With another delay, Loudoun may be driving Wawa away

Wawa's bid to open its first Loudoun store is expected to earn county board approval next month. Given the company's two-plus year ordeal to drive the Dulles-area project through the pipeline, it may ultimately be the only one.

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 06:00am EST

Wal-Mart making a big change to its Black Friday strategy

Black Friday used to be a day. Now, if you're a Wal-Mart shopper, it's becoming a full five-day affair.

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 07:39am EST

Ugly Mug looks to expand, D.C. Pizza, Nando's opening

The Ugly Mug, one of Barracks Row's quintessential watering holes, is attempting to expand to its second floor, though the proposal is facing some pushback from the local Advisory Neighborhood Commission.

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 03:20pm EST

Move over, Pumpkin Spice Latte. There's a new holiday beverage in town.

Starbucks has another new holiday drink up its cardboard cup sleeves.

Monday - 11/10/2014, 09:37am EST

Ourisman exit means D.C. has no traditional car dealerships

D.C. can wave goodbye to its last traditional car dealership. Ourisman Volkswagen is burning rubber for a new, roomier home in Bethesda.

Friday - 11/07/2014, 09:09am EST

Politics & Prose to take over retail bookselling operations at Busboys & Poets

Two of D.C.'s cultural institutions in the restaurant and retailing world will join forces next year when Politics and Prose begins curating the retail book operations at most locations of Busboys & Poets.

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 02:30pm EST

Yes, Virginia, there will be a Starbucks eggnog latte this year

It took a barrage of angry customer phone calls, letters and social media ranting, but the coffee giant has rescinded its plans to discontinue the seasonal drink.

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 07:39am EST

Ottoman Taverna is the next Mt. Vernon Triangle restaurant from Hakhan Ilhan

Ottoman Taverna, a full-service Turkish restaurant from Alba Osteria and Pizza Autentica owner Hakhan Ilhan, will be the latest addition to Mount Vernon Triangle when it opens next fall.

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 05:11pm EST

D.C. United stadium deal has plenty of risks and rewards, report reveals

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's proposal to build a new soccer stadium for D.C. United at Buzzard Point would generate about $109.4 million in net fiscal benefits and support nearly 1,700 full time jobs in the District over the next three decades.

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 02:22pm EST

CityCenterDC lands Fig & Olive restaurant, retailers David Yurman and Caudalie

The latest culinary coup for CityCenterDC: Fig & Olive, the Mediterranean restaurant from French chef Pascal Lorange, will join the development in 2015.

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 12:50pm EST

CSX tunnel in Southeast wins green light

To the displeasure of nearby residents, CSX has won Federal Highway Administration approval of a plan to rebuild and expand a 100-year-old freight railroad tunnel in Southeast.

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 08:02am EST

High-end Canadian outfitter Arc'teryx coming to CityCenterDC

CityCenterDC will add an outdoors brand to its retail mix: Canadian outfitter Arc'teryx. It will be the brand's fourth store in the U.S. and its first one on the East Coast.

Tuesday - 11/04/2014, 12:02pm EST

Thip Khao opening, Plan B open, Teddy Folkman heads to Annapolis

D.C. will get its first Laotian restaurant later this month with the opening of Thip Khao, an eatery featuring the cuisine of Laos from chef Seng Luangraph of Falls Church's Bangkok Golden restaurant.

Monday - 11/03/2014, 05:23pm EST

Where have all the first-time buyers gone?

Here's a troubling trend for the housing market: First-time buyers now account for only one-third of all home purchases, the lowest share since 1987.

Monday - 11/03/2014, 02:35pm EST

A beer garden finally rises on lower Barracks Row, new mixed-use building rises in Edgewood

Lower Barracks Row will finally get its beer garden.

Monday - 11/03/2014, 10:59am EST

Tacos, tequila and more: What to expect at Mike Isabella's Pepita in Ballston

"Top Chef" alum Mike Isabella may have ended his relationship with the first D.C. Mexican restaurant he was involved in — Georgetown's Bandolero— but the chef didn't lose his taste for the casual cantina cuisine he helped spearhead there.

Friday - 10/31/2014, 02:03pm EDT

From food trucks to flower marts, how Prince George's will kick-start New Carrollton

On Friday, Victor Hoskins, the county's deputy chief administrative officer for economic development, led the third and final brainstorming session for activating New Carrollton, to get the area within one mile of Metro "off the ground." Flower markets? Food trucks? Concerts? All on the table.

Friday - 10/31/2014, 01:54pm EDT

Washington's spookiest structures (Video)

Sometimes area buildings can fall into the category of eerie or spooky, especially when you know the stories that help fill out the images.

Friday - 10/31/2014, 11:20am EDT

D.C. rethinks its central library plans, goes bigger

The District's big plans for its overhauled central library have expanded, though a mixed-use addition remains an option for the downtown landmark.

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 02:51pm EDT

Reagan National ranked a top airport for long layovers

Nobody likes a long airport layover, but for travelers who find themselves with lots of time on their hands at Reagan National Airport, Metro makes it possible to do a little sightseeing.

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 01:11pm EDT

Zombie foreclosures up in Washington

There are significantly more "zombie foreclosures" in the Washington area than there were a year ago.

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 11:04am EDT

Bethesda, Baltimore rate high for veteran job prospects

Baltimore and Bethesda provide good career prospects for military veterans looking to transition to a private sector or public agency job, according to a report from insurance company USAA.

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 12:38pm EDT

EquityEats acts as crowd-funder, bookkeeper, and even real estate broker for new D.C. restaurants

EquityEats is a new online restaurant funding platform, which seeks investments from accredited investors looking to put money into food and beverage.

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 06:00am EDT

Best cities for vampires? Washington is No. 6

Redfin's " 10 Best U.S. Cities to Be a Vampire" is based on late-night bar hours and the number of cloudy days, blood banks, blood drives and houses for sale near cemeteries. Washington ranks No. 6.

Tuesday - 10/28/2014, 12:13pm EDT

Want to ride in a Tesla? Book a room at the Hay-Adams Hotel

A downtown hotel is now offering one of the world's most-exclusive vehicles as an amenity.

Tuesday - 10/28/2014, 09:52am EDT

Celebrity chefs, fine wine: The surprising new world of airport dining

With the chance of an in-flight meal slim — and usually unpalatable when it is on offer — we transform our airport "dwell time" into meal time.

Monday - 10/27/2014, 10:09pm EDT

The best way to reheat steak, according to Double Eagle Chef Scott Kroener (Video)

All of us — the carnivores, anyway — have been there. You splurge on a beautiful cut of steak in a restaurant, knowing full well you can't finish all 20-some ounces typical of a steakhouse portion.

Friday - 10/24/2014, 12:35am EDT

Iceland's WOW Air lands at BWI

Low-cost carrier WOW Air will start its first U.S.-to-Iceland service at BWI/Marshall Airport and Boston's Logan Airport.

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 07:00pm EDT

Washington is flush with toilets

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 12:48pm EDT
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