OpenTable officially launches mobile payment service in D.C.

OpenTable is officially launching its mobile payment service in Washington, with a list of 20 popular restaurants to start.

Tuesday - 10/14/2014, 11:15am EDT

Malcolm Gladwell's advice for entrepreneurs: Be "disagreeable"

Author and New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell said the most influential entrepreneurs responsible for vast transformational changes in technology share an important trait: They have the courage to be independent — and even disagreeable.

Monday - 10/13/2014, 01:59pm EDT

A Crumbs comeback. Washington on list for reopening stores

Crumbs Bake Shop, the cupcake chain that closed all of its stores in July, begins reopening many of its locations under new owners this month, including Washington locations.

Monday - 10/13/2014, 11:22am EDT

Trendy, not 'of Alexandria': Robinson Terminal South design revised

Trendy architecture, as one local developer recently learned, has no place on the overhauled Old Town waterfront.

Monday - 10/13/2014, 07:18am EDT

TSA tactics and airplane photo ops: 5 things to know about travel today

There's plenty of stuff business travelers don't know about life on the road. Stuff that maybe they should know, but never understood or never took the time to think about. Here are five things you really should know.

Thursday - 10/09/2014, 12:52pm EDT

Most expensive Metro stops for apartment rents

Proximity to Metro is coveted by apartment renters and they often pay a premium for that close-by access.

Thursday - 10/09/2014, 12:07pm EDT

She started a (really) different kind of condom company

L. Condom's marketing is a far cry from the hyper-masculinity and off-to-war-we-go terminology of competitors such as Trojan. And yet it's not girl-ified either.

Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 02:17pm EDT

Best college town pizzas? You can get two of them in Washington

College comparison and information website Great Value Colleges just posted its "50 Great (and Mostly Cheap!) College Town Pizza Shops,'' and two in Washington make the list.

Tuesday - 10/07/2014, 12:30pm EDT

D.C. Council bill aims to save Palisades grocery store

The potential closure of the Safeway grocery store on MacArthur Boulevard in the Palisades has some members of the D.C. Council looking to intervene.

Tuesday - 10/07/2014, 10:43am EDT

Hilton to sell NYC's Waldorf Astoria to Chinese investor for $1.95B (Video)

Hilton Worldwide Inc. will sell the Waldorf Astoria Hotel to Chinese firm Anbang Insurance Group Co. Ltd., a deal worth $1.95 billion, or more than $1.3 million per room.

Monday - 10/06/2014, 03:44pm EDT

Mango Tree's founder on choosing D.C., Thai cuisine, and bringing Mexican food to Thailand

Mango Tree founder Pitaya Phanphensophon, who will open Mango Tree at CityCenterDC later this year, has been mulling a U.S. expansion for some time.

Monday - 10/06/2014, 03:07pm EDT

Park Hyatt Washington sold for $100 million

The Park Hyatt Washington hotel in D.C.'s West End neighborhood has been sold for $100 million, or $462,963 per key.

Monday - 10/06/2014, 12:43pm EDT

Exxon Mobil in talks to sell Merrifield campus to Inova Health System

Exxon-Mobil is engaged in back-and-forth discussions about a sale of the campus to Inova Health System.

Monday - 10/06/2014, 11:12am EDT

Bus-on-Shoulder program could speed up I-66 commute

No one looks forward to a trip on Interstate 66. Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe has vowed to sort things out outside the Beltway. Now the Virginia Department of Transportation is taking extraordinary measures to relieve the maddening pressure on I-66 inside the Beltway during rush hours.

Monday - 10/06/2014, 10:32am EDT

From Del Ray to the Fitzgerald Warehouse, whatâ"™s new in Alexandriaâ"™s project pipeline

From Old Town to Landmark to Del Ray, Alexandria's development pipeline is surging.

Friday - 10/03/2014, 08:59am EDT

From new burgers to cold beers: Nearby restaurants gear up for Nationals playoff games

Restaurants situated near Nationals Park will get at least a few more days of madness this weekend as the Nationals begin their home stand for the division title. And if they're lucky — they meaning the restaurateurs — the streak could continue well into October.

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 03:19pm EDT

'Extraordinary Alexandria' campaign sees 30% gain in tourism ROI

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

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 10:05am EDT
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