Washington Business Journal

Kroger goes shopping "" for thousands more employees

Supermarket giant Kroger Co., which widened its footprint in the D.C. area with the January acquisition of Harris Teeter for $2.5 billion, says it will be hiring 20,000 workers across its store divisions.

Friday - 09/05/2014, 11:20am EDT

Scenes from D.C.'s first Dner en Blanc, a massive foodie happening at Yards Park

Commuters on the Metro Thursday night might have been less than enamored with hundreds of white-clad Dner en Blanc attendees toting tables, chairs and other picnic supplies, but those who participated in the first-ever D.C. event didn't let that spoil their evening.

Friday - 09/05/2014, 07:12am EDT

Dueling Georgetown piano bars? Mr. Smith's vets to open new spot

Georgetown won't be piano bar-less for long.

Wednesday - 09/03/2014, 04:56pm EDT

Where the wireless isn't: Western Loudoun's coverage gaps detailed, and what to do about them

Loudoun County has declared itself a data center hub for the Eastern Seaboard. But that doesn't mean its residents and businesses have access to quality data.

Wednesday - 09/03/2014, 09:32am EDT

Del Frisco's $10 million CityCenterDC steakhouse is designed to be the opposite of 'stuffy'

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse may be aiming to be the latest go-to fine dining restaurant in the city but that doesn't mean they have to look like it.

Friday - 08/29/2014, 02:28pm EDT

Actor Kevin Spacey has a stint in D.C. and it's not with 'House of Cards'

Two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey will be in the nation's capital soon, but not to film his Netflix series, "House of Cards." He'll show off his vocal talents at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington for a one-night-only concert Sept. 29.

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 04:53pm EDT

Coming to Tysons Galleria: a new font

The Tysons Galleria is home to some of the nation's most upscale retailers Hugo Boss, Cartier, Burberry, Chanel, Coach, Gucci, Saks Fifth Avenue. Its signs don't match its ritz.

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 04:52pm EDT

Crumbs cupcake shops could reopen in the D.C. region

Good news for Crumbs fans: Some of the cupcake company's D.C.-area stores could reopen after a federal bankruptcy judge on Wednesday approved the sale of the company to a new owner.

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 11:54am EDT

Study may give Maryland the edge in landing FBI headquarters

The battle to win the new home of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is down to three sites and two states.

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 11:52am EDT

With new Pinea restaurant, W Hotel rethinks luxury, aims local

Pinea, the new restaurant, aims to be a destination for local diners as much as it caters to hotel guests.

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 03:34pm EDT

She paid off $48K in debt in less than three years. Here's how

In 2008, Ja'Net Adams' household income dropped from $90,000 to $25,000 when she was laid off from her job as a pharmaceutical rep.

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 12:35pm EDT

Exclusive: Who is Robert W. Truland? We take a closer look

The D.C. region's largest electrical contractor abruptly shut down a little more than a month ago, forcing more than 700 employees to find new jobs and dozens of general contractors and sureties to find replacement firms to finish out the company's work.

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 11:44am EDT

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
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