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McMillan, D.C.'s Most Cursed Development Project, Explained
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McMillan, D.C.'s Most Cursed Development Project, Explained
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A series of legal hurdles this month have stymied the long-planned, long-plagued redevelopment of the McMillan Sand Filtration Site. But for anyone...

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Columbia Heights Tenants Head To Eviction Hearing Amid Rent Strike
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Columbia Heights Tenants Head To Eviction Hearing Amid Rent Strike
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Residents of a Columbia Heights apartment building who are withholding rent over complaints about their building are due in court today. The...

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Upshur Street's Petworth Citizen To Close, Reopen As A Bookstore-Bar Hybrid
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Upshur Street's Petworth Citizen To Close, Reopen As A Bookstore-Bar Hybrid
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After six years in business, Upshur Street’s book-themed restaurant and bar Petworth Citizen will be closing its doors. The laid-back, lounge-style...

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Small Business Owners Along Purple Line Worry They Won't Be Around To Reap Light Rail's Benefits
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Small Business Owners Along Purple Line Worry They Won't Be Around To Reap Light Rail's Benefits
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Long-time business owners along the path of the Purple Line see the pending light rail project as a potential source of new customers and new...

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On National Bagel Day, Call Your Mother Wins Big At Zoning Board
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On National Bagel Day, Call Your Mother Wins Big At Zoning Board
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On National Bagel Day, buzzy bagel purveyor Call Your Mother emerged victorious from a months-long struggle over its forthcoming location in...

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This GIF Shows How The D.C. Area's Demographics Have Changed Since 1970
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This GIF Shows How The D.C. Area's Demographics Have Changed Since 1970
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This GIF shows the shift in the region’s demographics since 1970.D.W. Rowlands / D.C. Policy Center Last decade began with the revelation that D.C....

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It Turns Out $900,000 Buys You A Congressional Office—Or At Least, A Lookalike
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It Turns Out $900,000 Buys You A Congressional Office—Or At Least, A Lookalike
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When staging a home for sale, one key tip is to decorate it so that buyers can imagine themselves living there. So, naturally, this Capitol Hill...

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DC Reynolds To Close After Eight Years In Park View
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DC Reynolds To Close After Eight Years In Park View
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DC Reynolds is closing after eight years in Park View amid (what else?) a steep rent hike. As one mourning fan writes on Twitter, the “neighborhood...

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Best Of DCist, 2019
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Best Of DCist, 2019
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Winnowing down the more than 2,000 stories that we published this year to 25 was no easy feat, and I couldn’t be happier about it. DCist broke a...

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Whole Foods Is Coming To Walter Reed
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Whole Foods Is Coming To Walter Reed
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A Whole Foods Market will anchor the forthcoming development at Walter Reed. The Army medical center that stood on the Georgia Avenue Northwest...

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Liberal Guilt Is Officials' Latest Tool To Build More Affordable Housing In D.C.'s Wealthiest Ward
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Liberal Guilt Is Officials' Latest Tool To Build More Affordable Housing In D.C.'s Wealthiest Ward
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Racial housing segregation in the United States wasn’t created “by accident or the result of private prejudices,” but through “racially explicit...

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In D.C.'s Latest Rent Strike, Columbia Heights Tenants Seek Changes At Vermin-Plagued Building
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In D.C.'s Latest Rent Strike, Columbia Heights Tenants Seek Changes At Vermin-Plagued Building
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Julia Flores has lived in a rent-controlled apartment in Columbia Heights since the 1990s—a small studio where she raised both her daughters. “We...

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First Look: Erik Bruner-Yang's ABC Pony Is An ‘80s-Themed Italian-Asian Pasta Shop In Navy Yard
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First Look: Erik Bruner-Yang's ABC Pony Is An ‘80s-Themed Italian-Asian Pasta Shop In Navy Yard
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ABC Pony sits on the ground floor of a luxury condo building in Navy Yard. Kate Stoltzfus / DCistThe all-day menu at ABC Pony will serve breakfast,...

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The Bike Rack Is Closing After A Decade In Business, Joining A Growing List Of Shuttered Bike Stores
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The Bike Rack Is Closing After A Decade In Business, Joining A Growing List Of Shuttered Bike Stores
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The Bike Rack, the Logan Circle bicycle shop that has been servicing the D.C. cycling community for over a decade, is joining the slew of other...

