Washington Business Journal

How VDOT's latest mega project, I-395 at Seminary Road, will affect your commute

A second project now underway, immediately north of where the I-95 Express Lanes end, will bring additional congestion relief to the Washington area's busiest stretch of highway, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. Interstate 395 at Seminary carries roughly 200,000 vehicles per day.

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 11:29am EDT

D.C. streetcars already making money from parking tickets

D.C.'s Department of Public Works has begun writing parking tickets at the attention-grabbing sum of $100 for any vehicle blocking the streetcar's path down H Street from Union Station to the Anacostia River.

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 09:51am EDT

Coming soon to Rockville: Stanford Grill, from the Copper Canyon Grill team

Stanford Grill is the latest restaurant headed to Montgomery County, with a new lease signed for a 400-seat restaurant at 2000 Tower Oaks Blvd.

Monday - 08/25/2014, 05:11pm EDT

New York tea business relocates to D.C., looks to open tea room

Jennifer Jackson of the Harlem-based company Not Just Tea has decided to take her chances on D.C.

Monday - 08/25/2014, 02:55pm EDT

What's in store at the renovated POV lounge

POV rooftop lounge at the W Hotel Washington D.C. has been closed for just more than a month, and we're now getting a better look at what the renovated lounge will offer when it reopens in September.

Monday - 08/25/2014, 02:47pm EDT

Will Arlington's sweetened tech tax breaks be enough to keep Opower?

With little fanfare, the Arlington County Board in April unanimously moved to tweak its "technology zone" incentives, expanding the types of businesses eligible to receive a break on their business license (BPOL) tax. Most importantly, the incentives could now be applied to retain growing tech businesses already in the county, not just attract new ones.

Friday - 08/22/2014, 04:09pm EDT

Meet the woman who started Fat Tire in her basement

Beer was taking over the house. Bottles lined the living room and New Belgium T-shirts were sprawled across what would be the baby's nursery. They had more square feet in beer than in furniture.

Thursday - 08/21/2014, 02:57pm EDT

Bacon milkshakes? Why not, says Five Guys

Five Guys Burgers and Fries is test-marketing a customizable milkshake on its menu at a few locations, including stores in Alexandria, Stafford and Lorton. Bacon is among the 10 "mix-ins" you can add.

Thursday - 08/21/2014, 01:17pm EDT

At True Food Kitchen, it's no to soda, but yes to burgers

True Food Kitchen, the healthy-food focused restaurant from Phoenix-based Fox Restaurant Concepts coming to Mosaic District in Merrifield next month, is all about compromise.

Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 07:08pm EDT

Giant's City Market at O store wins design award

The Giant at O Street Market in D.C.'s Shaw neighborhood opened to "oohs and ahhs" last fall, with its historic two-story architecture, wine and beer bar and huge selection of prepared foods. Now it's been recognized with a national design award.

Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 05:39pm EDT

33 Washington-area companies crack Inc. 500

Inc. Magazine's 2014 list of the country's fastest-growing private companies includes 33 in the Washington area, including one in the top 5, and four in the top 50.

Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 04:17pm EDT

See where Washington ranks on Forbes' most valuable NFL franchises list

Most any pro football fan can make a reasonable guess at the most valuable team in the National Football League. It's the Dallas Cowboys. Always the Dallas Cowboys. Eight years in a row atop Forbes' annual report on NFL team valuations.

Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 02:50pm EDT

CityZen Chef Eric Ziebold to open new restaurant in Mount Vernon Triangle

After 10 years at the acclaimed CityZen restaurant in D.C.'s Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Executive Chef Eric Ziebold is striking out on his own.

Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 10:03am EDT

High-end apartments are crowding out the affordable in D.C.

There's been a lot of apartment construction in the District in the last few years, but most of it is at the high end of the market. And that has led to a dearth of more affordable housing.

Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 07:43am EDT

Chefs start to see real cost savings from kitchen gardens

They say money doesn't grow on trees, but some chefs around D.C. are finding some of it growing on tomato plants.

Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 04:52pm EDT

35 Shoppers stores in Greater Washington hit by credit card breach

Supervalu Inc. has not said how many consumers were affected by a recent credit card data breach, but one security expert believes the number of credit card accounts involved could be "in the millions."

Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 01:54pm EDT

Tea test: D.C. residents 96% honest

Bethesda-based Honest Tea Inc. just concluded its month-long social experiment to see how honest people are, and D.C. residents passed the test with flying colors.

Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 12:49pm EDT

JetBlue continues expansion at Reagan National

JetBlue Airways Corp., one of several airlines expanding at Reagan National Airport thanks to slot divestitures of the newly merged American Airlines and US Airways, will add twice daily service from Reagan National to Jacksonville, Florida.

Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 12:42pm EDT

Peter Chang's Rockville restaurant to open in 2015; TaKorean, Brookland Pint both open

Peter Chang, the chef whose Virginia restaurants serve some of the most sought-after Chinese food on the East Coast, is making his way into the D.C. region

Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 12:38pm EDT

Mr. Smith's: the latest in old-time Georgetown casualties

Looks like Georgetown may soon be saying goodbye to "the friendliest bar in town." Mr. Smith's, the longtime M Street watering hole known for its daily piano sing-alongs, will close at the end of the month.

Monday - 08/18/2014, 03:03pm EDT

SB-Urban goes micro again, this time in Blagden Alley

The project will offer "small-unit" (SB-Urban does not use the term "micro") furnished rental apartments "with distinctive shared living spaces for people who live a very urban and career-prioritized lifestyle."

Monday - 08/18/2014, 02:22pm EDT

Here's what you need to know about D.C. Beer Week

D.C. Beer Week is here and ready to provide an entirely different kind of hangover.

Monday - 08/18/2014, 01:01pm EDT

True Food Kitchen aiming for late September opening, The Melt Shop to bring more grilled cheese

True Food Kitchen, the latest restaurant to join the Mosaic District development in Merrifield, aims to open Sept. 23.

Friday - 08/15/2014, 05:40pm EDT

Dude, where's my car? Pentagon steps in to address issues with vehicle shipping contract

The Pentagon is stepping in to help people find their cars.

Friday - 08/15/2014, 11:54am EDT

Hey Bon Appetit, stop defining D.C. restaurants by the 'power lunch'

How many more unique, chef-owned restaurants, artisan charcuterie producers and craft cocktail bars have to open before D.C. sheds the power-lunch persona?

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 04:51pm EDT

'Boss School': The latest in training for busy women who want to be entrepreneurs

Boss School is a partnership between the Kauffman Foundation one of the foremost nonprofits dedicated to entrepreneurship and the startup Hello Fearless, a Kansas-City-based online entrepreneurial school that transforms "bold women into brave entrepreneurs."

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 02:29pm EDT

David Chang confirms Momofuku will open in CityCenterDC

Prepare for the pork bun obsession, D.C. David Chang is indeed bringing his Momofuku restaurant to the District as part of the massive CityCenterDC development.

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 12:36pm EDT

JBG proposes 290 apartments, two stories of retail next to Nationals Park

The JBG Cos. has filed plans with the D.C. Zoning Commission for a 13-story, 290-unit apartment building immediately north of Nationals Park, with two levels of retail and three levels of below-grade parking.

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 12:05pm EDT

Tell your teen a part-time job means better earnings later in life

The study, from University of Virginia economist Christopher Ruhm and Middle Tennessee State University economist Charles Baum, says part-time work as a high school senior translates into future career benefits that include higher hourly wages, increased annual earnings and less time spent out of work, even after three decades.

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 11:41am EDT

The next thing in hotel technology? Robots, of course

Robots are invading a popular hotel chain, to help humans do their job better.

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 09:14am EDT
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