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Dupont Underground's Days Might Be Numbered, CEO Says
Blog 3 days ago
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.
Blog 5 days ago
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
Blog 6 days ago
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
Blog 2 weeks ago
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.
Blog 2 weeks ago
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'
Blog 2 weeks ago
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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The Trump Organization Is Reportedly Considering Selling The Lease To Its D.C. Hotel
Blog 3 weeks ago
The Trump Organization Is Reportedly Considering Selling The Lease To Its D.C. Hotel
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The Trump Organization is considering selling the rights to its lucrative D.C. hotel, partially as a result of criticism about potential conflicts...

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D.C. Attorney General Calls Mayor's New Arts Office Illegal, Siding With Council In Ongoing Fight
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D.C. Attorney General Calls Mayor's New Arts Office Illegal, Siding With Council In Ongoing Fight
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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser violated District law late this summer when she created a new office to manage the city’s art collection and public art,...

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This Century-Old Horse Stable In Northeast Is Now Affordable Studio Space For Artists
Blog 4 weeks ago
This Century-Old Horse Stable In Northeast Is Now Affordable Studio Space For Artists
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At first glance, Randolph Place Northeast doesn’t seem like it has much going on. An uneven sidewalk is lined with a few rowhouses, a nonprofit...

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Don't Expect The Boba You're Used To At NoMa's New Bubble Tea Shop
Blog 1 month ago
Don't Expect The Boba You're Used To At NoMa's New Bubble Tea Shop
Source Dcist

Two things are true about Spot of Tea, a tea and boba company that’s been operating at pop ups and farmers markets in D.C. since 2017 and is...

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Some Of D.C.'s Biggest Neighborhood Listservs Are About To Lose Years Of Messages
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Some Of D.C.'s Biggest Neighborhood Listservs Are About To Lose Years Of Messages
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Peggy Robin may have expected this week to be like any other, but instead, she’s scrambling to deal with an unexpected crisis that could impact the...

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Mayor's Plan Calls For Big Increase Of Affordable Housing In High-Income Neighborhoods
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Mayor's Plan Calls For Big Increase Of Affordable Housing In High-Income Neighborhoods
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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser set a goal this year to add 12,000 new affordable homes to the city over the next six years. Tuesday, she unveiled her...

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The D.C. Council Will Consider Changing How Soda Is Taxed In The City
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The D.C. Council Will Consider Changing How Soda Is Taxed In The City
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With a message inspired by anti-gentrification protests, a host of Councilmembers, medical experts and grassroots organizers have joined forces to...

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Report: New Amazon Retail Store Is Coming To 14th Street
Blog 1 month ago
Report: New Amazon Retail Store Is Coming To 14th Street
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D.C. could be the home of another Amazon brick-and-mortar retail spot soon. Amazon signed a lease that will bring one of its retail concepts to an...

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The Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum Reopens This Sunday After Seven Months Of Renovations
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The Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum Reopens This Sunday After Seven Months Of Renovations
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The Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum will unlock its doors on Sunday after being closed for the better part of the year. The museum closed...

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Ten Facts You May Not Know About Friendship Heights
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Ten Facts You May Not Know About Friendship Heights
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While you may think of Friendship Heights as the area around a long stretch of Wisconsin Avenue, there are actually two separate geographic...

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First Look: Residents, Dupont Circle’s Trendy New Cafe And Bar, Wants You To Be A Regular
Blog 1 month ago
First Look: Residents, Dupont Circle’s Trendy New Cafe And Bar, Wants You To Be A Regular
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The cafe is long and narrow. Min Cheng / DCistChickpea fritters are on the evening dinner menu at Residents. Min Cheng / DCistResidents occupies...

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With D.C.'s Rent Control Law Up For Renewal, Housing Advocates Want To Make It Stronger
Blog 1 month ago
With D.C.'s Rent Control Law Up For Renewal, Housing Advocates Want To Make It Stronger
Source Dcist

For 10 years, Shirley Tabb coveted the corner apartments in her building on K Street NW. When she was finally able to afford one of the units with...

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On Georgia Avenue, Residents And Businesses Get Ready For A Saturday Without Cars
Blog 1 month ago
On Georgia Avenue, Residents And Businesses Get Ready For A Saturday Without Cars
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Residents along Georgia Avenue NW have mixed reactions about the plan to close three miles of the busy thoroughfare to vehicles this Saturday for D...

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At New Shop Somewhere In Navy Yard, Coffee And Clothes Go Together
Blog 1 month ago
At New Shop Somewhere In Navy Yard, Coffee And Clothes Go Together
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Somewhere, the new space from some of the team behind Maketto, is not a coffee shop, and also not a streetwear store, it’s both. For Will Sharp—who...

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D.C. Is Getting Another Food Hall, This Time In Mount Vernon Square
Blog 1 month ago
D.C. Is Getting Another Food Hall, This Time In Mount Vernon Square
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Last year, the Washington Post declared that food halls were “having a moment,” and it appears that moment continues with a forthcoming spot called...

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The Story Of The D.C.-Area Disney Park That Almost Was
Blog 1 month ago
The Story Of The D.C.-Area Disney Park That Almost Was
Source Dcist

Haymarket, Va., population 1,900, looks like a typical small town with a main street lined with American flags and local businesses. There’s a town...

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Amid Fears Of Displacement, Brookland Manor Tenants Take Redevelopment Case To Appeals Court
Blog 1 month ago
Amid Fears Of Displacement, Brookland Manor Tenants Take Redevelopment Case To Appeals Court
Source Dcist

Minutes after a white cargo van pulled up to the curb outside the D.C. Court of Appeals building on E Street NW, Cheryl Brunson was lifted out of...

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D.C.’s Most Hyperlocal Elected Officials Want More Support For Their Neighborhoods
Blog 1 month ago
D.C.’s Most Hyperlocal Elected Officials Want More Support For Their Neighborhoods
Source Dcist

Advisory neighborhood commissions represent District government at its most local, granular level. Two D.C. Council bills up for consideration next...

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New Council Bills Would Provide Relief To Small 'Legacy' Businesses Facing Displacement
Blog 2 months ago
New Council Bills Would Provide Relief To Small 'Legacy' Businesses Facing Displacement
Source Dcist

The District already offers some financial assistance to residents struggling to pay rent. Now your local barber shop could be next. As rising...

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