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WeWork Has Loads Of Office Space In D.C. Here's How Its Woes Could Affect The City
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WeWork Has Loads Of Office Space In D.C. Here's How Its Woes Could Affect The City
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For many white-collar office jockeys in the District, WeWork has been a blessing. The coworking provider put stylish, transit-adjacent workspaces...

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The International Square Food Court Is Closing This Month
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The International Square Food Court Is Closing This Month
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The International Square Food Court will shut down at the end of the month, joining the long list of eateries to close up shop in D.C. Located next...

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D.C. Council Unanimously Recommends Expelling Jack Evans From Office
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D.C. Council Unanimously Recommends Expelling Jack Evans From Office
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All 12 of Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans’ colleagues voted Tuesday to recommend that he be removed from office, the first time the city’s...

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Part Of Dupont Underground Could Become A Nightclub Under New Proposal
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Part Of Dupont Underground Could Become A Nightclub Under New Proposal
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Mayor Muriel Bowser has submitted plans to the D.C. Council that will allow developers to convert a popular subterranean gallery and performance...

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Check It, A Hub For LGBT Youth In Anacostia, Is Hoping The City Will Save It From Displacement
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Check It, A Hub For LGBT Youth In Anacostia, Is Hoping The City Will Save It From Displacement
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Check It Enterprises might be easy to miss from the outside: a small building on Martin Luther King Jr. Ave in Anacostia, wedged between a historic...

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Dupont Underground's Days Might Be Numbered, CEO Says
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Dupont Underground's Days Might Be Numbered, CEO Says
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A coalition of Washington arts leaders are urging city officials to preserve Dupont Underground, fearing that the popular arts space will be turned...

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Smithsonian Institution Has Its Sight Set On New Headquarters, But Congress Is Hesitant
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Smithsonian Institution Has Its Sight Set On New Headquarters, But Congress Is Hesitant
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New details emerged this week in the years-long saga of the Smithsonian Institution’s search for new headquarters. Newly installed Secretary Lonnie...

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Tenant Advocates Are Pushing For Sweeping Updates To Rent Control In D.C.
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Tenant Advocates Are Pushing For Sweeping Updates To Rent Control In D.C.
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With the District’s rent control law up for renewal next year, tenant advocates are calling for changes that would deepen protections for the city...

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Another ‘Soda Tax’ Fight Is Looming Large In D.C.
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Another ‘Soda Tax’ Fight Is Looming Large In D.C.
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A move in the D.C. Council to impose a new tax on sodas and sugary drinks is drawing pushback from a powerful and well-funded opponent: the soda...

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Accused Slumlord Sanford Capital Signs Million Dollar Settlement With D.C. Attorney General's Office
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Accused Slumlord Sanford Capital Signs Million Dollar Settlement With D.C. Attorney General's Office
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One of the District’s most notorious accused slumlords, Sanford Capital, has reached another settlement agreement with the D.C. attorney general,...

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Bowser Taps Former Deputy, Now An Amazon Official, For Events DC Board
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Bowser Taps Former Deputy, Now An Amazon Official, For Events DC Board
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Former Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Brian Kenner may be reemerging in local politics after a very recent departure from D.C....

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Small And Longtime D.C. Businesses Say They Need Help From The City To Survive
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Small And Longtime D.C. Businesses Say They Need Help From The City To Survive
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A well-attended public hearing in the D.C. Council sent a clear message to lawmakers: Small and minority-owned businesses need help staying afloat....

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D.C. Doesn't Yet Have An Office Dedicated To The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Community
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D.C. Doesn't Yet Have An Office Dedicated To The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Community
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A landmark moment for D.C.’s deaf community is approaching as a bill to create the first government office for people with hearing loss moves...

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Hotel Company Banned From Renting Residential Apartment Units In D.C.
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Hotel Company Banned From Renting Residential Apartment Units In D.C.
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The District of Columbia has banned a California-based hotel company from renting residential units in the city as part of a lawsuit settlement....

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D.C. Judge Must Decide If The Glover Park Whole Foods' Rodent Infestation Is An 'Act Of God'
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D.C. Judge Must Decide If The Glover Park Whole Foods' Rodent Infestation Is An 'Act Of God'
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More than two years after a persistent rodent infestation started this long-running saga, the residents of Glover Park still do not have their...

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Here's What Everyone's Wearing This Halloween, According To Local Costume Shops
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Here's What Everyone's Wearing This Halloween, According To Local Costume Shops
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The countdown to Oct. 31 is ticking and people are flocking to stores large and local to find the perfect costume. When it comes to which spooky...

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