Washington Business Journal

In winning the FBI, Loudoun County could lose $6M a year

Loudoun County could wind up losing $6 million a year if it is unfortunate enough to win one of the region’s most highly sought-after federal agencies.

Thursday - 01/31/2013, 11:24am EST

Bowie candy shop owner named Food Network's 'Sweet Genius'

Food Network reality show "Sweet Genius" last week named Bowie resident Tamarra Thomas the winning contestant on the show, a competition where chefs battle it out to create desserts in timed challenges with surprise ingredients/

Wednesday - 01/30/2013, 02:24am EST

D.C. catering practices under review after club shooting

An investigation into a weekend shooting at a Northeast D.C. club has led authorities to probe a broader question: whether some establishments in the city are using catering companies to skirt liquor licensing laws and operate as bars under the District's radar.

Wednesday - 01/30/2013, 01:00am EST

Dulles International makes cut for good business travel services

The Travel Leaders Group ranks airports in Atlanta and Charlotte as the best for connecting flights, based on surveys with member travel agents.

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 01:34pm EST

D.C. getting an STK steakhouse geared toward women

STK, a steakhouse geared toward female customers, is opening its first restaurant in Washington.

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 11:31am EST

Bethesda to get Roti Mediterranean Grill

Chicago-based Roti Mediterranean Grill continues its Washington expansion, opening a restaurant in Bethesda in March.

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 10:32am EST

George Mason University project likely to snarl traffic

A construction project intended to reduce traffic congestion around George Mason University's Fairfax Campus has begun and is likely to snarl traffic.

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 10:24am EST

District's top 25 delinquent taxpayers owe $3.25M

The District's top 25 delinquent taxpayers, a collection of individuals and businesses from D.C. to Illinois to South Carolina to Paris, owe more than $3.25 million, the D.C. tax office reports.

Monday - 01/28/2013, 09:30pm EST

Lottery subcontractor not allowed to bid on lucrative contract

The D.C.-based subcontractor behind the District's controversial 2009 lottery procurement has been told it will not be allowed to compete for a separate, lucrative lottery deal.

Monday - 01/28/2013, 02:48pm EST

Protein Bar bulks up Ballston

Chicago-based Protein Bar, whose light fare menu includes high-protein drinks, chili, soups, salads and its signature, low calorie Bar-ritos, is opening a second Washington location in Ballston this week.

Monday - 01/28/2013, 12:13pm EST

Jack's Boathouse owner doesn't believe Park Service owns leased land

The National Park Service is trying to move quickly in awarding a new contract for the waterfront space currently housed by Jack's Boathouse.

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 10:27am EST

Leesburg's Lost Creek Winery sold for $2.3M

The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development announced on Tuesday that Leesburg's Lost Creek Vineyards and Winery was sold for $2.3 million to Hampton Roads Holdings Inc. by owners Bob and Carol Hauck.

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 06:52am EST

FBI looks to build firing range in Prince William County

It's not a new headquarters, but the FBI is looking to build something in Prince William County: A firing range.

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 03:22pm EST

Tally Ho Theatre seeking renaissance

After more than eight decades, Tally Ho Theatre is seeking a rebirth.

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 10:34am EST

Loudoun County community fights potential school closure

Loudoun County is considering the possibility of closing the doors on Lincoln Elementary, but dozens of members of the community won't let it go away quietly.

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 10:23am EST

D.C. taxicabs will allow credit cards by March 30

The D.C. Taxicab Commission, abandoning the effort for a standardize citywide smart meter, instead will issue regulations this week requiring all District taxis to accept credit cards by March 30.

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 07:01am EST

Property values eyed in Montgomery County

Montgomery County's inspector general issued a report on Friday urging the county to be more diligent in challenging commercial property assessments conducted by the state, some of which appear to be unusually low.

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 06:20am EST

D.C. extends public comment period on new building codes

The District government has extended the public comment period on D.C.'s extensive new building codes through Feb. 22.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 05:23pm EST

Logan Circle, Dupont Circle most popular D.C. housing markets

Houses and apartments in Logan Circle and Dupont Circle were on the market an average of just 22 days before being sold in December, the fastest-selling neighborhoods in D.C. last month.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 10:43am EST

Tareq Salahi company owes $34,000 to limo service

A company founded by Tareq Salahi, the White House party crasher and Virginia gubernatorial hopeful, owes RMA Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation $34,000, the company claims.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 05:12am EST

5 area companies make Fortune Best Places to Work list

Navy Federal Credit Union was the highest-ranked local company, at No. 56, up from No. 95 last year.

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 12:25pm EST

New Corner Bakery and TJ Maxx opening in D.C.

The permit action in D.C. picked up Wednesday with a heavy bent toward retail and casual dining.

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 10:28am EST

Former Hook & Blue Ridge chef Barton Seaver leaving D.C.

Barton Seaver, former chef at Hook and Blue Ridge, is leaving D.C. to lead the Healthy and Sustainable Food Program at the Center for Health and the Global Environmental at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 02:00am EST

New record set with $7.9M Chevy Chase condo sale

Looking for an indicator of how much Washington's high-end housing market has recovered since the recession? Look no further than the Parc Somerset condominiums in Chevy Chase.

Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 05:57pm EST

Fairfax Co. Chamber backs McDonnell's transportation funding bill

The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce has tossed its support to Gov. Bob McDonnell's transportation funding plan, the largest organization in the Washington area so far to back the controversial proposal.

Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 02:24pm EST

Steve Case's prediction for D.C.'s 2013 venture haul: $1.1 billion

Steve Case's Revolution LLC is predicting the D.C. region will raise about $1.1 billion in venture cash this year, an aggressive forecast that would outpace the VC totals of recent years.

Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 09:02am EST

Adventist HealthCare negotiating to sell 40 acres in Clarksburg

A deal is being negotiated by Adventist HealthCare to sell 40 acres in Clarksburg that it once envisioned as a hospital and medical campus.

Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 06:05am EST

Montgomery Co. sues Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac for back taxes

Montgomery County officials are suing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for at least $75,000 in unpaid Maryland property transfer taxes.

Wednesday - 01/09/2013, 07:16am EST

Grover Norquist lobbies against Bob McDonnell's roads plan

Grover Norquist has joined the fight against Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's transportation plan.

Wednesday - 01/09/2013, 07:14am EST
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