Downtowner News 10-12

October 20, 2016

**Done Deal for D.C. School at Walter Reed** The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development finalized an agreement with the U.S. Army to turn 66.27 acres […]

Over Heard At Lunch: 10-12-16

**So Does Leo the Noodle** Actor Leonardo DiCaprio also took time off last week from his busy schedule — making politically relevant movies and dating supermodels — to drop in […]

Downtowner News 9-15

September 19, 2016

Closing Time for Union Social and BOE Step back, doors closing. After less than a year, D.C.’s Metro-themed …

Overheard at Lunch

August 10, 2016

44 at 55: Obama Celebrates at Fiola Mare; Gets Pie Sisters Cuppies Georgetown made quite an impression on President Barack …

Vice President Joe Biden got President Obama some birthday cuppies from Pie Sisters on M Street.

Obamas Moving to Kalorama

July 7, 2016

The Obamas just can’t quit D.C. — that is, until Sasha finishes high school. The first family has chosen to stick around the area until their younger daughter Sasha finishes her schooling at Sidwell Friends.

The Independent Journal Review reported Wednesday that the Obamas have selected Kalorama as their new neighborhood. The choice wasn’t much of a surprise to Washingtonians. After all, though Michelle Obama is a regular at the West End Soul Cycle, the neighborhood is a little tight for former White House dwellers.

Former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy tried to relocate back to Georgetown on N Street after President Kennedy was assassinated, but the number of people who came by out of curiosity proved to be too much; off to Manhattan she and her family went.

Downtown wouldn’t be suitable either, despite how much the president and first lady love downtown dining. It’s just too urban for a family that needs post-White House privacy.

Their chosen abode is an 8,000-square-foot home on Belmont Road, with nine bedrooms and eight bathrooms. Owned by Joe Lockhart, its current value is $6.35 million. The house has been without a full-time resident since January of this year, after Lockhart left for New York City to become the NFL’s executive vice president of communications.

Perks include parking for up to 10 cars and a spacious in-law suite, perfect for Mrs. Obama’s mother, Marian Robinson.

Celebs Attend Pride Fest

July 1, 2016

The annual D.C. Pride Festival wrapped up the same weekend as the Orlando terrorist attack on Pulse nightclub. The …

POTUS Quotes Unlikely Source

President Obama quoted an unlikely source June 14 at the United State of Women Summit at the Convention Center. “Our …

Buttercream Bakeshop: Classic Sweets With a Twist

Now open near the convention center: a bakery offering your childhood favorites, made from scratch.

The Obamas: They’re Just Like Us!

President Obama was just like any other emotional dad on his daughter’s graduation day. He hid his tears behind dark sunglasses during the ceremony, and afterwards, everyone got in the […]

BID Trumps It Up for Gondola

At the annual meeting of the Georgetown Business Improvement District at Sequoia June 14, the program about Georgetown’s year-in-review began with a little bit of fun from BID CEO Joe […]